Frank (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly cloudy golden orange. Big, white head and lots of lace. Nose is lightly floral w/ a bit of hops. Crisp and light and just gently hoppy.
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear, medium amber with a two-finger soapy white head. Thorough lacing ensued. Soft, clean floral and pine hoppage plus caramel in the aroma... quite soothing. Flavor had lots of hoppy bitterness, but not too much flavor behind it. Decent caramel base with subtle grapefruit and pine highlights. Smooth across the tongue and bitter around the edges. Short floral hop finish. This was an easy-drinkin’ ale, but nothing spectacular or memorable.