carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with white head. Another great example from Alpine -- almost all the pine/citrus flavor without much alcohol. Not my favorite in this style, but definitely way up there.
weihenweizen (2483) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dickworth’s Park. Hazy deep golden with little off-white head. Aroma is light herbal hops, medium/small body, low carbonation, and pretty good lacing. Taste is herbal hops and bitter finish.
Cybercat (4285) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
If I were to drink this on my birthday, I’d have to save it till next August - but I have friends and family who were born in November (one was born on Thanksgiving, in fact!) so this is for them. Pours clear golden orange with a thick, frothy and persistent eggshell head. Resiny hops have the lead in the aroma, while malt and grapefruit co-star. Flavor features hoppy, woody, resin, citrus and malty tones, enjoyable if not spectacular. Mouthfeel presents typical body, but good strong fizz. Every day is somebody’s birthday, so celebrate!
jkwalking05 (4367) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy Amber with an average off-white head. Aroma is of dank hops, light onion, grass, mango, and pine. Taste is of pine, resin, dank, light garlic, grass, and citrus.
travita (4573) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The look is clear, a white head, and is golden orange in color. The smell is hoppy, so pure hoppy with splash of hop juice that has hops added. Fruits, grass, good stuff going. Bitter hoppy goodness.
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle while watching a western late night. Golden orange with frothy beige head. Nose is resinous hops with some citrus. Tastes of grapefruit, piney, honey, herbal, and resin. Finishes touch of menthol amd sweet. Bitter and crisp carbonation. Very pleasant.
Atom (1913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a clear copper/orange win a large khaki head. Aroma of dry grassy citrus hops and caramel malt. Taste of dry resinous bitter piney hops, grassy, some wet dog, light citrus, and caramel malt. Solid IPA.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Craft Ale House, and I am absolutely turgid to find this one. Pours relatively clear dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. The head is loud, and sounds like a nymphomaniac opening and closing her labia digitally. Nose is gigantic resin, resin to spare, must be at least 100 plus IBU here, plus pineapple, white pepper. Tastes hoppy, resiny, with a huge IBU load, pineapple, dryness and bitterness throughout, and an overall flavor, nose, and finish that gives hop heads wet dreams. If you are sessioning this, then you better be a goddamned hophead, and you better pack an all day lunch.
Pailhead (6017) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of mango, citrus, grapefruit, light dank hops, and a hint of lemon. It pours a a transparent amber with a large off-white head that has great retention and leaves behind thin soapy rings on the sides of the glass with each sip. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits, citrus, and a touch of mango. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit with lighter dank hops, pine, and a touch of herbal hops. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
Hoprider (236) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost clear with thin white creamy head. Fresh sweet hoppy nose. Taste is full with both light sweet, fruity hops and solid bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium rich with light to medium carbonation. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Solid ipa methinks.
portableparty (2246) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold orange with a white tight head that fades to a thin film and lacing. Aroma has earthy hops like pine spruce and tons of malt which shows earthiness caramel. Taste is really all the above, little lively pine spruce and carbonation with caramel malt. Palate is thin fizzy good carbonation. Easy drinker and very nice.