hopdog (10491) - 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 thatís 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 (12640) - 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.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-amber color with sediment present. Has an orange -pineapple citrus feel with a medium quick bitter finish.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep tan/red. Some floaties. Aroma is herbal, spicy and slightly fruity. Peppery up front then sweet and finally herbal. SOme cherry & vanilla
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thick frothy head with an orange-coppery cast that just begs to be drank. Hoppy in a non-standard way resulting from Ahtanum hops instead of the monotonus Cascade. A fresh hop taste at last! Toasted malts and an easy sweetness. A very perfumed and floral aroma. Palate is very clean. Unbelievable lacing. Iím a huge fan of this beer and not because I weight 260 pounds. Having just moved to Indy, I look forward to trying all the Upland offerings (botanical as well as beverage).
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather plain. Moderatly hoppy, hints of fruitiness lemon and grapefruit perhaps. Nothing too interesting, but not at all bad.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This starts off hoppy and, towards the end has a warm hoppy finish, but in between, itís all sweet and toasty bread malts. Interesting, but itís not doing anything for my hop craving. Will try some more and re-evaluate