Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2nd annual Michigan Winter Beer Festival, Lansing. Ruddy orange body, thin off-white head. Aroma and body dominated by a big swirl of caramels and sweet breads, punctuated by slightly faded but still potent citrusy hops. Leathery and salty notes also present. Good heft. I would have pegged this as an aged Imperial IPA, but the malts are heavy. A touch of oxidation wasn’t too distracting.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brew pub. Advertised as 10% ABV. Clear copper color with thin offf white head that left a little bit of lace on the glass. Flowery, perfumy hop aroma with a whiff of alcohol. Sweet on the tongue with lots of alcohol flavor that mingles with toffee and molasses. Slick mouth feel.
TheBeerGod (5500) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2006. Gold bodied. Nose is hoppy and citrus laden with some sweet malts and candied fruits. Taste packs on more citrus notes and hops with some sweet creamy maltiness. Body is medium-full with some sticky notes and dense carbonation. Bit of slickness in spots as well. Ends with more hops, citrus peels, and caramel.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GTMW 06. Pale body with off-white head. The aroma is loaded with cascades, lots of citrus and sweetness. The flavor is sweet, caramel, cookie dough and grapefruit. Sticky, full body.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark straw color whispy head. Very sweet aroma some off citrus notes. Palate is well coated & quite creamy. Flavor is very sweet syrups a light grass reminiscent of an old ale.