notalush (4788) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden pour, pillowy head - candy and hops in the aroma - flavor is...umm..where's the flavor? and hops, where are my hops? - there is nothing in the initial flavor to distinguish this from bud - however, the finish is where all the good stuff happens - out of nowhere, hops and malts begin dancing around on the tongue in relatively abundant amounts - quite tasty at this point, urging you to take another sip, but when you do, there's that watery bud taste again - it's like the beer is constantly setting you up for something that it can't completely deliver - I don't know if I like that.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color,small white head that faded quickly.Citrus malty aroma with a nice sweet and mild bitter and decent hop presence.Nice malt upfront then a decent change to hops citrus grapefruit and a slight pine forest taste.The finish is light with a nice after taste of semi-sweet citrus and hops.Another very nice brew from these guys and well worth getting if you can.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm. Rather average all around. Again, I tried Speakeasy's Prohibition Ale and was quite fond of it. The other two offerings of theirs I've found simply okay.
Pours a pure golden, almost a pilsner look to it as it's crystal clerr and has bubbles floating to the top. Decent head and great lacing, though.
Smells like a typical IPA.
Tastes average; like a typical IPA. Nothing special.
Mouthfeel and drinkability are decent: nothing wrong with either.
Bottom line: A decent IPA with a great label.
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Fruity (mangoes, tangerines), citrus, hop aroma. West coast hop IPA taste. Clean and bitter hop taste. I wish it was just alitle sweeter.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Pours looking like a lager, golden orange/yellow. Tastes Like a light pale ale.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, drunk while watching Tarkovsky at a bland suburban Chicago location. How many peple within a mile of us were drinking Old Style while watching Adam Sandler? Sometimes, its good to be a snob. Creamy medium head, light straw color, intense aromas of butterscotch, apples, cherries and hops, don't forget the hops. Amazingly creamy throughout, a tad just a tad on the thin side at the finish, nice bittersweet balance, nicely acidic, wonderful. And the Tarkovsky (the Westvleteren of directors) was great also.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden to orangey color, with fairly little head and low to moderate carbonation. Hops dominate the aroma. Taste is a little thin and definitely dominated by hops. Very citrusy flavor. Good, but nothing special.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2004 Bottle. Dark orange color with thin white head. Nice lacing. Very hoppy and floral aroma. Not as much malt as I'd like.
PieTaster (32) - Humpton, California, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruit in nose, very light bodied, finishes dry. Not of one of my favorite IPA's. Need's more mouthfeel.
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks, smells, and tastes like an IPA. Nice color with a thin white head and thick lacing. Extremely hopped which starts out good but ends a bit too dry.