Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 49   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
A: The pour is a clear, dark amber color with a small off-white head, leaving some mild lacing. S: A lot of sweet caramel malt along with some brown sugar. A mild citrus aroma helps to cut through the sweetness. T: Despite a very sugary nose, the sweetness was fairly restrained. The caramel and brown sugar come through, but so do some nice citrus and fruit flavors. The hops donít really provide any bitterness here, which I could have used a touch of. M: The body is medium to full with a moderate level of carbonation. D: A touch more bitterness and this one would have been a lot better. It was still good as it is, but seemed to be missing something.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12970) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Dark brown color with reddish copper hilights. Respectable light tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel. Medium body with light carbonation. Slightly herbal/mild spice flavors. Finishes smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, sweet candied dry fruit, and dank hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dried fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Copper pour, off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel malt, kinda plain. Flavor is hoppy, resin, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2010
BottleÖ Most beautiful, clear, rose-tinged copper ale Iíve 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 itís not of the pleasant variety Ė metallic lupulin sears the rear of my mouth, palate and the sides of my tongue. I canít determine whether itís the heat from the hops or the heat from alcohol, but thereís a boozy feel here. Finishes acutely bitter and hot with a lingering medicinal, cough syrup aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Pours dark brown with a thick tna head and a toffee aroma. There is a complex nutty dark malt flavor that reflects characteristics of the various grains used. Theextensive hopping produces a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Tap at Beachwood. Pours with a hazy auburn body and a light brown head that stays and leaves good lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, tons and tons of malt, and some melon aromas with hops (reminds me of Ale to the Chief). Taste is malty and a bit nutty with dark fruits and light spicey hops. Syrupy mouthfeel and light carbonation

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7881) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
poured dark ruby/mahagony-purty beer!aroma is complex and sweet with a hint of apple(?). the flavor is unique and can maybe be closest compared to an english barleywine, but actually better than most iíve had. full bodied without being thick or cloying. if ths were bottled, iíd be searching it out. the flavor is truly special." ironically bottles not quite the same. 4.2 tap, 3.8-9 bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Draft. Bronze beer with a light tan head. Light pine aroma with light toasty malt. Light grapefruit/pine flavor with toasted and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Piney/earthiness lingers with some light caramel.

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