ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Pours amber with small white head. Aromas of sweet, citrusy grapefruit, and floral notes. Taste is just like the aroma, very citrusy and floral with some fresh cut pine flavors. Not a real bitter hoppy taste more sweet and citrusy which I like. Didnít know this was 10% when I was drinking it, alcohol is hidden very well. Very delicious brew.
danglefruit (8) - Waldo, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just picked up this years batch, and oh my is this stuff still good. Copped a six pack last year late in the season that found its way to From the Vine well after season, and I have craving this ever since.
As far as IIPAís go, this one is balanced extremely well. Strong hops, warm sweet malty finish. Yum. Bellís hit a homerun with this surprisingly January release.
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 fresh. Amber with a decent white head, didnít last long. strong grapefruit and thick hop aroma. Flavor is strong piny hops, grapefruit, coconut, pineapple...more hops. Finishes thick, decent burn from the abv. Very good fresh.
ryanbush2026 (4) - USA - JAN 25, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pleased. Nice citrusy nose. Not as bitter as I expected, but had the sweet finish I was looking for. Pours nicely with a massive head. Doesnít have the grapefruit of the Dreadnaught that I really want in an IPA. I would drink this any day, but wouldnít put it at the very top of my list.
cheap (3966) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
A biting, bitter, tongue bruiser of an ale. With a name like Hopslam, what did you expect? I couldnít put it any plainer! Terribly hoppy brew in aroma and taste, did you every chew on raw hops? Green grapefruit rinds soaked in whiskey. Did you say there was carbonation in there? Where? One sided fer sure. Soapy preservative finish. I will never get slammed again.
inultus (16) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is amazing. You have to love IPAs to appreciate it, but if you love hops and high alcohol content you will love this beer.
The nose is cascade, the aftertaste is bitter and this became my favorite IPA when I tasted it, although Shortís Huma-Lupa Licious is right up there with it.
JMFS (6) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Somewhat like the month of March, with a twist: smells like a lion, tastes like a lamb. Not that lamb is a bad thing; indeed the sweet viscosity and bitter pinch meld together wonderfully.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Bottle. Batch 8277. Pours a sparkling murky cloudy pinkish amber. Lots of head, and a crazy amount of lacing. Aroma is spectacular; grapefruits and citrus out the ass. Hoppy as hell, incredibly vacuous and worthy of its own praise. Crazy good. Flavor is delectable: spicy hops and pleasant citrus interwoven with honey and ginger. Thick and syrupy, but with a nice watery and easy finish. Way too drinkable at 10%, but I feel overall itís not as striking of an IPA as Bells own Two Hearted Ale.
On draft at Melllow Mushroom Brandon. Tannish amber. Opaque. Lots of lacing, small white head. Smells like tangy piney hops and citrus. Flavor is piney hops, with grapefruit and oranges. Lacks bitterness from ultra-hoppy IPAís. Very drinkable.
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hopheads, this is the beer you use to find converts. Pours a dark honey/copper color with a nice white head. Smells like citrus and a bit of honey. Tastes as bitter as my mother in-law with a lot of pine and an undertone of honey, very nice. Finishes clean with pine and honey lingering. A little over the top at first, this beer grew on me as I finished it.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful beer in appearance, average frothy head, excellent lacing, amber and lightly cloudy....Aromas of pine and citrus hit hard, great on the palate, medium body with creamy ending. Flavors of pine, orange pulp, a hoppy finish. One of the more hoppier beers I have enjoyed.