argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In 1989, when this beer was still known as Ballard Bitter, and I was almost 21, this was my first microbrew. I was hooked, and eagerly awaited the opportunity to try it again should it ever move back East. My how times have changed!
(draft) Lightly hazed straw body topped by a white head. Aroma is meidum sweet, grapefruit, light biscuit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, light biscuit, caramel. Light-medium body, some crispness. Good transition beer.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a white head with gold/yellow color. Aroma is citrus hops-bitter. Taste is citrus hops-bitter, secondary/faint medium/light malt. OK carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
clear amber, whispy head, sweet malt aroma with a hint of fragent hops, medium body, sweet malt flavor followed by a nice dose of lasting bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
cloudy dark yellow, solid lace, nice fine off white head, big sweet carmel malt flavor with lots of hops, long mild bitter finish, fades
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
bhensonb (10184) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ripe apricot color. Hop, but not citrus, aroma. Hint of apricot flavor, prominent bitterness. Clean. Apricot followed by sweetness, finish is mildly bitter. Just a delight. Finish isn’t really dry, but seems to not be sweet either. Well balanced? Delightful.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark yellow color with thin white head. Decent citrus and grapefruit aroma. Medium body, slightly sour. Decent.
Tmoney99 (9962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden color with large rocky white head. Aroma a good hoppy tone. Flavor small and dry with medium finish.
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kernig hopfiger Antrunk. Hopfiger werdend, spritzig, trocken bitter. Hell malzig, nett ohne besonders zu sein. 11/11/11/11/11/11
bierkoning (9743) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, GBBF. Light amber color. Hoparoma and a strong hop flavor. Vanilla, licorice and blackcurrant. Medium bodied. Long oily blackcurrant finish. Another US IPA with shiploads of flavor.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very subtle IPA. I had some on tap at Ri Ra in Burlington. Nice golden pour with a mild hop aroma. Flavor is quite sweet and the hops are, as I mentioned, subtle. A very tasty little brew.
Lubiere (9302) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow fizzy ale with white head, which laced the glass nicely. Light malty aroma with barely any hops. Malty beer, almost like a lager or a Keith’s, very crisp, but without any of the expected hops. Oily mouthfeel. Bottle.CNY Brewfest Feb. 5 2005.