awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly cloudy, orangish amber color with a small, bubbly white head. Hoppy aromas are light and smell of herbs - maybe some fresh tarragon and oregano, but not overly fragrant. Flavor is smooth and quite malty, which is a bit of a surprise. Relatively quick finish with only a trace of hops and herbal notes lingering at the end.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent and quaffable in a pinch. Beings this is the only decent place in Eugene. Lemony and acidic with some decent malt character. Just wish it had a little more in the hop character to it. The finish was a little metallic and mineral almost tasting like this was poured out of a can, but not it came out of the draft I watched
3fourths (8293) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Slightly hazy golden orange color. Texture is fizzy and crisp, with a medium-to-light body. Flavor is sharp, piney, sweet, lightly soapy, while a little tinny and metallic in the finish. Semi-sweet aromas of pine needles and sharp woody hop notes. Slightly grassy, but in a bad way, actually.
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep golden color. Good hop aroma This was a great IPA. Intence Hop Finish.
DarkElf (3037) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draft: Steelhead Brewing Company in Eugene, OR) Pretty decent west coast IPA, sweet and fairly malty in a pale malt sort of way, with a balancing grapefruity and moderately bitter hops. Medium bodied, good carbonation on the palate, reasonably clean right from the start, fairly crisp in the finish. The nose is light overall with a sweet orange citrus aroma. Clear golden color, topped by a small, off-white head that fades to a rim fairly quickly. No lacing, just like all the beers, but I’ll blame it on the glasses.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really that hoppy.Very pale coloring for an IPA, with small head. Left a nice lace on the glass. Lemon is the dominant aroma. Flavor is well, balanced, but that’s not how I like it. Not great, but not bad.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a light creamy head and stringy lace. Fresh hop aromas. Bitter, floral, piney with lemon and orange citrus notes. Bitter again in the flavor with citrus, melons perhaps. Malts back it up well. Creamy mouth feel with a bitter hop filled finish
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled draught at Steelhead Brewing, Eugene
Copper color, sticky head. Nose of hop resin, something horizon or Amarillo like, pale malt & dry alcohol. Nice plum feeling in the mouth and a clean finish.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clouded orangey color. Hop spiced, balanced malty grain aroma. Good hoppy flavors, sweetness of tangerine, bitter grapefruit and lemon. Not strongly bitter but good tropical fruit and citrus. A well balanced fruity IPA.
ElGaucho (2253) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burlingame. Fruity aroma. Hops really not detectable in the nose. Creamy, off-white head. A little faint visible carbonation. Good lace. Nice peppery body. Discernably hoppier than the Pale ale. Very similar to the White Dog PA, but just hoppier. I also had the cask version but my taste buds were too burnt out to rate it. It was smoother, creamier and good, though I preferred the standard.