bb (7987) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer (slightly hazy) with a dark-cream colored head. Piney aroma. Piney/grapefruit flavor with slight caramel backing. Resiny pine lingers for a long time. Medium body. Good bitterness.
Ibrew2or3 (7931) - 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 isn’t 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.
after4ever (7273) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent orange bronze with a clumpy off-white head. Aroma of fresh orangey grapefruity hops and lightly sweet pale malts. Body starts fairly full and caramely sweet with a nice citrusy bittering and flavor hop balance. Finishes crisp and bittersweet, a nice IPA.
Ernest (7125) - 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.
blankboy (7058) - 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.
PorterPounder (6910) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at the brewpub in Mount Vernon. Excellent IPA for a small microbrewery. Has a nice grapefruit citrusy aroma and a dark orangeish cloudy appearance with a off-white sticky head - good lacing. Has a snappy, tangy cascade induced hoppy flavor. Excellent, thick mouthfeel. Wished I had time to stay for another but they were closing up shop for the night.
radagast83 (6678) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, poured a translucent dark orange color with a large foamy white head - lots of good lacing on this one. Aroma was nice resin pine, with tart citrus grapefruit notes. Caramel notes, floral notes. Flavor was a nice pine, with juicy citrus notes. Tasty.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - 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
5000 (6599) - 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!