Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-Tops liquors in Tempe, AZ-pours lightly hazy orange with a minimal fizzy eggshell head around the rim of the glass as well as rocky bubbles in the middle. nose tends to lean this one towards a barley/wheatwine style. big sweet fruits, sticky hops, resin, some oxidization and toasted carmel malt grains dominate the nose. some sweet alcohol underneath as well. flavors exhibit notes of toasted grains, piney/resinious/earthy hops (but seem muddled since its oxidized), sticky sweetness yet dry resin balances this one out fairly well. Long earthy/herbal hop tones on the finish with lingering toasted malt grain husk notes. Doesnt come together all that well and im surprised this brewery doesnt do better in this style. maybe next batch improvements?
hayduke (3080) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden orange with a moderate sized off white head and light lacing. Nose of citrus hops. Medium in body. The flavor is mild hops and caramel malts. Bitter finish. Not a lot going on here and the only imperial aspect of this beer is the alcohol..
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweetish aroma with herbal and slightly citrusy notes. A little dull on the palate. Decent amount of bitterness. Some caramel malts. Finishes mostly dry.
nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 22oz bottle pours a hazy, burnt orange with some clumpy white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, a little soapy, sweet too, orange candies. Flavor is sweet, malty, pine, grapefruit, lemons, limes. Full bodied, sweet, zesty finish.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light copper, slightly hazy with a thin off-white head; good retention. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, cookie malt, and orange peel. Flavor is mostly sweet with citrus and earthy hops balanced with toasted malt undertones. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. Pours a hazy deep orange with a thicker yellowish head. Good retention and lace. Cheesy, sticky, berry nose. Taste is nutty, sticky, astringent with typical older DIPA notes. Big cheesecloth. Sticky. Thankfully it gets very oily and herbal with slight medicinal characters and alcohol warming through the finish. Once upon a time this was probably pretty ballin’.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bright copper color. Aroma of flowers, pine resin. Taste is pine, citrus, flowers. Not bad.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy honey, thin large bubbled white head. Nose is soap, light mango, pine. Flavor is paper and cardboard, heavy sugar finish, light orange. Sweet and gritty finish.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big sweet and citrus nose. Taste is similar, lots of grapefruit lots of toffee and a touch of dark fruit. Not my thing.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy floral, pine, and citrus hops with biscuit malt and fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with medium malt and fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.