mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
bottle pours a dirty caramel colour with littel to no head. aroma is very weak of sweet caramel no hops and an almost dirty smell. flavour is a weak bitter and a sweet malt again a dirty flavour to this not very good at all. Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Pours a cloudy dirty orange with a creamy, off-white head that diminishes fairly quickly to a thin skin. The nose is pretty nice: a big hit of piny and citric hops paired with a bready/biscuity malt note. It smells like a well-hopped APA with an ESB malt bill. Light to medium-bodied and slick with soft carbonation and a moderately bitter and toasty finish. Like the nose, this one tastes like a hybrid of an ESB and a hoppy APA. Those are two styles that I enjoy, and the result is a uniquely tasty and very drinkable beer. I like it. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Pours a nice hazy amber with a medium tan head and hints of lacing. Lots of malt, caramel and citrus in the aroma. Flavor is similar, but lighter. Good hoppy bitter finish. Not a great IPA, but very drinkable. wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
12oz bonus bottle from cbkshubert. Light carbonation. Amber color. Lots of melanoiding malt aroma. Mild hop bitterness. Easy to drink. Nice. kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12 oz bottle via Hellbilly (thanks!). Pours a hazy copper woth a small head and not much in the aroma derpartment, just a bit of crystal and some muted orange hops. Taste is not bad, pretty much an English style IPA. Some earthy spicy hoppiness, some apricot and orange follows a bit of biscuitiness. Could use more flavoring/aroma hops. Body is light, mouthfeel thin, carbonation is moderate.
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle from cbkschubert. Turbid orangy copper pour with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma is bready caramel malt, tangerine, hops, mango, some honey-dipped apricot notes. Tastes caramel malty up front, with mid-palate tropical, citrus, and hop notes, and some finishing syrupy fruity notes. Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle courtesy of cbkshubert. Slightly hazy dark orange/amber. Huge frothy head. Aroma again, not bad just rather weak. Faint caramel malt sweetness with just a hint of citrus zest. Flavor has a certain metallic charcater to it, doesn’t detract a whole lot, but notice it right off the bat. Decent citrus zest bitterness to balance the malt backbone, but again notenough oommmph. Very canadian/belgian like carbonated mouthfeel, if you know what I mean. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2008 pours a rich hazy pumpkin pie brown with a thin whitish head. sweet grainy aroma with some copper and citrusy hops. strange flavor...where are the hops? sweet cereal grains dominate the flavor while raisins, honey, wood and some citrus hops hang around in the shadows. finishes sweet with a lingering pine hoppiness.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2007
on tap at papago... apparently he is brewing again. this is NOT an ipa as i have learned... it*s a pale. that being said... additional aroma notes of peaches and orange while the flavor adds caramel-y fruit and very light resinous characters. score remains the same...
Thanks to jimbowood for the bottle. Cloudy, amber color. Smell of malt, over ripe grapefruit, copper, hops, cantaloupe, pine and minor caramel. Taste the same but lighter. Bitterness from the hops are the only thing that is special. crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Thanks to cbkschubert. Dark copper pour, small white head that stays. Aroma is just caramel malt. Flavor is grapefruit and caramel with a ton of carbonation. The carbonation level is really just turning this to foam in your mouth but that’s not a big problem. The taste is just pretty basic, some caramel malt and some citrus. It’s not bad but the carbonation is a turn off.