Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fizzy white head with big bubbles. Body is clear dark yellow, well carbonated. Aroma is light hops with an oxidized chemical undertone. Taste is harshly bitter, very biting and very very oxidized. Finish is dry, dirty. Lots of rubbing alcohol. Bad stuff.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 Rerate: Much better than the sample I had years ago (higher alcohols weren’t as noticeable, for one). Medium gold; thinnish head. Soft texture; lightish body. Notes of nuts, caramel, toast, wood, bread crust, and grains. Hop flavs/aromas were decent -- earthy, spicy and flowery. Many tripel-like characteristics. Pleasant beer.
Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin, flowers), with a strong note of isopropyl alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean, husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Whew, this is some icky tasting stuff! Worst mouthfeel for a double IPA ever? I’d have to say yes...so incredibly watery and thin and burning as to not be believed. Truly embarrassing.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a lite gold with a fairly large head. Grassy aromas with some hints of oxidation. Very sweet and rather bland. Body is somewhat lite. No real aftertaste and no bitterness. Alcohol is very apparent. Anything but subtle. I think the brewer shot a little high for his systems, or his own, capabilities.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden body and a filmy white head. Aroma is corny and sweet with strong honey tones, light citrus, and sulfur. Strongly oxidized cardboard flavor, finish is tangy and moderately bitter, tending toward astringent. Like consuming a hoppy box of sweet corn cereal, box and all.