BuckeyeBoy (8860) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2008
22oz bottle Pours out a nice amber topped with a off white head. A great aroma of floral hops. Tast of more hops a very nice bitter end. I also picked up some sweetness on this one. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours a medium caramel colour .. . medium average head .. . mouthfeel is pure, fantastic stuff, squeaky clean .. . pretty hopped up ... is there anyone here who didn’t think she was talking about a goat?? JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold/amber pour with a medium off-white head. Sweet malt and grassy hops in the nose. Sweet malt flavor up front with grassy hops and a lasting bitter finish. FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Shipped to me my wife from a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-amber color with a small orange-white head that produced good lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy pine and grapefruit. The flavor was bitter and tart with moderate notes of pine, grapefruit and lemon and light sour nutty malts and caramel. The finish was long, tangy, tart and hoppy. Fairly full bodied. Nice. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Bready/yeasty nose. Hazy and still. Almost peachy palate. Empty finish. Gets almost vinous as it warms. Weird beer, not a success, and really surprising--I thoroughly expected to enjoy this beer.
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2009 bottle. pours with a bone colored head over a clear copper or bronze body. Aroma is dank, fruity, and orange hops with a slightly herbal and caramel back note. Taste is cleanly hop bitterness with light esters, caramel and herbal/pine C-hop notes.. Medium carbonation with a dryish mouthfeel. Ernest (7889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit,
apricot, flowers), moderately malty (cookie), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is
lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety
texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Yet
another basic hopfest from the northwest. Quite a teeter-totter from
when it first hits your tongue until the finish...goes from too sweet to
too bitter very quickly, and unsettling effect. Nothing much of interest
here, perhaps a little maltier in the nose than some. Has that raw bread
dough yeast smell, common to lots of American beers, not something I
enjoy. Rather flimsy body for its size/style. Drinkable, but not
recommended. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Shared at the 12/18/04 Wisconsin gathering: Pours a clear copper with a thin white lacy head. Aroma is sweet and toffee-like with some subtle western US hop presence. Nice caramel sweet body has a mild (at least for an IIPA) hoppy balance. This is practically a regular IPA by today’s standards. Thanks to DavidP for sharing! Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2008
2008 bomber. Poured healthy medium golden with a short, thicker cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up bright pine and floral hoppage with definite citrus undertones.. pale malt and grapefruit meat sweetness backed it up.. nice! The flavor opened with sharp grapefruit and metallic notes.. caramel and grapefruit rolled over the middle, surrounded by pine and grapefruit bitterness.. finished sharp like the open, adding some warm alcohol emphasis. Medium-bodied and it never really found its groove on the palate.. felt a little stronger than it actually was.