seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the 1st annual Urban Chestnut - Wolpertinger beer festival in St. Louis, MO, USA from tap into beer boot sampler. Poured a deep amber color with fluffy white foam, lasting with lace. Intensely citrusy American hops aroma and flavor. Some barely perceptable malt sweetness and fruity ale yeast esters underneath. A seriously heavy-duty IPA, on the verge of double/Imperial IPA territory. Medium body, average carbonation, lingering tangy and bitter aftertaste. Reminded me of Modus Hoperandi. Very, very hoppy.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(sample at Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger festival) medium gold with white head. Some citrus hops aroma, but the hops really hit when you taste it - tons of citrus/grapefruit hops.
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours copper with a 3 finger creamy/bubbly light beige head. Yes, the aroma suggests a big kitty. Med + body. Flavor is slightly sweet caramel, but there’s a huge amount of hop. Grapefruit. Resin. Earthy. Floral. Jupiter. Just threw that one in for fun, cause there’s so much hop I doubt anyone can break out the flavor strands. If I die in a moment, I’m sure my innards will be well preserved. This is incredibly good and hoppy. That’s the finish. Brilliant effing ale.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark, clear amber with an impressive frothy head that does recede at all for a while before slowly shrinking to a cap.
Aroma is a combination of juicy citrus and light herbal notes. I definitely smell some pineapple and oranges. There is a dry biscuity malt aroma and a spritzy tingle in the nose.
Taste is light sweet citrus, not overly juicy but with a bit of sugary sweetness. There is some orange zest, lemon grass and a dry, crisp malt finish. Very little hop bitterness in the finish though the doughiness of the malts is very eviident.
Mouthfeel is light and almost spritzy, very crisp and clean.
I enjoyed this beer a bit but the citrus is not nearly as big as I was hoping for. The bready character is what I remember most after drinking this one.
Ratman197 (10650) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml green bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, light pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange, pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.
csaso (1573) - Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - small foamy head, medium amber color, nice big citrus hop aroma and flavor.
vyvvy (4500) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at 2011 Augusta Bottoms fest - Pours clear golden amber with an off-white head. The aroma has tropical fruit, funk, floral and smooth citrus hop traits and some smooth caramel malt to balance things out. Medium body that is slightly grainy with soft carbonation. The flavor starts out with dry maltiness along with grapefruit, pine, earth and plenty of resiny aspects. The finish is very hoppy, dry and pleasant.
beernbourbon (1366) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pour is an unassuming clear straw color with a small white head. Aroma is huge citrus hops! Tons of grapefruit, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Damn this smells good. Flavor is not a let down. Also tons of citrus hop with mango, light spicy pineapple, and a very faint hint of resin. Malt way in the background. This is really a citrus bomb and I love it.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Augusta beerfest. Poured a hazy orange color with a smaller white head. Did leave some lacing on the glass as it went. Aroam was pines, grass and spruce. Good hop bite to it. Spruce, floral and citrus all in the flavor. Hop finish. A great IPA.
Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Augusta Bottoms Fest. A clear golden pour with an orange hued head. A nice hoppy nose that is floral. The flavor is nice but offersvsomewhat less hop notes. Caramelmis tasted. There is some toastiness and very light fruit. Those floral hops are enhanced by citrus. This is nice.