hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to eyedrinkale for the bonus. Bready aroma with a nice touch of fresh pine and light orange citrus and some mineral notes. Bright orange in color with a thin head. Caramel malt flavor with a nice amount of sweetness and some citrusy hop flavors. Light body with a nicee and creamy texture. A nice pale ale.
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice orange with copper tints. Thin white head and tinny carbonation. Creamy soft malt, light citrus hops. Some citrus caramel sweetness, also on the nose. The flavor is semi-sweet orangish caramel malt (interesting). The “big” hops are lacking but there is a nice orange citrus hop bitterness and a sweet (malt) bitter finish. This is an overall sweet IPA. A bit too much for me but still good. Creamy mouth feel and medium body. Odd really. I could have a glass of this but could not treat it as a session beer.
MikeSheehan (3) - USA - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting hop note, it didn’t smell like it tasted.
Very poor head and slightly off-tasting hop characteristic.
Not bad, but nothing extraordinary!
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have to agree with the previous rater. Negative one points for the name and negative two points for quite possibly the gayest label I have ever seen on a beer bottle. Otherwise it was a middle of the road pale ale. some caramel and some hops.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Courtesy of Shadey
First of all I am automatically deducting one point for the commerical description: "they knew it had to be different if they were to call it extraordinary." so to make it different they: "use vast amounts of whole hops, the finest malt, and put a little more love in every batch," yeah so what craft brewer doesn’t claim to use the finest and "more love?" That is like tasting the "cold" in a Coors. Sad. Anyway back to the beer.
Wow it smells so different..I mean it has caramel malt and some hops like most other pale ales, but I was told it was difefrent so I FEEL like it smells different. Well here is something different...most APA’s have some semblance of a head and this one doesn’t...at all. Just a light orange/yellow color and a wisp of white film on top. Fore is pretty nice..lots of a caramel malt with a little tinge of citrus kissed hops toward the back end. It’s fairly tasty, but not at all different.
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Small white head that quickly dissipated, poor lacing, carbonated, hazy, and a light orange hue. Aroma was malty, caramel and hoppy. Flavor was sweet, malty, caramel, hoppy, and thin. Tingly, thin mouthfeel. Light-medium body.
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Central New York Brewfest on February 4, 2006. Headless with an amber body. Full-on piney notes and flavour. Mildly bitter Phin-ish. Terribly unbalanced and unidimensional.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Thanks to Springslicker for the beer! Medium amber/copper with an off white head. Aroma is sublime with a nice crisp hop scent. A little bit toasted as well. Yummy! A very balanced blend of medium palate bitterness and maltiness. Slightly fruity and full of gypsum. This is a well-made beer.
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I loved this one by Southern Tier, the aroma and taste was extraordinary, phin and matt did a great job on this one!
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 13, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a light grapefruit and citrusy aroma. The color is amber and the head is small, white, and rapidly diminishing. No lacing is present. The taste is dry and hoppy.