thedm (4857) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew poured a small head of finely sized bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a uncarbonated transparent orange brown colored body. It had a hop aroma and a lingering hop bite mouthfeel with a strong hop flavor.
hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dayton, OH AleFest:This was a very bitter beer in my opinion which is not to my liking.The appearance consisted of a small sized tan head that contained fine sized bubbles.The body of this beer was clear and uncarbonated with a yellow-gold hue.The nose was hoppy along with a heavy bitter flavor.This is a medium bodied beer.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can't help but think of monty python's life of brian: "well... it's a joke name sir-- like, like biggus dickus!". the guy in the roman outfit on the label --the goof with a christmas wreath on his head-- mires the bottle's presentation further in embarassing bufoonery, and furthermore the unfortunate dork is set against the GABF medal-- an award of dubious prestige and about as awe- inspiring as the good house keeping seal. a pour of clear pineapple, tea and tobacco, a fluffy triple-ply tissue lies over the top, and thus the beer itself quickly recovers all of the ground lost by the inept packaging. aroma is a spritz of perfume over pine cone hops, a bit of orange and wheat toast. flavor leads with a creamy orange blossom flavor, like a lightly sweet brach's orange-maple chewy candy; bitterness then acheives ascendency quickly by drizzling a firm squeeze of lime across the palate. good carbonation, citrus finish, medium body; a respectable beverage. (certainly competes better among ambers than IPAs).
hopscotch (8395) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear, beautiful, deep amber ale. Mid-sized, creamy white head. Lasting. Great lacing.
The aroma is malty with piney and citrusy and peppery hops. Unidentified fruit.
The flavor is rich and chock full ‘o’ barley, but balanced well with a generous hop addition.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Nice, bitter, dry finish. This is my 50th beer tasted at the RBSG2003… even if it DOES come a day after my return to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The weekend continues for me. What a blast! Now it's off to Bells brewery in Kalamazoo, MI over the 4th of July weekend. Cheers!
kujo9 (1091) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber/orangey liquid poured with a lasting white head. Citrusy hop aroma (Cascade) dominates the underlying caramel malty. I also detect a bit of a piney hop aroma as well, but no other fruitiness that is not from the hops. Citrus hop flavor dominates flavor as it does the aroma although the caramel aromas don't quite play through to the flavor. Well balanced with a dry and bitter finish which to me seems that this is more of an American Pale Ale than an Amber. The aftertaste is fairly clean and lightly bitter. The body seems to be a little on the light side and the seems to have a medium carbonation level. Nicely drinkable and very hoppy. This one should make hop heads very happy.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Why they don't call this their IPA, I don't know. Much like many of the west coast IPA, this is hopped with Centennial and Cascade. It has grapefruit bitterness, without much acidity on the finish. Nice IPA.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ice tea color, not as clear as the Golding's. Outdoorsey smell, hoppy flavor, bitter aftertaste.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper-orange color out of the tap at the Dayton Thirsty Dog. Piney, floral nose with a thin, lasting head. Initial strong fruity flavor of peach and raspberry with a pleasant hop bitterness of orange peel in the finish. Lighter in body than I expected and very easy drinking.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad. Not as hoppy as advertised though.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
American hops prevail here, but not over the top. Its golden amber color, grapefruit nose, and its bitter finish made me bark at the moon.