sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at piece. i blindly guessed this at somewhere between an IPA and a DIPA. the waiter said it was an IPA subsequently. lots of hops as is traditional with Piece, but there was something different about this. i wish i’d had more than the two sips i had before the person i was with decided she wanted the rest. it was pretty good and creamy, i’d call it a solid IPA with a lot of malt character because the flavor was actually very balanced and maybe a bit vanillaish.
Ughsmash (7174) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Piece. Poured a clear medium golden with a dusting of white head. Aroma picked up juicy pears and pineapples with drier toffee.. rather soft overall, but fills out with lighter fruits as it warms. Flavor had brittle toffee at the core along with pineapple and grapefruit.. juicy, yet sharp bitterness.. odd contrast that I didn’t dig. Dry, bitter, and medium-bodied on the palate.. tingly sharpness around the tongue.. wanted to be creamy, but every time it got close, sharpness arose. Decent.
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Schlafly’s Repeal of Prohibition Fest along with Beerdrenched. This struck me as being very similar to Tweedleee. Pours copper with a thick beige head. The aroma has fresh hops that are citric and earthy. Medium body with a good amount of soft carbonation. The flavor starts with lots of hops that are fairly earthy, but very heavy on the citrus aspects. The finish was along the same lines. A nicely done IPA.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Schlafly "Repeal Of Prohibitions" festival, same malt profile as Tweedledee, but with Bravo hops, nice aroma, a good pine with a light citrus, but I thought the taste was a bit watery, making this APA feel thin overall.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival) amber with off white head. Lovely hops aroma. Flavor is pine hops, but with enough malt for balance. Lovely APA.