TAR (2787) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Gold with specks. Modest foam leaves sparse lace. Enticing aroma charged with fresh Amarillo cones, orange marmalade, and lightly toasted malts. Hint of glaze. Fuzzily airy texture. Sparse acidity gives way to a flavor-packed combo of pinewood and coarse, glazed hop leaves. Touch of grapefruit zest pricks the palate and generates dryness as well as brightening the coarser, raw hop leaf elements. Softening burst of passionfruit ensues directly before a toasty malt tease dusted with spicy white pepper. Ends sneakily dry, sappy, and pinewood-like with a salty pine bitterness that lingers. Another enjoyable IPA. jsquire (4601) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Deep Golden color out of the bottle with a thin white head. The nose is predominately orange rind with pine in the background. It seems a little watery, with most of the flavor being hop later in the swallow. Lots of orange, apple, grapefruit and pine flavors, but not really enough malts to balance it out. Flavors are okay, but not really that interesting of an IPA. SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Thanks be to BrooklynBoy (Edward) for sharing this great beer with me. Fairly unremarkable beer here but quite easily drinkable. Citrusy nose and taste, not really the kick of hops that my palate has been enjoying the past couple drinks.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Hazy dark amber body with a small light beige head. Aroma is citrus/hops. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated. Flavor is citrusy, grapefruit, hoppy. Quite a good IPA. fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Larger, foamy head which pours to a brownish color. Nice blend of hopps and floral tastes, great hoppy finish. One of my favorites to get out at my local watering hole! Not for everyone, though.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Thanks to Cap. Cougar for this.This could be my new every day IPA if I can get it.Great hoppy floral citrusy nose and the taste was just like I was hoping.A fine balance of hops and bitterness with not a strong smackdown but smooth and pleasant.Nice finish on this.Thanks Tom. Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2004
To the venerable Facto: A decent IPA...hops, citrus, and pine aroma and flavors...Could definitely use more hops, but overall, a nice brew...And what the hell are you trying to say here, Facto? Thanks for the beer! :P SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Thanks to MrFacto for this Wisconsin IPA!
Golden amber with just a bit of haze under an average off white head that sticks to the sides of the glass.
Strong inviting aroma of fresh, citrusy hops.
This delivers smoothly with a wonderful balance of flavors that play back and forth between the malt and the bitter hoppiness. Medium body in this one before fading off into a long bitter finish. heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Attractive deep golden. Big orangey citrus aroma-very attractive. Centennials for sure, maybe a touch of cascades as well. Very reminiscent of SNCA. Solid bitterness with a good hop flavor as well. Malt is solid. But this is really well made and an excellent IPA. Thanks to JPDIPSO for the gift! brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 Absolutely wonderful full hop grapefriut aroma, amber orange color, nice head, full hop slightly sweetcitrus taste, best hop aftertaste ever. If your a true hophead , and could care less about any malt flavor this is your brew. An instant hit with anyone I get to try it. Has been responsible for many people getting off the macro beer wagon. If you can get to the Tyranena Brewery tasting room and try it there, its a 5.0 rating.