Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted this during it's debut at Buckeye's Hoptoberfest, 2003. I know that I've proclaimed plenty of beers as being perfect session ales, and now I'll say it again. This was an almost clear dark ruby with medium head and great lacing. All floral and citrus aroma. Palate was medium, but creamy. A generous amount of malt, not overly sweet. Hops were medium sharp upfront and lingering and round at the finish. Right in the middle of the taste there was a burst of fizzy orange juice on the middle of my tongue. While I was overwhelmed with the hoppy choices of the evening, I kept craving another one of these.
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is a subtle ipa.
medium bodied amber with a creamy white head. hoppy nose followed by a very small bitter factor. it balances itself out beautifully. garin outdid himself on this one; i have a new favorite buckeye brew :>
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
16 oz. draft Very impressive, simply the sweetest, most delicate IPA I have ever tasted. Scent is clover-sweet and floral, appearance rather unassuming but properly colored. Palate light, very gently hopped for an IPA, which allows the fantastic array of flavors to come through. Plenty of citrus tending toward oranges, of course, but notes of sweeter fruit as well, sun-ripened apples, lightly fermented...