mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a light off-white head. Aroma was a blend or a fruity sweetness and hops. The hop taste was very mild although it hung around in the mouth. I wouldn’t recommend this to my hophead friends, but it was pleasant enough that I would drink it again. julrey (32) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Bottled June 2005
Pours a light harvest straw coler with minimal head, light carbonation.
Nose is not overwhelming in hop presence, although a subtle waft is definitely there. Should be a smooth session IPA but on initial impression is not a very distinguished beer. Fizzes up a bit on the tongue but the flavors don’t really kick in until the finish. In keeping with the smell, there’s a hint of hops as it sits on the tongue, followed by a stronger kick as it rolls down the throat. Honestly I’m a bit disappointed as this is the very definition of middle of the road, but something tells me this would be much tastier on draft. It also seems like a subtle brew that might grow on you, so I may have to revisit this one later on.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 23, 2005
12oz bottle from ATPayne. Pours a copper color with a small off white head. Lots of bubbles running through the beer. Nose is sweet malt, some sour grape like notes. Taste is mainly malty and bitter. A good clean carbonation fills your mouth. finishes a bit off for a second, then some light hopps come in to clean up. antzman (325) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2005
12 oz bottle. Poured a blurry light orange with a nice thick white head, and plenty of lacing on the glass. The taste is very sweet for an IPA, and is not overly hopped, but pleasant to drink. hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 Draft at brewpub. Hazy orange color with a medium to thick white head. Malty overtones that mask the hoppiness of this beer. Not bad, but not a good example of an IPA, lacks the heavy hops. But, give it a try.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Nothing overly exciting about this beer, but it is tasty and nice. A good beer, which will be followed by many others, to help get over the Badger loss today. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Orange in color, very hazy with a thick head. Some burnt caramel in the aroma, along with floral hops. Very fruity flavor, some lemons and oranges, some grassiness, and lingering bitterness. Not too bad, but not stellar. Thanks to TAR. hershiser2 (3832) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Let me start off by saying that I sampled several beers from this brewer over the past weekend... and all of them taste the same (in a way). There’s an underlying burnt-rice flavor to all of their beers that I just can’t get past. Bottle. Floral aroma? Not really... smells malty... too malty. Flavor: yep, it’s loaded with malts and burnt rice. Oh, what a disappointment when I was trying to get a friend to try his first IPA. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Draught @ Legends - Notre Dame. Poured a clear reddish-amber with a light off-white head. Nice lacing all the way down. Citrusy aroma, with some underlying sweetness from the malts. Crisp and citrusy (with pine notes) on the front of the palate. Light-to-medium bodied, with a little malty sweetness present. Finish was not well-balanced, and seemed to be bitter for the sake of being bitter. This was a really good brew.. until about halfway down. Tmoney99 (15133) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Draft. Clear amber hue with medium white head. Medium sweet aroma with some floral. Medium body with well balanced finish. Medium sweet taste with floral and citrus.