southgadawg (6) - USA - DEC 7, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First drank this at Wild Wings in Athens. One of my more frequent purchases now. Golden color. Aroma comes across with lemon grass. Hops are the main character in this beer. Very clean. Excellent Pale Ale.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at London gathering, November 2005. Courtesy CaptainCougar (I think). Golden colour. Grass aroma. Lots of hop juice character on the palate - sharp, almost sour. Lots of grapefruit. Trouble is, I didnít detect too much else to provide a counterpoint. I certainly didnít find a "big malt background". I guess the brewerís deScription of an extreme APA is pretty much on the button. However, whilst I liked the aroma, the flavour was a bit too one-dimensional and lacking in poise for me. I felt there was a certain emptiness at the core.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Confession: reptiles with banjos just have a hold on me, case closed, no explanation (well, beermail me and Iíll give it out)...the one on this beerís label is a turtle with a straw hat, looking all countrified, probably plucking "turkey in the straw"...gotta love it!
Pours a hazy, golden/amber hue, with a full flush of foam on top.
Aroma is nice and hoppy, fresh and zesty.
Taste: nice. Creamy, with a citric bite. Has a gritty tang that I kind of like. Rolls handily along the tongue, smooth, easily quaffable, medium-bodied, wit a crisp smack on the palate...creamy, again...nice...I like this one, although itís not too complex, despite what the label claims..labels always lie, what can you do...
silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Was very surprised with this beer. So smooth and crisp. Could drink this every day. Good stuff.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Lychee aroma. Crackery malt, dry mouthfeel, with a hoppy citrusy finish, felt empty and a touch stale to me. I quite like the aroma though.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ London Gatherying, Nov 05. Malty crystal and grapefruit aromas. Tasty and refreshing but fell somewhat short of expectations of initial sample.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 12 oz bottle. Pungent grapefruty and caramalt aroma. Hazy gold with a sticky white head. No visable carbonation. Kind of a grassy flavor. Medium body. So so beer.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at the Chris_O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. A golden coloured beer. The aroma is nicely hoppy with some balancing sweetness. The taste is fruity citric hops. Tasty and intruigingly subtle. A little oily in the mouth but very tasty.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Mullman. Pours amber with decent white head. Aroma is all sweet caramel malt up front with some spicy hop/rye background. Burnt/roasted malt in the flavor. Lots of rye in the finish and aftertaste. Bready bisquit finish. Big rye belches continue for awhile.
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 2005. IPA US hop aromas. Strange orangey flavour and bad carbonation. Bit bland compared with the other US IPAs we had on the afternoon. Finish has some nice hop bitterness. It did lead to an interesting coversation about R.E.M. though with Mungo.