vyvvy (6572) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011 sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 10/23/11. Guest tap Draft from the Ferguson Brewing Co. Pours opaque and brown. Moldy, clonging off-white head. Aromas of toasty malts and a little nutty. Piney and grassy hops. Nicely full bodied with a good palate. Flavors of dark, rustic breads with a rye nuance and a faint sugary sweetness. Bright effervescence. The hops are piney, green and bitter. Very nicely done! Good balance and good drinking!
Sampled at 2011 Augusta Bottoms fest - Pours clear nut brown with a tan head. The aroma is hoppy with floral, fruity and tropical notes and some mildly sweet nutty maltiness in the back. Medium crisp body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off dry, crackery and spicy with dry nutty brown ale toasty malt. The finish shows lots of hoppiness with pine, earth, grapefruit and spice. Really nice IPA. Bif (2280) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Guest beverage on tap at the Ferguson Brewhouse. Served a deep brown color with a small head and lots of lacing. Aroma of pine and herbs. Some malt and nut aroma in the background. Taste is of roasted malt and nut with a trace of sweetness. A piney bitterness that lasts through the finish and seems to linger a bit. Medium body, quite smooth. An interesting offering that seems to be a hybrid Brown Ale with an IPA kick. Decent beer, a bit too bitter to really enjoy, but worth a try.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sample at Augusta beer fest. Poured a murky brown, black color with a very nice two finger tan head. Aroma was hops, citrus, and grass. Flavor was over powered by hops, spruce, grass and pines. Very hoppy. Bitter aftertate. All around an amazing beer. Strykzone (7489) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Sampled at the Augusta Bottoms Fest. This pours black with pkenty of red. Nice malt and citrus hops are smelled. The flavor leads with citrus hops. Malt is a secondary taste. No roasted notes. Thisvisva malty IPA and a nice one.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2011
On draft @ Perennial. Pours cloudy brown with a light tan head. Aroma is orange, grapefruit and nice citrus hops. Flavor has a bit of roasted malts, orange peel, grapefruit and hops. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft at Perennial, served in a small (12 oz., maybe) imperial pint-style glass. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of big citrusy and herbal hops, orange and grapefruit citrus, floral notes, and only a little bit of toast. Flavor leaned more heavily into the roasty side than the nose did; notes of resinous hops, tobacco, roasted malts, orange peel, grapefruit citrus, earth, and floral notes. Medium-bodied, with a mouthfeel that starts more citrusy and gets roastier late. Lingering bitterness. Really nice brown IPA. Nice work, Jim!