swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a medium golden orange. Floral, soap, pot pourri fills the aroma. Taste is floral soapy, perfumy, lavender, medium bitterness. Nice fuller mouthfeel. Decent but too floral.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours very cloudy orange with nice head. Nose of honey and cinnamon. Taste is very sweet, spices, finishes creamy with nice carbonation. This was one smooth IPA.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 750ml bottle ) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of pineapple, nuts, caramel, mango, and light pine and herbal notes. Flavor of hops (grass, pine, herbal), nuts, and caramel with a bitter finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a an amber body with an off white head. Floral faint citrus hops, honey, a touch of bread and wild spices. Floral hibiscus, funky leather tones. Hint of lemon. A Nice offering.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Clear red-copper with a very large, foamy, lasting and lacy head (burst out of bottle). Aromatic-pine-hoppy nose with exotic fruit and toffeeish malt. Flavor of toffeeish malt, aromatic piney hops, lots of fruit, dry and bitter finish. Medium body with slightly foamy, soft carbonation. Nicely hoppy, nicely balanced, reasonably low ABV. I like!
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bière Mondial 2009, Strasbourg. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Strong hoppy smells. Sweet with some dryness. Hints of residual sugars. Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Crispy dry finish with more hints of residual sugars. A very well balanced beer.
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is orange in color, clear, with an off white head. The smell is musty, paper, fruits, and hops. The taset is bitterness, fruits, and hops.
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 Bottle. Mondiale 2009 - day 3. Slightly hazy light amber with a small off-white diminishing head (3-). Dry aroma of plasticine and citrus, but for some reason I sort of dug it. The taste was a surprisingly mash-up of thick apricot sweetness and dry resin bitterness, not much alcohol asserting itself - odd. Thick, still mouthfeel, with a late-arriving solid kick of hoppy bitterness in the tail - it grew on me a lot.***** re-rate, January 2010 - shared with blankboy, garthicus & swoopjones - take everything I said above and just put "pretty awesome" in front of it - my score got boosted by .6!!!
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. murky deep amber with an off white head. nose is light grapefruit and esterd. decent on the palate with a flavor of grapefruit and chestnuts.
GRM (2967) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, 3 juin 2009; oeil : caramel, riche, petit anneau de mousse fauve, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon, médicinale, frais, pamplemousse; bouche : houblon, médicinale, frais, pamplemousse, astringence, finale en houblon résineux avec présence médicinale, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, astringence moyenne, moyennement amère; en résumé : pas mon style
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 3 2009; eye: caramel, rich, tiny ring of tan head, average lacing; nose: hops, medicinal, fresh, grapefruit; mouth: hops, medicinal, fresh, grapefruit, astringency, finale in resinous hops with medicinal presence, medium body, rather carbonated, mild astringency, mildly bitter; overall: not my style