Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
2008 9.2% 2010- 7.5%

First brewed in 1995 on the day Jerry Garcia Died, and is named after one of his guitars. This complex multi grain ale is made with a blend of ten types of malted barley. The spicy hop character comes from select German and Czech Hops. Served unfiltered to allow maximum flavors for your enjoyment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Courtesy of ericandersnavy. Clear copper color/ frothy tan head. Ganja bud, leafy hop, caramel aromas. medium bodied. Teas leaf, floral hop flavors with toasted caramel--good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is a lot hoppier than I expected it to be. I get a lot of grass, pine and citrus notes. I get a little bit of malt, but the aroma is all about the hops. The flavor is also very hoppy. I get a lot of grass, pine and floral notes, with a little bit of citrus. There is not too much of a malt backbone and the bitterness is about medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, florals, light pine, and citrus. Flavor of caramel malt, florals, grass, nuts, and herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, iced tea reddish color with with a piney menthol aroma, flavor is fruity hops , nice finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
bottle thanks to rosebud butternuts. poured an orange/amber with a cream head. nose is florals, faint fruits, and citrus. nice on the palate, citrus, and fruits for the flavor, easy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (4313) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle courtesy ericandersnavy. Clear orange color with a bubbly head. Aroma is dry grain, cardboard, and tiny sweet. Flavor is dry and a bit tart. Some aging grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
This beer pours a rich reddish amber with a medium tan head. The aromas are bread, nuts. The mouthfeel is sticky, bitter with a heavy body. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle… Most beautiful, clear, rose-tinged copper ale I’ve ever seen. Wow! It bears a relatively small, creamy, khaki head. Pretty good retention. The nose is of sweet maple syrup and brown sugar flanked by a mild citrus fruit component. Full-bodied and chewy with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is harshly bitter and it’s not of the pleasant variety – metallic lupulin sears the rear of my mouth, palate and the sides of my tongue. I can’t determine whether it’s the heat from the hops or the heat from alcohol, but there’s a boozy feel here. Finishes acutely bitter and hot with a lingering medicinal, cough syrup aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (936) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Fairly heavy aroma of wood and candy sugar. Crystal clear dark brown with a ruby tinge and a decent tan head. Right up front there’s a good bitter hop/tannic bite with an equally strong alcohol bite. Molasses, dark candy sugar, toasted wood and bittersweet chocolate flavors abound. Hops go from start to finish on this with mostly flavoring rather than aroma, and they’re heavy on the tongue with a nice earthiness. Interesting balance between a light-medium body, a heavy flavor, rounded mouthfeel and a dry, woody aftertaste This would be a good dessert beer with anything containing chocolate. This version is from 2010 and is only 7.5% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2683) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Tap. Moderate aromas all around, with caramel and dark bread for the malt, herbs for the hops, earth for the yeast, with toffee, wood, dark dried fruit and faint spice and port in the background. Head is small, creamy, off-white with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear dark mahogany. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic then finishes lightly acidic, moderately bitter and a bit sour. Palate is medium, watery and has a soft carbonation. A pretty good American Strong Ale that gets so much better as it warms.

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