kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/07/1997Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2007
clean amber, scant head, mild hop aroma, light malt body, good hop flavor leading into a nice bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
On draught at Emmett’s Brewpub’s new Oswego, IL location. My server had no idea what it was, but it was good. Rich golden-amber color. Thick head. Good hoppy nose. Lots of hops on palate, a strong pale ale. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Had this one on draught in Oswego, Illinois. Clear, medium orange pour with a delightfully thick, foamy white head, nosy and carmelly in the nose with a floral taste throughout, bitter but finishing very alcoholic. Good! IrishBoy (4210) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
On tap at the pub. A light brown IPA with a tan head. Hoppy aroma with some bitterness in the taste. but more in the aftertaste. Enniskillen (2058) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Peaches, hops, pretty simple taste... fruit, slight bitterness from northwest hops. mild with a thin body.
bb (9501) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 13, 2006
Draft. This is their original pre-racer 5 IPA. Reddish copper color with a nice off-white head. Lower hop aroma. Nice hop flavor - grapefruit and summer fruits - with some caramel backing. Lower bitterness and aroma than Racer 5. mrnutsnbolts (204) - anywhere usa, - FEB 8, 2006
Tap @ Barclay’s. Pours a darkish amber color with a fairly small eggshell head. Not super hoppy, but nice bitterness, a bit maltier than a lot of IPAs that I’ve had. Tasty, satisfying, but not quenching in the sense that more bitter, piney IPAs are. Flavor was clean and well balanced with the malt profile present in the beer. I’d drink this again, but I was expecting something a little different. jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Beer poured a nice rich amber with a luxurious, building, frothy cream colored head that absolutely refused to fade away. It left thick, creamy lacing along the glass, tiny bubbles that defied gravity and simply didn’t break. I really couldn’t ask much more from an IPA’s appearance.. The second glass filled an even bigger, more cheerful head. Noticeable brewer’s yeast floaties, but I had to have the whole bottle!
Smell was good, woodsy and spicy with crisp tones.
Taste equally good; The hops flood the palate with crisp, spicy, bitter flavors that are balanced very well by the sweetness of the malt. I’m not a hop head, but appreciate this style of beer and think that this is an extremely well-rounded, full-bodied example of an IPA. trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
A good IPA. Tan and orange color, slight cloudiness, with a citrus and hop aroma. Crisp hoppy and citrus taste and properly bitter. Would have liked a little more hops, but a good IPA, nonetheless. sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Hmmm. Rocky, pocky head. Cloudy lacy white to the eye. Does a bear poop in the woods? Not if he had ont of these. Very good IPA. Some citrus. Hops. Bitter. Almost carmel unfiltered feel on the tongue. Very good. Try the Rye, instead, for the $$$.