hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 Beautiful, light amber/orange ale.
Huge, rocky, white head. Spider web lacework.
The nose is malty and fruity with notes of orange blossom honey. A combination of apple and pear, caramel and cologne.
Flavor is well-balanced, but nondescript. Some notes of caramel and citrus fruit. Astringent on the backside. Not very bitter. Light-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. A bit watery and thin. Lengthy, fairly bitter, dry finish.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Nice hop aroma. Light copper color with lasting head. Dominating hops over malt, and flavors fill the palate. Pleasant, but nothing worth going too far out of your way for.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale orange. Large white bubbles but not much head overall. Pure hop aroma. Smells exactly like fresh hops about to be thrown into the brew kettle. Flavor is more malty then the aroma suggests. Hops are rather subdued actual. Medium bitterness. Dry medium body.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with medium beige head.Nice hoppy aroma but not overpowering. Taste is well mixed between hops and malts but hops take over towards the middle.Sweet on the palate. Finishes with some bitterness and a nice dry hoppy feel.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper color. thin head that disappears rapidly. nice balance of malt and light hops
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright copper body with a thin white head. No lacing.
Nice aroma of hops, floral.
Bitter bite with a thin maltiness. Lingering bitterness, slight alcohol burn in the finish.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a crystal clear amber with a good rocky head and only slight lace. Flowery aroma of hops. The flavor was hoppy with a light malt backbone. The finish was somewhat bitter. The palate is a touch light. This one is OK, but I'm glad I only got 12 oz.
Kinz (3696) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, beautiful orange color with a head that looked like it was a molded white cap on top that didn't fade. Aroma of gentle hops. Flavor was also centered around hops, flowery with a touch of grapefruit floating in the background. The malt came up a bit short, leaving the beer thin and almost watery on the finish.
Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is slightly hoppy. The color is a slightly hazy lihgt amber and it has an OK but fast disappearing head. The flavor is sweet and hoppy from aroma hops. It ends on a grassy note. It is not that bitter, so I would rather call it a standard ale than an IPA. An OK beer but nothing special.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Copper colored with a small beige head. More malt in the aroma than hops. Flavor is pretty hoppy though. Finish is long, dry and bitter. A little over carbonated.