Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber courtesy of Degarth. Pours slightly hazy copper in color with a quarter inch off white head that stayed around to the finish. Nice lacing. First impression is that this smells like a Pale Ale with sweetness from the malts and a light pine hoppiness. The flavor however is all IPA with up front pine hoppiness that isnít too bitter. Seems to be some late addition hops to create a bit of hop flavor along with the stronger hop bitterness. The bitterness does build by the midway point along with some sweet pale malts near the finish.
Emil (6069) - 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.
HogTownHarry (5908) - 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, donít care, looks awesome. Bitter funky herbal and tea aroma, sour fruit. Taste - bitter; frigginí 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.
Ernest (5892) - 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.
after4ever (5731) - 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 Parkwayís 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 Iíve had the normally-aspirated version many times and truly liked it a lot more than this; Iíll update my rating when I can. Iím just one to be generally bored with bubble-free casked beers, anyway, so todayís rating shows a fair degree of prejudicial thinking.
5000 (5613) - 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!
blankboy (5603) - 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 (5557) - 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 IPAís. 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 IPAís, followed by the grassy earth flavor, and finished by the sweet malt. This is an incredibly well balaned IPA,
BŁckDich (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 Iíd like to drink again due to the intensity of the bitterness.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a hazy dark orange with a tan head that starts out rocky, then evaporates in chunks leaving islands of bubbles and a sheet of lacing behind it. The aroma is a quiet sweet caramel under a heap of resinous, earthy, and orange blossom hop scents. Medium bodied. The flavor begins with some sweet malts but is soon overwhelmed by pine and orange zest bitterness. The finish is sticky sweet with a prolonged bitterness. Okay.
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