Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a murky orange body with a brownish orange head. Serious lacing here. The aroma is rife with grapefruit, orange zest, and pine atop a strong sweet malt scent. Thick bodied, it has a sturdy caramel body with enough hop bitterness to make this hophead smile. The finish is a prolonged citric and pine bitterness. Not too shabby.
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Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler as noted below. Coppery pour with a white head. Big grapefruit nose, decent malt backbone. Flavor is really nice - pine, grapefruit, orange, even something like peach - all over a lightly sweet malt. Body is thick, but not overly so. Another winner from the tasting!
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Immy’s. From Growler. Yellow orange pour with white head. Candied grapefruit nose. Flavor is a lighter version of the nose along with some herbal notes. Well done.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Immy’s Tasting on 7-22-06. Unopened and leftover at RBSG so I took this home and into the fridge it went. I believe chris_o purchased this - thanks Chris! Copper bodied. Nose is hoppy, malty, and citrusy. Taste is malt with loads of hops, pine, and citrus fruits. Body is medium-full and chewy. Light oily feel as well. Finishes with more furits (melon, pear and tangerine), sweet amlts, caramel, hops and pine. Nice stuff!
Kinz (3164) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Immy’s Tasting, growler remaining from RBSG 06. Again, this held up fine with the travel. In fact, this beer was the highlight of the tasting for me. Medium orange copper colore, good head. Rich aroma of grapefruit and random citrus fruits. Flavor of grapefruit, more citrus, floral notes, and a fantastic balancing malt of caramel and biscuit. This hit all the things I look for in an IIPA. You could argue for perhaps more hop assault, but that’s just being picky. Great stuff.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Immy’s Tasting. Clear amber color with a thin white head. Sweet citrus hops and caramel aroma. Sweet floral and citrus hops and caramel flavors.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy orange color with thick, foamy off white head that laced the glass. Smells of cotton candy and hoppy grapefruit. Prominent malty caramel flavor accented by alcohol and citrusy hops. Slightly sweet with a pleasant grainy aftertaste. Carbonation is on the low end. Very little hop bitterness.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours a hazy amber with a thin head and nice lacing. Smells of cherries and malts, and tastes the same. Thick on the palate, I like this one.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Brewpub in Greensboro 3/25/06: Hazy amber body with a medium white head, nicely lasting and sticking to the glass. The aroma is fresh, juicy hops, and plenty of citrus scents. The taste is bitter, juicy hops, citrus, and an interesting yeast character that tastes exactly like the salty/fruity/light butter character found in both Legend and Pizza Port beers. Medium bodied, medium carbonated, finishes with bitter citrus hops and some of that fruity yeast.