trapez (1529) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.65 l. Bought Bjergtrolden Roskilde. Unclear golden amber colour with medium white head. Very fruity hops aroma. Bitter taste filled with hops - very dry. Grapefruit. Soft carbonation.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of citrus (largely grapefruit), floral hops. Flavor more of the same. Good malt presence, but still very drinkable. This is splitting hairs, but at times the citrus/grapefruit/floral hoppiness just sort of blended together into general semi-bitter, semi-flavorful hoppiness without taking a side nor a distinct profile. That said, still very, very tasty.
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones with Stgosaurus. Piney citrus hop aroma with pretty much the same in the taste. Suprisingly smooth and enjoyable.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft @ Capones with Mad_indian. Pours a light clear amber with an average size off-white head. Aroma of citus, caramel, and some pine. The flavor is citrusy, caramel, and a good amount of hoppy bitterness. A little thin, but not bad.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, sparkling amber with an aptly sized, creamy white head that clings firmly to the sides of the glass. At first sniff, the aroma brought me back to the smell of sitting in a cabin on a Baltic sea ferry, the smell of citrus disinfectant, sweat, musk and engine fumes. But further investigation brings it back in line with your ’run of the mill’ American IPA, really sweet hoppiness, loads of perfume and an earthy untercurrent which I can’t figure out whether comes from hops of malt (or both). The body is full and slick, the bitterness is reasonably smooth, but strong at the same time. Thje flavour shows more of that disinfectant citrus, and its really starting to put me off. Undertones of toffee and bush honey. Finish is disinfectant, and solvent alcohol, and bitterness , and a little bit of good. A few faults, but I still enjoyed it.
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capones. Pours a translucent golden amber with a medium creamy bubbly off white head that laced. Aroma of all fresh hops, citrus, caramel, light floral notes. Flavor of the same with a nice hop flavor, lots of citrus, some caramel and a great malt balance.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fine west cost American IPA. Almost on a par with a Stone Ruination. Problem is ... they’re late. Stone and others have been making fine West Coast IPAs for years now. Good clear copper pour, with a small white head that leaves almost no lacing. Good grapefruit and pine nose and taste, with a long hoppy finish, hints of malt and caramel. Maybe even a little thin compared to the best of the genre. Fine beer, just not innovative enough to displace my current favs.
kevd193213 (877) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with thick white head. Aroma of metallic pine. Taste of pine with strong dry hoppy finish.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a crystal clear pale orange colour with a frothy off-white head that retains well and clings to the sides of hte glass. The nose is a brilliant bouquet of ripe citrus fruits, floral NW hops and pine. A rich caramel malt backbone is detectable in the aroma also. Upon first sip, you are hit bountiful malt sweetness, later finishing with pine-resin bitterness that lingers and fades towards caramel and honey sweetness. As it warms, potent and fresh hop flavous become increasingly prevalent, as opposed to hop bitterness. Malty flavours of vanilla and sweet turbino sugar evolve, too. The palate is syrupy and medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. This is a near-perfect IPA.
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into a pint glass. Standard copper color with a nice tan head that sticks around forever. Some good lacing too.
Candied pineapple aroma, along with a rather sugary maltiness. Tropical and alluring.
Flavor is of resinous citrus hops that blend seamlessly with the caramel maltiness. Bitterness is kind of low, which keeps this on the sweet, wemi-cloying side.
Body is chewy and sugary, with modest carbonation. Tastes and feels almost like a weak west coast barleywine overall.