Cletus (6331) - Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of oranges, caramel,pine resin, dough, some earthy hints. Taste yields oranges, lots of bitterness and some earthiness. Not enough malt character or flavor hops to balance out the intensely overdone bitterness.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A amber beer with a big off-white head. The aroma is hoppy, piny and of grape, the taste is light fruity, hoppy, piny with grape. Medium body with a dry finish.
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours an almost red color, frothy cream colored head, good lacing, but very little carbonation. Pine and uber fresh hops make up the aroma. IPA flavor is kinda weak up front, but it glides in gradually at the finish. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. Decent mouthfeel, very palatable, but could be a bit thicker up front. Tasty but light sums this one up!
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin), lightly malty (cookie). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lighlty sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dull.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with biegaman, blankboy and tupalev - my bottle. Poured murky orange, small head, floaties, don’t care, looks awesome. Bitter funky herbal and tea aroma, sour fruit. Taste - bitter; friggin’ sharply hoppily bitter, a massive acidic delayed-reaction bitterness, long, long bitterness burrows down into your tongue - pretty much nothing else, harsh resin bitterness. Average body, then masses of acidic/astringent bitterness. Very simple but interesting.
after4ever (5943) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 **NOTE: This review applies only to the cask version (so far).**
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Amber, still, headless. Cherry/yeast nose. Sweet malt flavor, loong but gentle bitter finish. Not much going on.
I should note that I’ve had the normally-aspirated version many times and truly liked it a lot more than this; I’ll update my rating when I can. I’m just one to be generally bored with bubble-free casked beers, anyway, so today’s rating shows a fair degree of prejudicial thinking.
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, biegaman & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a cloudy dirty orange with floaties and a small diminishing white head. Aroma mostly of bitter hops along with sweet malt and some fruit. Big resiny hop flavour with a delayed incredibly intense bitter finish -- acidic and astringent even. Medium bodied. A decent IPA but somewhat one-dimensional and a little unbalanced, and that finish is almost unpleasant.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 The beer pours a darker copper color than many IPA’s. The aroma is pretty unique with a mixture of earthy hop tones, mild lemon hop tones, and caramel malts. Initial flavor is the citrus, which was a bit more subdued than many other IPA’s, followed by the grassy earth flavor, and finished by the sweet malt. This is an incredibly well balaned IPA,
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz bottle . Orange copper color. 1 finger head quickly faded to nil.
Slight floral aroma. Taste is first malty sweet then a decent hop bite kicks in. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel was dull, flat.
Maybe it was just the cool skull and crossbones label but I had higher expectations of this brew.4/2004
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bronze amber color, sticky head, light lacing. Nose is sappy with pine and sweet pineapple juice. The flavor is overly bitter, no balanced but medium bodied and fairly refreshing. Not one I’d like to drink again due to the intensity of the bitterness.