AirForceHops (3639) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 21A. Clear copper color with some white head. Nose is grassy hops, sugar and grain. Flavor displays the grainy body with a lasting, long grassy hop bitterness. Finishes dry and grainy with assertive bitterness that continues to linger after the sip. Solid over all.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange, amber color with an off-white head. Hop profile is dominated by the grassy notes. A light floral quality, a touch of bread, and some water. The flavor is quite grassy as well. Mild bitterness, a bit of citrus peel, and some sweet bread and toffee notes.
Atheist_Peace (979) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at 21A. Dark amber pour with nearly white head. Light hops on the nose with a real sugary note and not much else. A little lacking on the palate too but not bad as far as the fresh hopped beers I’ve had go.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Served a clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. Head fades down slow leaving behind some lace.
S - Aroma is full of fresh citrus hops with some sweet caramel malts and some light bread. There is some floral hop and grassy hop as well.
T - Starts off with some citrus and tropical fruit hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some more malt comes through with a bit more bitterness with some floral hops. The finish is a mix of tropical hops with bitterness and a bit of sweet malt.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a nice dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice fresh hop IPA. Good hop and malt balance as well.
onceblind (4698) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this during a 21A conference the Thursday of 2011 GABF. Very amazing fresh hop aroma, lots of flowery goodness with a bit of pine, very fresh smelling with a firm backbone of mild caramel. Taste was beautiful with flowery hops, yet not too bitter. Some slight pine, mild bitterness, a good sweet toffee backbone. Balanced but wii a gorgeous wet hop presence throughout. Loved this one!
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange with a white ring of bubbles. Lots of caramel with some tropical hops in the nose. Kind of like a fruitcake. Earthy, yet citrusy in the taste. Grapefruit and blood orange. Good stuff.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ O’Brien’s. Burnt orange in color with an herbal hop nose. Flavor was a bit on the earthy side, different, good!
alexanderj (3349) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at O’Briens. One of the better on the day. Light amber in color. Very nice and soothing aroma. Floral, toffee and earth. some sweetness in the aroma and flavor. Citrus and fruit in the flavor; nice balance. Very nice palate. Good stuff.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ O’brien’s 2nd of the night wet hop fest 08. Pours light orange with a bright white ring. nose is sweet and hoppy. Very nice nose. Taste is big on the citrus, tasty and overall very very nice.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Low hop aroma. Caramel and summer fruit flavor. Medium body. Easy drinking and low bitterness. Sweeter caramel lingers with some summer fruit.