Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured amber with a medium off white head...smell is pine...taste is pretty well balanced...stong hop bitterness toward the finish...I think us Texans are excited to have another quality brew and thatís partially why it is so highly rated...good indeed, great it is not...
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gingerman, Austin. Nose of sugary gummi-bears/bubble gum sweet hops... flavor has a weird twang that makes me think "chicken" or "chicken wings" or "cardboard" Tangy and sweet with abrasive IIPA-like hop profile. Very good, but weird. Whatís funny is I donít remember writing that stuff down about chicken wings, but itís in my rating so I need to include it. That was a fun night.
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2005 Tap Gingerman Houston,tx: Pours hazy with avg head. Great balance with malts and hops, hops however rule in this brew. Not overly sweet like most IPA these days. Has a little more pop I guess thats the Winter in the IPA. Finish crisp and clean with slight bitter aftertase. Do try its great!!
Kevin (2023) - Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at the saucer. cloudy almost brown yellow with a fat sticky darkish white head. strong hop aroma that is piney. taste is almost an orange but the pine comes through here also. fruity bubblegum finish. a nice strong IPA, i will have again.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap..Flying Saucer. Very nice surprise to see this on tap. Bartender didnít even know it was there. Huge grapefruit aroma with a nutty toasted flavor. Nice IPA.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2005 The hops in this are just fantastic. If only the body were pumped up a bit to go with the delightful aroma and flavor of those marvelous hops. Often get an IPA that I like, but feel has crudeness to the bittering. This is exquisite. But as much as I am biased in favor of this brewer I have to point to the flaw as minor as it may be. Were the body just tweaked a bit this could be really mind blowing.
aHA Some Worjk has been done on this, and while not perfect it sure is MIGHT DAMN GOOD!! Looking forward to MANY more pints ...
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at the Daught House. Murky copper color. Big grapefruit nose. Almost sweet citrus aroma. Good grapefruit bitterness with a great slightly nutty malt background. Clean floral finish. Very nice IPA. Good job Tim!
PorterPounder (5095) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at the Ginger Man in Austin, Tx. Medium copper color pour with a medium sized head. Sweet, floral aroma, with some subtle fruity notes - not overdone at all with mouth puckering bitterness. Crisp, bittersweet grapefruity notes with a delectable nutty malty backbone. Mouthfeel is crisp, yet creamy. A most delectable little IPA - about what I would expect form the folks at Real Ale.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peach in color with a thin white stable head. Very floral and resinous nose with some grain and a hint of vanilla. Light in body with a very bitter finish. Strong hop flavor with a bit of candi sugar flavor. Apparently a new seasonal from the Blanco brewers. Get it while you can.