airrick2003 (524) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: light gold very clear color, has a thick beige head that settles into a nice density, laces nicely and the head lasts
Aroma: grass, pine, some alcohol hues, smells good if faint under this thick head
Taste: strong bitterness throughout and especially on the finish, citrus, alcohol
Palate: heavy mouthfeel, average carbonation, very strong bitter aftertaste
Overall: this is a very bitter beer, it's pretty good too, some alcohol that mostly comes thru as spice
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Prufrockstar (1091) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to wittales. Slightly hazy bronze pour with white head. Aroma is citrus heavy, backdrop of urine and cotton candy sweetness. Moderately sweet taste, appropriately bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Overall: this is a nice one. Doesn’t stand out in any particular way, but way nice.
Benzai (8754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Niels. Clear orange color, medium sized white head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, nicely fruity, resin, piney, a light hint of grapefruit, good hoppyness. Taste malts, resin, pine, grapefruit, bitter hops, fruit hops, bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. If you don’t like resin and pine you shouldn’t order this one.
DutchDrebus (4252) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden colour with a medium sized white head. Smells hopa, fresh, green, nice. Tastes bitter, hops, grassy, malts. Medium to full body, very bitter, nice carbo.
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Foggy deep yellow, pillowy head, curtains of lace. Hops! As soon as I uncap the bottle, glorious scents leap forth… once poured, I am entertained by piney/woody, resiny, citric, and buttery cookie dough aromas. Further introspection reveals suggestions of smoke and baking spice. Fruity and bitter in flavor, resplendently hoppy, bready malt, peachy. Sharp and fluffy with carbonation. Clean herbal finish. Finally, an appropriately-hopped DIPA!
Westchesterco (1062) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is bitter with strong accents of orange
Iphonephan (3538) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Surprisingly malty nose. Flavors of grass and pine resin with some citrus notes. Bitter finish.
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-11-14. Hazy dark orange body with a moderate beige head. 3+ Aroma is unexpectedly boozy, orange hop character. Flavour is quite bitter and alcoholic, orange citrus and muted resin and light orange seed notes. Average plus bodied palate with good carbonation. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo
fraternie (842) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This really felt like a hotter version of Stone IPA to me, no better, no worse, just packing more punch. Finish is more aggressively hoppy and bitterness lingers with some heat, but the higher abv is mostly balanced with juicy tropical fruit flavors.
Strykzone (5042) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer had a little haze under a white layer of foam. The aroma was tropical fruit with some floral. Honey? I tasted plenty of tropical and it lead throughout. Pineapple at one point melded with grapefruit. That citrus was secondary and floral after that. The hops were really well done. They worked together so well and never conflicted. Malts are pale with no caramel and they stayed back and let the hops play. This beer went down like a 6% beer. It is dangerously easy to drink. Nicely done.