argo0 (11126) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark copper body, beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, light caramel. Soft light-medium body, low carbonation. No clubbing over the head with the bitterness, just straightforward enjoyable. Very drinkable.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Rich O’s in New Albany, IN. Small ivory head with excellent lacing, softly carbonated, transparent, and a copper red hue. Malty and hoppy aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty, and hoppy. Smooth, dry mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied IPA.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the brewpub. Dark maple...big malty nose...very sweet on the tongue with hints of lactic sourness...mapley and a bit woody...rather too sweet and with just a touch of piney hops towards the end; certainly closer to a restrained English IPA than an over-the-top American one, which I appreciate...but certainly not the best this fine brewer has to offer.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was weak but the appearance was nicer. The big, bubbly head left nice lacing. The taste was one that was very hoppy.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Fest: Deep amber with a small frothy head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, plum, grapefruit, (light pine, grassy, and spicy) hops, and earthy yeast esters. The taste starts with a bitter piney and tart grapefruit nature. Chalky and roasty undertone to provide good balance. The feel is crsip and sharp with a light bite upon the finish. A quality brew with good depth, very quaffable. Almost an ESB style in character except for the pine.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours an amber-cooper color with a medium-sized white head. Has a floral and hoppy aroma. Grapefruit and hops flavors with a nice smooth finish.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus hops nose with underlying sweet caramel aroma. Had a couple samples and found it to be a nicely balanced, greatly doused with aromatic hops but finishes only slightly bitter. Good job for another of their high gravity specials. These guys are like mad scientists, very cool beers. Over the top on purpose, yet maintains balance and drinkability.
flemdawg (521) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BIG Oktoberfest: A very typical IPA, but thats not all bad. Hazy red/orange with a white head. Floral, hops aroma. Citrusy, hops, floral taste and a nice finish.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of a big mason Jar. No head, no lace. Seems to have no carbonation at all. Dark reddish appearance. Flavor is rather good. Nice bitterness and kind of a roasty toastiness that turns to more sweet and malty tones as it sits in your mouth.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got a growler of this from Rich O's. Maybe a mistake on my part in handling it. The beer was flat after only one day and was in my $18 flip top growler. Copper colored. Like others, hoppy at first and sweetens as it goes down. I will have to rerate later to give it a fair chance.