Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This started out nice, a clear amber body with a substantive off-white head. A sweet caramel aroma was capped by a healthy dose of the PNW, a solid grapefruit, zest of orange, and pine bitterness. The flavor begins with caramel and toffee, pursued by the hops, and then... Oddly a layer of dust invaded my drink, leaving a mustiness in the back of my mouth. Mis-handled bottle, perhaps? One to try again.
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cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with shadey - Pours a clear amber color with a good size off white head. A good looking beer. Lots of nice lacing. Has a nice citrus, pine hop aroma. Flavor is mostly hops, just like the aroma. Medium to full body. The only thing holding this beer back is the lack of malt balance. Still this is a very tasty beer. This would make a sweet session beer. Thanks Shane.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you muchly, El_Borracho, for this sample... Aroma seems inviting, with strong promises of citrus, mainly orange zest, and pine resin. The pour was attractive and lured me in with it’s deep amber color and rich rocky off-white head. The initial flavor was a pronounced sweet malt bottom, followed instantly by the PNW hopping....and the requisite citrus and pine assault. But a strange bitter mustiness crept in to crash the IPA party...followed by a slight dishwater soapiness which cast it’s murky and moldy pall on the initial lupilin luxeriousness that I had such high hopes on longingly lingering upon so lovingly........
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a decent head. The aroma is caramel malt and syrupy pine hops. The flavor is balanced more than anything. Not spectacular, but not bad either.
Beerdedone (3228) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the beer fest in Adamstown Pa. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. The flavor is bitter, citrus, and spicey. Ok beer.
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of a hazy orange color with a dense off white head. very fruity and hoppy aroma. Has a hoppy taste, also some orange and spice . Taste is kind of sweet with not much bitterness. A good IPA.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Matt (drbayern) Thanks! Bottle pours out a brown color with a thick white head on it. Smell is grass and fresh hops. Taste is almost like the harvest ale, this one is very fresh. Like I went to the back yard and chowed down on the kentucky fescue. This must have been bottled a week ago. I love the fresh hop grass taste that this beer had in it. Very smooth and refreshing. A nice pleasing IPA.
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huh, this one was a pop top bottle. The other two ST beers I’ve had so far were twist-offs... Anyway, this beer pours as cloudy amber color with a lasting white crown. Aroma is great - mostly like clover honey with some caramelized orange hops in the background. The flavor begins much like the aroma smells and gradually builds to a very pleasing hop bitterness and toastiness that lingers on the back of the tongue for quite awhile. The alcohol starts to peek out just a bit in the middle and finish as the beer warms some. This beer also has mild carbonation and feels full and almost creamy in the mouth. I almost wonder if this bottle has been sitting around for awhile as its aroma, flavor, and mouthfeel remind me of an aged beer. Another really good beer from Southern Tier. Now I’m really looking forward to trying the rest of their beers!
12 oz bottle, $1.71 from Belmont Party Supply.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber sporting a large, frothy, durable off white head - very nice. Spicy aroma with some orange and lemon as well. Medium body, light carbonation, and a smooth feel. Some caramel sweetness that is kept well in check by peppery spice and citusy bitterness. Finsihes dry with a lingering thirst quenching bitterness. A very smooth and drinkable IPA.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby in color after pouring. Little to no head. Smells of hops and floral, but just slightly. Earthy smelling.
Tastes a little dry but not to much bitterness, almost sweet. Tastes very light on the palate; easy to drink with a lingering taste in the mouth even after it goes down.
The taste is also earthy, but seems to have lost the floral that I smelled. A decent beer, but nothing I will jump for joy over.