mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. nose is citrus, hops and not much else. not bad on the palate but the hops are int he back with caramel in the front.
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye, brown color with a caramel aroma, no foam, flavor is sweet caramel with a light bitterness
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours a clear amber with no head, bubbles or lacing. Nose is great with honey, toasted caramel and almost no hops. Taste is hops, honey, with an oily mouthfeel. This beer is undercarbonated a bit as well.
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish copper color with not much head. Aroma is lacking..not much there. taste is very bleh. some hops notes, some malt, but nothing goes together and just runs around the mouth trying to get together. Unbalanced, uninteresting, and yet another smash hit from this brewer.
gobeers (13) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle with a rich frothy head. Aroma was a good balance of hops. Nothing specific but pleasing. Flavor was of toffee malts and hops. Overall a very solid beer. A strong malt backbone to support the hops. A hefty amount of bittering that didn’t burn my tongue. This is what I imagine IPAs once tasted like
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with thin off white head. Aroma is citrus hops, some diacetyl and caramel malt. Taste is much the same. This wasn’t a very good IPA in my book. Lack of a citrus profile, combined with the diacetyl just don’t add up.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is grassy hops, light citrus, and a medium amount of malts. Taste is much the same. Tastes more like an IPA to me. A decent standard fair, but nothing exciting.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with good, foamy off-white head / Faint hop and citrus nose / Light to medium body, with good balance and fair finish / Flavors of toasted barley, dry hops, and burnt sugar, with citrus notes / Point is doing a nice job of transitioning from being a micro to a craft brewer. As an older drinker with fond memories of them during my college days, I wish them well and say keep at it.
twindadplus2 (626) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery red with a two finger light tan head. Aroma is subtle notes of grapefruit and earthy hops with a bit of toffee sweetness. Flavor is creamy toffee malt followed by herbal hops and a dry astringent finish.
hopscotch (9997) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 Bottle… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is restrained, but offers notes of biscuit, earthy hops and a touch of either toffee, caramel or praline - I can’t decide - and just a whisper of acidity. Full-bodied and very creamy with modest carbonation. Decent balance. Toffee and caramel sweetness up front; earthy, astringent bitterness and a rumor of tanginess on the backside. Lengthy, moderately bitter, dry finish. Kudos to otakuden for providing the bottle!