jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, this beer was great. Taste was Strong grapefruit hoppiness with mild-medium bitterness overall. Body was medium and particulates were visible in the glass. Finish was extremely crisp with light citrus aftertaste. hopslam is a slam dunk!!!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deeply hazed gold, thin creamy white head. Nose was chock full of crushed pine needle, grapefruit and orangey notes, and just a slight touch of toasty sweet malt. Flavor is straight up hop juice tones of grapefruit, florals, and grass. Starts slightly sweet, but blasts you with a moderate bitterness from start to finish. Full bodied, soft carbonation and smooth, bitter finish. Without a doubt, this will get you a hop fix. Great brew! Thanks for the hookup Eyedrinkale...
decaturstevo (4930) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. An orangish gold pour with small head and nice lacing. A sharp aroma of hops right there to meet you at the door. A rich malty flavor that hints of apples followed by a hard pleasant hop slam (I made that up) to finish. It relights everytime you rub your tongue through your mouth. A full rich palate that is close to perfect. A really nice beer for the style.
llafoe (40) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 12 oz bottle. Batch #7775. Pours an attractive orange-gold with a small off-white head. The aroma is of hops, grapefruit and oranges. You can taste the hops and grapefruit. Smooth and hoppy with a bitter carbonated finish. Very nice.
pinkzambia (1432) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Cloudy flat gold with a small white head. The hop aroma is like burying your head in a sack of fresh hops. Abundant are grapefruit, oranges and junipers in every sniff. The strong juniper taste along with grapefruit and ripe apricots is extremely palatable. It shows a great bitter aftertaste. This beer is quite well-built! Thanks BuckeyeBoy for hooking this brother up.
IndianaRed (2330) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a clear golden orange with a small fleeting white head. Lots of citrusy hop aroma. Grapfruit, and mandarin oranges. Flavor is failry light malt body, but tons of hops. Bitterness and flavor. Mostly citrusy hop flavors, Simcoe and Cascade tastes like. Strong lingering bitter bite. Moderate to fairly carbonated and a smooth rich finish. Very nice and worthy of high marks. Thanks to BuckeyeBoy for sharing this trade.
BuckeyeBoy (2628) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Bottle pours out a hazy light copper topped with a off white head. GREAT power aroma on the HOPS and citrus. A GREAT Double.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange yellow gold color with a light white head and light spotty lacing. The nose is bright and citrusy with some yuzu, pumello and lime peel, just light pale malts, not much in the caramel department. The flavor is nicely balanced with a clean malt body and some nice punchy bitterness. The overall flavor is grassy and very citrusy like asorbic acid. The mouthfeel is full and dry hopped. This is totally a San Diego style IPA. Nice to find something so brash and unique outside of that area. But knowing how imaginitive American brewers are, I knew it would only be a matter of time. 9.5%? Doesn’t even taste like 7. Thanks to BuckeyeBoy for this gem!
jake65 (2593) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Blend of orange and golden pour with a smaller off-white head. Strong citrus hops aroma, lots of grapefruit. Some maltiness too. Taste full of citrus hops, more grapefruit, apple, floral hops, and a warming alcohol note. Nice, lingering and warming finish. Very hoppy, that’s what I like in my IPA/IIPA’s. Thanks to Llafoe for sending me a bottle, thanks to Jeremy for sharing this one.
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding sweet fruity aroma. Almost clear amber in color. Ample carbonation. I expected a harsher brew but this was very nice. A lingering hoppy aftertaste which hoplovers should enjoy. I really liked this one because the alcohol/hops were not hidden by extra malt. A very very good ale.