mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2006
Yep. Looks good. A somewhat muddy and indistinct aroma with caramelly malt, eggs and very faint lemon rindy US hops. Some aniseed too? Starts a touch thin and sweet before a very nice grapefruity hop finish, but it’s all just a bit dull. A bit past it? BB June 07. Lunkie (1965) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2006
Sweet hop malt aroma. Murky amber colour with good head and lacing. Sweet malt hop flavour. Flat palate. stoutchap (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2006
I really enjoyed this, which surprised me as it’s a little lighter than I like. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a tight foamy head. Aroma was a little sharp with some floral/citrus notes, but maybe even a touch of skunk. Mouth was good though, started with honey--caramel, a piny middle, and citrus finish. Decent hopping without being overpowering. Clean and crisp. Liked it a lot (except the aroma). Ratman197 (15608) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2006
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear amber with a small lasting white head. Aromas of citrus with a hint of carmel and apricot. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, apricot,and apple with a smooth finish. smcd (366) - USA - FEB 19, 2006
Small, fast-dissipating head with little to no lacing. Clear, orange appearance. Maltier nose than I had first remembered, but definitely carrying a distinct hoppiness. Almost grassy taste and relatively light on the palate. Not very alcoholic. Lingering, slight hop bitterness left after a taste ... very pleasant. This is one of the original IPAs ... and things have really changed since this first appeared on the market. Still, an excellent beer (try it unflitered if you ever, for some strange reason, are offered the chance).
JorisPPattyn (10112) - BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2006
Little, fast gone white head; dark amber colour. Malty nose, coloured malts, hops coming on only in the background, and not C-hops at that. Rosewater aroma. Rosewater in the taste again, bit of restsugars, further rather flowery flavours. Some caramel, restrained. Rather light in density, light oily MF, little alcohol. Pleasing beer, but less hoppy than the first impression of this beer that once opened my eyes to American beers... bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2006
"another quility beer by anchor. Wasn’t overhoppy. Poured a golden/orange okay head, laced great. Aroma was of pinehops. Flavor was citrus nad thos pinehops well balanced. Very nice beer." highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2006
An American classic. This brewer can do little wrong as far as I’m concerned, and this just edges the Steam Beer. This one poured a hazy marmalade colour with dozens of tiny bubble trails. The loose 1.5cm head showed good retention. The delicious fresh Cascade aroma prompts thoughts of gin and bitter lemon, Fruit Gums, passionfruit and Belgian yeast. Quite tropical, with fusels adding to the mix. Like the Steam Beer, this has a nice soft mouthfeel, very moderately carbonated and pretty much perfect IMO. There’s a quick hint of caramel before tangy hops take over. Quite a bitter fruit salad - lemons, mango, maybe even a squeeze of gooseberry. Lovely, long puckering finish. (355ml bottle, IBS Perth, bb June 07) Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2006
[ Bottled ; chilled ; dates are unknown (5MN) ]ALLOVATE (3087) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2006
A mostly diminushing small fizzy white head that tops up a clear medium yellow body. No lacing. No particules. Heavy filtration. Aroma is light cookie while hops are heavy pine cascade Also, there are faint notes of raisin and pear . Initial flavor is moderate bitter while development leads to a definite hoppy core. Finish is medium and bitter. medium body... oily texture... Lively carbonation...
A little put off by the poor performance of the Summer beer, I got stuck into this one and must say I can’t believe they are from the same brewery. This was miles ahead.
Tasted from the bottle into a tulip glass. Head began to erupt off the pour; big, thick soufflé of white foam that lasted, lacing thin webs down the glass.The body of beer a cloudy, pastel orange with very fine streams of carbonation. Strong, juicy fruits on the nose; peaches, mangoes and grapefruit, showcasing the classic American hop characteristics. Underlying notes of toasted malt and sour-dough fill the aroma out. Tangy and lightly tart fruits in the mouth. Lightly spicy, with flavours of oranges, strawberries, grapefruit and ripe, juicy peaches. Plenty of U.S. hops floating about especially in the back with a bitter herbal note just short of the swallow. Doughy, vanilla and bready malts offer a little depth before all fruits in the long, quenching and slightly tart swallow. Remained clean and refreshing all the way down and was even juicier warm than cold. I really liked this one. Well rounded, wonderfully balanced between the malt and hops, and easily sessionable. Quite nice. (355mL, 5.9% ABV, BBE 06/07)