thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of finely sized mostly lasting white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained unnoted carbonation, was unnoted and unnoted in color. Its aroma contained notes of malty caramel . Its mouth feel is initially very tingly with a lingering tingly palate and a hoppy aftertaste. Its flavor contained mild caramel malt notes. An above average brew.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cascade all the way...grapefruit and pine. Their hopped up ales are even better than their wheats. Good IPA, despite what they call it.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a large, off-white head. Spicy grapefruit aroma (Cascade?). Moderate-to-high bitterness, some graham cracker malt sweetness. Bitter, resinous finish. Good, but only in small quantities.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange glow with some creamy white rungs and an icy wisped head. Big hoppy whiff with some grass and pine. Medium to fuller bodied. Lays in like an IPA. Tongue chafing principally the result of pine. Elements of grass and lilies come in on the underbelly. A decent ale, but I like strong ales to be stronger.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft) Iíve rated this right down the middle in every category. Nothing at all stands out. I donít like the style, so I donít like the beer.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A lot of people rave over Pieceís wheat beers but Iím really a bigger fan of their hoppy American ales. This one is nice clear reddish golden with a great head. Huge and hoppy but very crisp and drinkable. Not incredibly complex but that wasnít what they were going for.
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Piece Brewery & Pizzeria. Poured a small white head that was mostly lasting, fine-medium sized bubbles, good lacing, transparent, and a yellow gold hue. Aroma was malty, hoppy and sweet. Sweet, hoppy flavor. Hoppy mouthfeel.
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light bronze small head. Nice hoppy nose, but not a traditional IPA. This was a sweeter hop variety. Flavors of sweet hop bitterness creep in. This blend of hops and sweetness is unique, yet powerful. Very nice beer.
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 man, me being an IPA fan, I was expecting big things out of this. I must say I was rather disappointed. At first, the cascades made me happy, as I drank more an more of it, it became sickeningly sweet, almost to the extent that I didnít really want to finish it. I donít think it is correct to call this an IPA, much the same way that the 120min isnít. NOt to say they are on the same level, but both were intensely sweet. Still, it would have been nice ina smaller glass, but can I really complain? no...
Re-rate: Beer has evolved and has become a stronger beer as a result. This isn’t the same beer at all, as it is a lot paler and lighter. Still obscenely hoppy, though now it has some real umph to it and is paler. Nose is strongly American non-C hops, not sweet at all, nice dry finish. Much better beer and comperable to Camel Toe. Awesome beer, though nothing really super-exceptional. Very drinkable, even at 7%+
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
slightly amberish golden hue. perfect small head with good retention and lace. typical graprfruit hoppy nose. it is medium bodied with a very fruity character. just lacking something in the finish, but an excellent american ipa.