KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 Growler via miketd(what a guy). Golden color. Smell of hops, malt, caramel, grapefuit and pine. Taste of malt, hops, citrus zest, grapefruit, caramel, pine, flowers and toast. Wonderful hop bitterness at the end. Very smooth. Almost tastes like Alpha King. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Many thanks to sliffy for the handbottle! Poured clear medium golden with not much white head sticking around. The aroma picked up lots of grapefruit and pine (but in a sweeter kind of way).. sweet caramel as well, but overshadowed by the hops.. a little candy rounds it out as the brew warms up. The flavor had sweet caramel and grapefruit at the core with toffee and grapefruit bitterness supporting.. sweeter candy-like notes at the back.. very tasty! Medium-bodied and well-balance on the palate with a long-ish finish.. enjoyed the Amarillo usage! goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Hand bottle. Poured a clear golden orange with a decent but quickly dissolving off-white head. The aroma was hop forward with notes of flowers and oranges. Some sweet malt underneath. The flavor started malty and quickly became bitter. The bitterness grew through the finish with some orange rind joining in. Light to medium bodied with a dry moderately bitter finish. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Hand bottle from Sliffy. Thanks Dan! Pours a very clear (almost filtered looking) light copper with a thing off white head. Aroma is sweet and pungent with tons of amarillo hops- light earth when cold, as it warms some tropical fruits come out- orange zest, and warmer yet- gets a little catty. Flavor is mostly amarillo hops- light toasted and pale malts, earthy moderately harsh hop bitterness- prety clean overall. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice IPA. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2007
12oz hand bottled bottle given to me by Sliffy!! - Thanks Dan! - Pours bright amber with a short offwhite head that stayed briefly but left some lace. Aromas of lots of orange, a bit of pine, a little grapefruit, and good pale malts backing it up. Flavor is full with orange as well and some pine notes as well. Lots of pale malts behind it to back it up and balance it well. Palate is carbonated just right to make this feel soft in the mouth. Slight lingering citrus aftertaste makes you come back for more.. Pretty tasty stuff this is!
IndianaRed (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Hand Botled pours a clear light yellow/orange with a slight head that needed to be coaxed up a bit. Some of the carbonation clearly was lost in the bottling process. Aroma is pale malts with some pine needles. Flavor is pale and fairly light witha bit of a candyish, earthy and a trace of peppermint maybe. Lingering dry bitter trailer. Barely fizzy enough to carry the palate. Interesting and a bit different. I must not be used to Amarillo as a featured hop. I’d love to try this fresh and on tap. Thanks to BuckeyeBoy via Silfly for this one.
BuckeyeBoy (8473) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2007
12oz HAND BOTTLED FROM OHIO thanks sliffy pours out a gold amber topped with a small white head. Aroma of light hops and a little fruit on the nose. Pretty tasty not a lot of bitter on this IPA. May have lost a little on the hand bottle would love to tast again on tap. RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma: Fresh pine and citrus with a strong apricot note. Some dank earthiness and resin. Some light toasted malt lingers in the background. Appearance: Light orange/amber in color and clear. Off-white head was medium and frothy with fair retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Light caramel and toasty malt notes lead into a nice dose of hops. Pine and citrus, apricot and resin, grass and earth. Medium high bitterness and a dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: Solid IPA. Enough malt to hold it together, but lets the hops shine. boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Golden apple juice pour, a thin white head quickly and mostly diminishing. Very little evident carbonation, very average appearance. The nose is of muffled but fresh grass and grapefruit, low acidity upon first impression, light toasted grain, mild lemony and even milder perfumy scents, orange peel and virtually no alcohol. The flavor is moderately bitter, lightly fruity, lightly to mildly astringent, mildly sweet, very mellow in all aspects. The finish is lightly bitter and leaves light toasted malt and grapefruit lingering. the mouthfeel is softly carbonated, smooth and passive. Smooth. Well-made. Ultimately boring. I prefer Boulder Mojo IPA for an all-Amarillo experience. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Courtesy sliffy. Pours a clear dark gold with a very small white head. Swirly and bubbly. Really unique and pleasant aroma. Almost buttery with juicy citrus hops and grapefruit backing it up. Some smooth caramel flavor is picked up too. Lovely. The taste is really very smooth, almost like butterscotch and hops combining their powers. Not much of a bite to it at all. Just a mild bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable and quite flavorful, even though it wasnt a big IPA. Nice hoppiness in the aftertaste, mixed with some traces of vanilla. Quite a nice little IPA.