gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one on draught at Brew Daze 2006. Without a doubt, one of the finest IPA’s out there. Light orangy-yellow pour with a fine head, very pronounced hoppiness, with roses and apple in the nose, and one of the most potent, overwhelming bitterness of hops. Finishes smooth and clean. Outstanding.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours to a small head; honey color. Very citrusy smell. Not much initial taste, but has a strong (but good) finish. Citrus, hops, and a lasting hoppy finish. A nice, lighter IPA.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little on the light side for an IPA, but tasty and refreshing nonetheless. It pours a pale orange body and a small head that still manages to do some fine lacework. The aroma is a light caramel malt topped with a solid pine and grapefruit hopping. The flavor, reflecting the nose, is very well balanced, the hop bitterness winning out in the lingering finish. A welcome addition to the Chicago area.
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heemer77 (5152) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2006 Thanks for the bottle, iowaherkeye. Poured with a medium gold body and a frothy off white head. The aroma is bursting with grapefruit and some light caramel. There is a lot of cirus in the nose. The taste has some bitter bread crust with grapefruit citrus behind it. A decent and fresh tasting IPA.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks and smells delightful. Hoppy goodness with a bit or a sour aftertaste. Not bad, but not the best.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full piney hop aroma, once you get out of the pine forest,there is some carmel toffee malt there, overall a very elequent hophead aroma, , a somewhat lighterorange amber color a hop prominent piney grapefruit taste slight malt backbone, smooth bitterness in aftertaste. A style conforming well made IPA,that I would have to judge highly in competition,somewhat of a session brew because of its light body,another well made midwest hop brew
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle acquired via trade with Wallybrau. Congrats on your 1st trade John!
This poured a nice light orange color with a thin white head. Subtle hop aroma with some citrus notes. Good medium bodied flavor with a some citrus and pine. Some caramel malt presence with a nice bitter aftertaste. Nice overall beer!
drpimento (2386) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
just had it on draft at Bodega Brew Pub, downtown La Crosse, WI. Piney, citrusy aroma with a hint of malt. Nice lace, light head. Same with flavor but malt comes on much stronger. Some resiny finisish. Definite American IPA. Hazy burnished brass color. Mouth filling body. Fun sensation of hop burps thru the nose.
Ughsmash (7260) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled January 2004. Poured a clear lighter amber with a medium cap of white head. Nose picked up lots of grapefruit and caramel with herbal notes and spices lagging behind. Bitterness was high throughout on the flavor, but the flavors behind it were a bit murky... grapefruit and pine were there, but there was something else. Shaven metal and a solid dose of sticky caramel malts were in there, too. Medium-bodied. Finish was long and piney. Just OK.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, <!-- i -->Jan04<!-- /i --> is all I can make out--hopefully it’s not the best by date. Pours a hazy copper with a small eggshell head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit, some caramel malts, biscuity malts, and an off-metallicky smell. Flavors follow the aroma except that the hops come through more as grapefruit, and the metal and biscuits come through towards the end. Moderate bitterness noted. Medium bodied, low sharp carbonation. Pretty decent IPA, though if they could lose the metal flavors would be more enjoyable.