willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
09.11.04 12oz bottle courtesy of Goldtwins. First off, I already love any beer that has a fishing related label, so this beer could have been terrible and Iíd still give it props. Luckily, the beer is very good so I donít have to. Pours a slightly clouded golden with slight head and little lace. Aromas are candy sweet, freshly herbal and grassy, light pine. Flavors are more pine and big dry-hoppy goodness right up front. The beer gets right to the point, very nice, and thereís a real kick of bitterness as the deal closes. This would make a great everyday quaff. Thanks again, Larry!
madsberg (10140) - SÝborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Unclear. Off white medium sized head. Hops, fruit and sweetness in the aroma. Hoppy and fruity flavour with some citric notes. Has a latent harsh bitterness lingering in the background. Very interesting beer provided by the incredible CaptainCougar. Thanks.
Sammy (8404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very Good though not exceptional IPA. On the plus bitter side, with citrus from Chinook hops? Citrus aroma. Smooth. Well gulped on the night of a humid day. Malts present though not that balanced. Delicate taste, medium mouthfeel. Bronze and foamy head. Thanks Mr_kimchee.
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an IPA with a nice full, malty body. The citrus favor comes right from the hop aroma up front. Everything from the color and lacing to the finish is more complete than most of this style. Finish lingers and is mostly of pine. The palate isnít as lively as the sister APA (420), but it is smooth.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Goldtwins. Poured an orangish color, slightly hazy. Head was present for an instant, lacing minimal. Aroma is malty and hoppy. Floral and citric. Taste is malt and then a long hop finish. Refreshing.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Pours with a minimal amount of beige foam and has a nice golden amber colorthat is a little hazy.Hops are the scent of the day for this brew.Mild aroma of grapefruity hops comes of this in a very pleasant way.A good IPA that could be indulged in quite often if it were to be had up here.Thanks to Capt.Cougar,again.
Nuffield (3665) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this side-by-side with the Speakeasy Big Daddy in a tasting with bu11zeye and TChrome, and for at least the first half of the bottle I was in disagreement with them, because I thought this more enjoyable than the Speakeasy. Decent head production, darker than the Speakeasy. Great aroma to me, fresh, floral, bready, with some dill (as in dill pickles). There was a malt backbone here where the Speakeasy didnít have it. Favorably impressed.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Sampled side-by-side with Big Daddy Speakeasy IPA. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt and hops (much lighter aroma than the Speakeasy). Similar flavor.
omhper (19225) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks SpringsLicker!
Hazy golden. Rich grapefruit aroma. Sweet with clean but firm mouthfeel. Pine needle finish with good bitterness. A well balanced IPA, itís shortcomings in malt character are well masked behind the hops.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy amber with an off-white foamy head. Aroma is grapefruit/hops, some spice. Lively carbonation, smooth and creamy, medium bodied. The flavor is grapefruit/hops, clean and refreshing, pungent. An excellent IPA.