shrubber85 (11508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle. Orange, grapefruit and grassy hops aroma. Medium yellow amber color with small head. Sweet orange malt flavor up front with a metallic pine hops finish. A good beer - I guess though for a beer honoring the great Frank Zappa, I would have expected something more obscure and unexpected. Still, a nice memorial. hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle… Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Earthy, evergreen and tree bark nose; smells a bit like a PNW forest floor, but better? Pale malt sweetness in step with perfect bitterness and a rumor of acidity provide excellent balance. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, lightly bitter finish. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Thanks acknud...this beer is smooth and really damn good. Pours a golden color wtih a thin but foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy but also ciderish. Flavor is malty, almost like a boddingtons with a great hop bite. A little more hops and this would be world class!!! faroeviking (11026) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle. Dusty orange colour. Sweet, fruit and pine aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet and quite fruity peach flavour with pine and citrus. Sweet dry quite fruity well lasting finish. Great IPA. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
DocLock (10836) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
clear gold, frothy dirty white head, scattered drippy lace,
sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of sweet fruity character including a touch of fleeting citrus,
rich crystal malt flavor, just a touch of sweetness is quickly shutout by lasting earthy bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 Rerate 10/2. I’m kicking this one down a bit because the palate heft, complexity, and taste didn’t seem to hold up as well when I let one warm up a little. Still very good, but not quite as good as I rated it initially.
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy medium copper with 1-finger off-white head and a lot of carbonation streams. Aroma is heavy dry hops, black pepper, tangerine, pineapple, mango, caramel malt. Smooth, crisp, very dry hoppy taste, with notes of black pepper, pineapple, and tangerine throughout. I enjoyed this one, and look forward to having another this evening. Well done. jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2008
2008-06-16. Bottle. Golden yellow body, smallish white head. Sweet aroma has a light fragrant flower character to it, with and odd spice presence - the cobination reminds me of scented soaps from Grandma’s bathroom for some reason. Strange, but not unpleasant (6+). Flavour has similar moderate floral and spice overtones, in a muted flavour of sweet pale malt. Average palate. Decent but the floral and spice is what I find most prominent and I do not particularly care for it. [Post rating note - this is an IPA????? We have a second bottle, perhaps I will see how that one fares.] Bottle courtesy of trade with sdbruboy.
alexsdad06 (10596) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is predominantly sweet malts with light citrus lurking. The flavor is again sweet malts and citrus hops, but there was a funkiness to it that took away from my overall enjoyment. Fairly dry, bitter finish. DuffMan (10548) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Bright orange, hazy, big orange-tinted fluffy head generating impressive lace. Delicious aromas of fruit and resin, more grapefruit than passionfruit as compared with the Big Sky IPA in the same session. Caramel sugary malts take a backseat to the hops in this delicious IPA, woody/stemmy finish. A solid offering! KimJohansen (10510) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
Clear amber with tiny white head. Aroma is sweet malty and fruity with nice hoppy notes. Flavor is sweet with hops and fruits. Nice bitter end. Lovely!