hershiser2 (1903) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Let me start off by saying that I sampled several beers from this brewer over the past weekend... and all of them taste the same (in a way). There’s an underlying burnt-rice flavor to all of their beers that I just can’t get past. Bottle. Floral aroma? Not really... smells malty... too malty. Flavor: yep, it’s loaded with malts and burnt rice. Oh, what a disappointment when I was trying to get a friend to try his first IPA.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Legends - Notre Dame. Poured a clear reddish-amber with a light off-white head. Nice lacing all the way down. Citrusy aroma, with some underlying sweetness from the malts. Crisp and citrusy (with pine notes) on the front of the palate. Light-to-medium bodied, with a little malty sweetness present. Finish was not well-balanced, and seemed to be bitter for the sake of being bitter. This was a really good brew.. until about halfway down.
Tmoney99 (13239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear amber hue with medium white head. Medium sweet aroma with some floral. Medium body with well balanced finish. Medium sweet taste with floral and citrus.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz - Bottled April 05 - Hoppy nose with floral citrus undertones. Copper color with consistent bubbles like champange. A medium head that quickly dissapates but leaves plenty of lacing. Flavor is a little disappointing. The hops aren’t real strong which allows the malts to take over. The palate is smooth and slick. It is a very drinkable and tasty session brew that would be a good introduction to the style.
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle acquired in trade with TAR. Bottled on 4/05. Poured a medium, hazy reddish/copper color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of flowers, citrus, earthy, and caramel. Tastes of toffee, and caramel. All malts in the taste. Very lightly bitter. Lacking balance.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is all about aroma and finish. I love the smells coming off this pour...grapefruit, herbs, grass. The flavor however seems a little shy. The hop bitterness surprises in the strong, lingering finish. A liitle too timid for the style overall, though.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a slightly hazed apricot color with a bubbly off-white head. This is a very fragrant beer, an aroma of pine, grapefruit, floral and herbal hops present themselves nicely over a light caramel malt scent. The hops and malts are well balanced in the taste (perhaps more like an APA?), the increased bitterness appearing in the back of the mouth during the long finish. Nice brew, if not very aggressive for an IPA.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think this beer in underrated. Had this on tap at a couple of bars in bloomington. Pours nice amber body with a thin off-white head. Smells nice and hoppy with a hint of citrus and flowers to it. Taste is a nice dry hop attack, not terribly bitter but I like the bitterness that’s there. Malts are present in the taste as well and are a bit more noticeable in the dry aftertaste. I like this beer quite a bit.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber body, off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, floral, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/floral/orange, some chocolate. Creamy medium body. Not an overly bitter IPA, just a well-balanced beer. Of course, when so many people expect a strong bitterness in their IPA, it really is no surprise the range of ratings for this one.