tiong (2959) - Espoo, - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Beer Revolution, Oakland
Note: No info on the hop used, so I’m assuming it was this one (even though it didn’t really taste like a Simcoe IPA) - Pours light orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of fruity hops, some lemon and caramely malts. Taste is sweetish and hoppy with fruity lemony notes and floral hops. Finish is malty and slightly fruity with floral notes. Okay, quite well balanced IPA.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has strong notes of spicy hops, combined with notes of grass. The flavor is sweet with chewy notes of malt and spicy notes of hops, leading to a dry, bitter, and hayish finish.
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cloverleaf. Tasty brew. Pours an amber red color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of citrus, pine, and caramel. Has a sweet malty start with a nice hop hit. Some nice caramel notes with some light roast on the back end. Creamy mouth feel.
Nickls (1750) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Old BA rate - tap BT)
Light slightly hazy marigold color; slightly tan head with good retention and curtains of lacing; really nice. Juicy citrus and pine hop aromas; very light maltiness; faint fruit sweetness toward the end. Hops are not as aggressive on the palate as suggested in the aroma; still pretty damn hoppy though; cedary hop flavors at first with a mineral finish; minimal maltiness. Medium to thinner MF; tiny bubbles for carbonation. Easy drinking here even though it’s really hop forward, even for a West Coast IPA, it’s pretty well balanced
alexsdad06 (4361) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub. Pours a clear deep golden color with a medium frothy off white head. The aroma is moderately sweet malt, floral, with tangerine citrus hops. The flavor is moderately sweet malt, citrus, decent bitterness throughout. The finish is slightly dry with sustained bitterness.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. poured a light clear amber. Nose is piny grapefruit hops. Nice carbonated and easy to drink. Hops dominate. Dry and bitter. Well balanced. No seeetness and very little fruit notes. Finish is dry and fairly bitter.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Buckeye Beer Engine 420 Hop Fest on 4/20/10. Pours clear orange with a medium off-white head. Faint citrus nose with some grassy hops and malt. Citrusy and tropical fruit (mango, specifically) flavor with grass and sweet malt and a grapefruit finish. Not bad, but was hoping for something slightly more aggressively hopped.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours orange gold with a white head. The aroma has piny hops and a light sweetness. The flavor is well blanced with piny/floral hops, and sweet malts. Pretty good.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Saraveza... Poured cloudy, golden orange. Good, floral, citrus and slightly bitter brew but easily drinkable and well balanced. Candy sweetness, and grains coming through towards the finish.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Sim rate (on tap at Lord Hobo pre-EBF event): So here we go, the beer of my hops in the year of the hops...are you ready clocks!? Aroma of bubblegum, slight mandarin sweetness. It’s not what I associate with a "hoppy" aroma. So sweet. Nice golden, caramel colour with great head & lace. Tastes much more bitter than the aroma. Grapefruit comes through and a lemon with sugar on top. The sourness sticks with you through it all.