Rustyham (1799) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts off strong, good smell and color, but the flavor doesn’t match the intensity of the nose- it just dissipates too quickly. At Beerfest Miami 09
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep cooper pour, good head and retention. Piney hop backbone is evident on smell and taste and waves of citrus and flowers wafting back and forth. Good overall mouthfeel and the nice toothcoating quality I like. A good quencher which has study enough hops but not overwhelming which leaves for a nice balanced drinkability.
robertjm (794) - Albany, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(trade from Suttree) Body the color of blood orange. Foamy head which goes away fairly quickly. Some hops in the aroma, but not the bang in your face you get from a West Coast IPA. The milder Fuggles are the first hops you taste when drinking, but they’re quickly followed with the citrus-like Cascades. Good malt undertones along with the hops. Thin body. Bitterness lingers on the palate for a bit.
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a dark copper with a finger of creamy sand colored head. Fairly heavy malt aroma with a lighter citrus hop presence. Faint dry florals. Tastes of florals, rye, earthiness, and even a bit bready. Dry, floral, and plenty of malts, yet not much sweetness here.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of lithy. Pours a translucent copper color with a big off-white head that has insane lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with pine resin, leather and a touch of caramel. The taste is lightly biter with, nuts, caramel, cocoa powder and pine. The mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery. The finish is long and dry with lingering pine and caramel. Overall: Another state gets ticked, thanks Justin. Drank this while mowing the lawn and I’m pleased to report that it makes a very good lawn mower beer.
mcox90 (1690) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle sent to me by lithy. Pours a dark copper with a rapidly receding off white head. Aroma is sharp citrus hops with a malty background. Palate is medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Flavor is quite hop forward in my opinion. Very sharp bitter hops too. Some malty tones as well. Dry bitter finish.
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Pours a reddish copper with a 2-finger head. Good retention and decent lacing. Leafy, vegetal and citrus hop aroma. Taste is vegetal, metallic hop notes with some soapiness. Medium bodied.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of lithy – another new state – thanks Justin! Pours clear amber with a 2 finger beige head that results in decent lacing. The nose is malt and light floral hops. The taste is caramel malt and tart citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty mellow in the hops department, but not bad.
ChainGangGuy (4531) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, deep amber body with a thin, white head.
Smell: Sweetish caramel malt nose marked by mild hop notes of spice and lemon zest.
Taste: The lightly sweet, initial maltiness is predominated by a distinct taste of caramel cubes. Very minor grain hint. Spicy, citrus zest hop flavors with a medium, easy-going bitterness. Finishes dry with just the lightest touch of remaining hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A decent India Pale Ale. Certainly a bit more malt-forward than many other examples of the style, so, if you prefer less-malty, punchier IPA’s, you may want to look elsewhere.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Butter’s 4th cellar reduction. Clear amber and a white head. Thick citrus and honey aroma with a mild hop and sweet taste. Slightly thin for and IPA but decent enough.