queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2013 steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I allowed the bottle to sit out for 10-15 min prior to opening. It pours light copper with a thin off-white head. Fizzes when glass is roused. small bubbles which do not cling to the glass.Nose has an interesting contrast between hops, malt and an estery character. Slight presence of DMS. Flavor is bitter, woodsy, piney and spicy. There is an underlying malt sweetness there as well. Medium body with medium to high carbonation with a warming sensation. this beer has a smooth balance of hops and malt but the alcohol gives it a brisk warming character. Sticky yet dry finish.
Bottle. Caramel malt and sweet orange hops aroma. Murky amber with a small ivory head. Caramel malt and orange peel hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. Pretty good, considering it’s an old bottle from an out of business brewery. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
12 oz. thanks alex! pours a murky dark caramel with a loose off white head. lots of caramel and mild grapefruit on the nose. probably used to smell pretty damn good. creamy medium body with some modest carb. caramel, grapefruit, oranges, and toast on the mid palate. lingering piney finish. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Cardboardy notes with caramel sweetness, earthy old oxidized hops. Golden orange, thin white ring, soft lace. Cardboard, black pepper, orangey sweetness, light vanilla. Lingering soft oxidation and black peppery hops. Really not that bad, just old. Probably a nice beer when fresh. Held up decently and turned into a light barleywine. bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks Alex. Pours a orangish golden with decent lookin dirty off white head. Caramel malt, honey, biscuit, cardboard, and still decent amount of hops showing through. Bitter, bready, light pepper, old herbal hops, oxidation showing but still not bad. I bet this was quite tasty when fresh. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2010
Infidel Imperial Pale Ale--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 8.40% ABV. 75 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lacy head. Clear rich golden color. Mild floral hop front. Rich sweet big crystal malt body. Mild earthy hop spice EtOH end. Malt over Hops but still Rich and Hoppy. Sampled 12/17/2006.
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Nifty label. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Smells of bitter citrus and some sweet malt. Tastes malty with lots of citrussy undertones and some bitterness on the finish. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2008
pretty looking dark translucent amber with a thin tan head and nice lacing. florally-grapefruit aroma. yummy hops and grapefruit flavor. finishes nicely bitter with some lingering florally-grapefruit. a top notch offering. i’m going to run out and buy more. what? it’s retired? never mind. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle from Craig. Thanks? I am not sure if this is the freshest bottle. Pours out a cloudy brown color with almost no head. There is some hops noted, with a little bit of grass and pine left, but thats about it. Taste is somewhat bitter, but it tastes like a beer that is well past its prime. I think I figured out why this brewery is now defunct, as this beer kind of sucks to be honest. Half of this fouled up my sink. Thanks for the rating though Craig, at least it is a rare beer since it is no longer made... MrKrinkle (10) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2008
A good IPA, for those who enjoy India Pale Ales. Their slogan doesnt lie, loaded with hops. Missing something...slightly over done, but good. sloth (2957) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Hmmmm, retired. As well it should be. Large tan head that lasts, minimal lace. Hazy orange/light copper color. Nose is funky, spicey, sorta grassy, lightly fruity. Body is light for the style, over carbonated with an aggressive astringency on the palate. Funky fruit flavors, coriander? Celery? faint citrus with some horrid vegetal notes, malt? Dry finish that just lasts way too long. I think i over-rated this one! Thanks Robert!