hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... RBSG 2014… Murky peach-colored pour with a small, creamy, white head that stubbornly refuses to go away. The aroma offers citrus fruitiness, clove-like spiciness, armpit musk, stone fruit and pale grains. Full-bodied and creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is bitter-as-Hell, rindy and a touch metallic. The lupulin sticks to my tongue like napalm, resulting in a lengthy, rindy, metallically bitter finish. Well-crafted, even if this type and degree of acute bitterness is not at all my thing.
RobertDale (4727) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SRBG Friday Dinner. Pours golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of citrus, topical, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, orange, tropical, pine, and some caramel malt. Nice.
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Dressel’s Pub, St Louis, MO. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Keir, 7.5% ABV
Hazy golden-orange color with medium head. Deep aroma, animal hop character, some caramel, light wood, almost smoke. Smooth mouthfeel; toffeish caramel flavor, strong yeast character, spicy; strong bitterness too; resiny hops, not fruity, not shining. Astringent in the final.
Not the IPA I expected, but a good beer nevertheless.
GenDV138 (4588) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster at RBSG 2014 Dressel’s Pub Beer Dinner. Cloudy orange/yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, pine, citrus, honey. Tastes of caramel, pine, floral notes, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014 Botttle at Beer Dinner. RBSG. St. Louis. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of hop, grapefruit, juicy tropical fruit and caramel malt. Medium body.
Frank (3713) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is cloudy orange with a mixed bubbled head. Nose is hoppy as you would expect w/ a focus on floral and citrus. This is a bit sweet with a lot of orange and overall a very nice, fresh hop character. It is medium bodied w/ medium carbonation. This is a down the middle IPA that won’t surprise anyone but it’s really well done.
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at RBSG Brewers Dinner at Dressels (St. Louis, MO). Pours a nice deeper amber orange hue, firmer haze and frothy offwhite head atop stays as a filmy layer, sticks around and laces well enoigh. Nice stick around. Aromas are touches of bubblegum, faint tropical fruit. Big juicy fruit gum, touches of melon and citrus, tropical fruit, gentle pineapple. A bit bready big potent nose. Initial is a bit sweeter with big juicy fruit gum, touches of melon, gumball and citrusy hops. Bitterness is middling fairly fresh with a potent fruity melange up front. Middle is a bit soapy, sweet, bubblegum and fruit. Touches of florals and bitterness, faint soap. Sweetness and fruit dominance is nice, potent with touches of florals and citrusy trailing hops. Decent bitterness, some florals and a bit grassy, gentle rind element as we finish. Some dryness, bitterness and citrus elements kick a bit more in the end. Touches of fruit, gentle bread and grain, nice fruit elements as that grapefruit juice and rind comes into focus in the backend and finish. Tasty stuff, a touch sweet but as the palate adjusts this really delivers.
Ferris (9777) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Flowery, tropical fruit and a grapefruit sweetness. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Big up front grapefruit with a pithy finish. Nice and fresh.
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks, Alex! Cloudy, peachy colour. Fresh peachy mosaic aroma, and the yeast is in there a bit b/c it got agitated. The hops aren’t all that bright but the balance is nice - rich bitterness - and it finishes with a nice mosaic character. Honestly, Columbus and Mosaic should blow my mind, I wish this got to me at peak freshness.