Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: a bright, hazy, peachy hue, with a smallish head, light and brief.
Aroma: nice, zesty hops right up in the nose, soft and wonderfully rounded, a bit tamed, but bountiful in fruit (peach, melon, pineapple, apricot, citrus), a sweet, beautiful blend, to be sure.
Hop assault in this ale is small, but the flavor is large and long.
A very delicious, and judiciously hoppy ale. The Saaz hops employed inject just the right amount of taste, without ever becoming too bitter. (Not that I object to that in an ale.) But it works wonders here: tangy, citric, yet sweet, happy, a perfect fruitiness, and a brew I could enjoy again and again!
richbeir (15) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is medium to full. Faint amber in color, with an ever so slight haze. The aroma is a light and grainy almost unnoticeable. Has a diluted hoppy flavor with a hint of bitterness. A little on the weak side, probably brewed for the mainstream beer drinker, but all in all above average.
IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very laerge fluffy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, malty and a bit like wheat bread. The hops are much more obvious in the flavor as well as the high carbonation. These combine for quite a bite. Otherwise standard pale ale fare. Im glad this is very cold.
Thanks to 123456green for the trade.
jsquire (3693) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden out of the bottle with a foamy white head and a slightly soured grain nose. Flavor has a citrusy tange to it over a nice malty sweetness. Hops linger in the back of the throat while a yeasty dough is further up. I bet it is good with a sandwich. Thanks to 123456green for the bottle.
Indra (2694) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suitably grassy, spicy, hop aroma, some faint grainy malt notes and citrus. Golden amber color, hazy and lightly sedimented, average head. Flavor is also full of juicy hop, again spicy and citric, dashes of pepper, and a very slight maltiness late. Finishes dry and bitter. Light-medium bodied, vigorous carbonation on the palate. Easy-drinking. Could perhaps use a bit more balance, but fine for what it is. Thanks, Louis!
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber...hoppy nose...definately got the grass and astringint taste...not an aweful beer though...
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2004 Bottle pours a dull hazy golden, medium fizzly off-white head, plenty o carbonation, yeasty bits abound, with decent lacing. Light hops and citrus on the nose. Forwardly malty/grainy with a bit of a hop bite. Somewhat grassy, maybe a bit of overripe fruit. Slight astringent taste on the finish. Decent body and mouthfeel. Not the best, but not bad. Thanks goes out to 123456green for the trade!
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subtle hopping with lots of drinkability. Faint aroma, cloudy goldenrod body with a thin head. Nothing too special here but it is good for a beer from central Texas.
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strong peach, orange, some lime, light pine. Taste is mild sweet, earth, peach. Medium body, some zestiness. Nice and drinkable.
rajendra82 (975) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bomber with a simplistic label depicting the Blanco River. The color of the beer is hazy golden orange with a fizzy carbonation at first. The head is about an inch thick and short lived. The aroma is very faintly hoppy with pine resin. The taste has butterscotch like malt, and pine/grapefruit hops. The beer is light to medium thick on the palette, with a dry aftertaste. A decent beer, but feels a bit indecisive as to where it wants to go. Thanks to 123456green for this bottle amopng his samples of Texas beer.