muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
New England Road Trip Easter ’05 with MartinT, tiggmtl and Rastacouere, beer #67. Pint on tap at Sunset Grill. Dark orange with a lasting creamy small head and thick coating in the glass...sweet citrusy/hoppy nose is nice but gives little indication of the treasure to come...hugely malty body subtle with fresh, juicy peaches, new-mown grass and late finishing earthy bitterness...very sweet throughout, but never cloying, with one of the most gorgeous, pillowy, light yet enveloping mouthfeels ever. I’ve waited a long time for this beer, and it did not disappoint. Best of the weekend.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice rubyesque color. Diffuse head. Very smooth, surprisingly subdued hop aroma, with the flavors a little more assertive, though slightly harsh with some raw, grassy hints. Plummy malts in the aroma. Much like a miniature Bigfoot. Leggy head.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
strange peppery hop aroma, dark copper in color, herbal/mediciny hops dominate with a unique sweetness interlaced and some growing earthy hoppiness near the finish, a truly disinct beer
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber color, solid white head. Potent aroma of pine tree and grapefruits. No surprisingly there’s much more of that in the flavor. Juicy, sticky dripping pine cones and hop juice, well balanced and firm, sharp bitterness but in a pleasant way. Tremendously enjoyable throughout.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 I really enjoyed this brew. It was very fruity whitout being overly sweet. It was very drinkable, but the mouthfeel was a little thick.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Drafting Room, Exton. Hazy copper colored, woth big malt, hops, fruit aroma. Tons of malt and hops in this, balanced by some floral esters. Rich, complex finish. Fantastic.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden. Minty, herbal aroma. Very full bodied. Malty, balanced sweetness. Best part is the bitterness that dominates, goes for a long finish. Herbal notes in the taste as well.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lighter amber color, small white head. Aroma is hoppy, with pine needles and grapefruit. Flavor is "subdued" and is mildly hoppy, lots of fruit and pine notes in this. Wish I coulda had this one a little fresher.
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the saucer.hop citrus aroma with a pine hint. dark golden brown with a light brown head. strong alcohol and dark fruit taste. sweet hoppy finish with notes of caramel and candy.a nice brew even if it is oversweet and a bit watery in the body.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear amber with a thin tan head...smell is pine and resin...taste is a little TINY bit malty up front followed by an onslaught of hops...strong pine notes...finish is bitter cloying notes of hops...over rated...