govansboy () - - JUL 20, 2017 auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Original rating: 8/11/05 - 7/3/9/4/18=4.1Clear yellow-orange pour, with an extremely creamy off-white head that laces fantastically. Medium-strong standard hops aroma, acerbic and cloying. Impressive! Flavor is so smooth and silky, with fantastic symmetry in the flavor profile and a complex blossom of hop and malt notes. Absolutely delicious, I wish I could drink this for days on end. Complex blend of cream, wheat, malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, floral, and light almonds. Palate is very sweet and sticky, making you want for more. Chewy, with a very strong texture. Fantastic. More drinkable than most IIPAs I’ve had.
Rerate - 12 Oz Bottle - 6/3/6/2/13=3.0 What the hell was I thinking? This is terrible. Aroma is a stagnant cesspool of catty hop flesh and decaying ferns. There are some bright spots with a little candied resin. Pour is acceptable with a burnished gold afroth with white. Flavor is immediately sapifying. Theres too much sugar from the get go. Cats climb into bed with caramelized raisins. Lots of stinky residuals, greased with high gravity yeast by-products. Filtering removes probably any intrigue. Theres a creamy softness, likely derived only from excessive malt content. It doesn’t approach the warm breadiness from hop construction in good examples. Palate is downright sticky. Theres a creeping ugly plant bitterness in the backend. Combine that quality with excess sugars and I left a third of a glass at the bar. I’m glad to see my tastes have improved. New score is composite.
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 My absolute favorite beer. Malty and sweet, tastes more like a barley wine than a hoped up IPA olhj (4) - - JUL 20, 2017 does not count
Excellent IPA... Maybe the best American IPA that I have proved. I drunk during an Amtrak trip fron Washington to New York, and I got really surprised
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone toposito (6) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2017 does not count
This is a good overall beer, but I would not consider it an IPA. It’s not hoppy enough. It tastes sweet (caramel), malty, balanced. Bricktop86 (847) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus and floral. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Poobah (443) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Amber with a thin head and a caramel, whisky nose. Malty and well-balanced. Has a caramel, hoppy finish with some alcohol warming.
cmacklin (1174) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2017
On tap. Pours a slightly hazy orange-gold with a medium, creamy, long lasting, off-white head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet fruity aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit, orange, peach and pine. Sweet fruity flavour of caramel malt, grapefruit, orange, peach, apricot, tropical fruit and pine needles with a dry, bitter, hop resin finish. Medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. Excellent. Hopper8 (178) - Holland, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Man this is an incredibly good beer. You can smell its balance right away and then when drinking you get the best of the Hops coupled with the smoothness of the malts. Really really good. Didn’t think it was the prettiest beer, kinda bland amber color, but the flavors were all there and the aroma is kickin. ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 3, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Purchased in Grand Junction, consumed while camping in Colorado Springs. Poured dark amber, thick off white head. Aroma was sweet malty, flowery, raisin, pine. Taste was mild bitter, malty, piney spice, spruce. IncomT73 (6) - - JUL 1, 2017 does not count
Heavy booze flavor. Hops ok. Not to my taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone maupie (1098) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2017
Vat. Helder oranje kleur, fijne romige witte schuimkraag. De geur van tropisch fruit en alcoholisch. Smaak is zoet, droog mout, kruidig en alcoholisch. Medium Lichaam, weinig koolzuur.