wilnatp (506) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown/orange pour with a tan head. Citrus, grapefruit aroma and hops. Tast is malt, bitter, and well balanced. Good beer. Great with Salmon.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an interesting one. Pours a beautiful orange color with puffs of white head which retains itself well. Smell is on the malty side, with a bit of spruce-like pine notes. The taste brings out more of the hops, resinous and slightly fruity. The malt is nice, but it lacks much of the belgian character I was expecting. On the whole, nice.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from mtjoseph, thanks Mark! Pours a cloudy, orange-amber colored body with a big, two finger-width, creamy and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky lacing throughout. Aroma is citrus-grapefruits with some sharper, soapy pines and a medium sweet caramel backing. A few florals and a dry earthiness as well. Flavor is similar. Grapefruits and other citruses up front with a soapy pine resin and some floral fruits. Medium sweet caramel balances and lets the hops take the forefront. A bit of an earthy spice towards the end as well as light mix of sharper and sweet grapefruits. Finishes dry and moderately bitter with a nice earthy spice and soapy pine citrus balanced with a light caramel. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a slightly lively, soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. Lots of citrusy hops well balanced with a light caramel. I like the slight spice kick to the hops in the finish. Easy drinking, no hint of the alcohol, and enjoyable. Good one.
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It sounded so enticing, turns out slightly disappointing. Aroma is citrus, pine and...soap. The appearance is nice - a hazy gold with think off white head that leaves lacing throughout. Flavor pretty well mirrors the aroma. I was hoping for more hops, even some yeasiness, but I get citrus, resin and soap. A bit heavier palate. I hope for more from their other varieties.
Camons (4829) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Dans place, Denver. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, peach, citrus, honey. Taste is malty, fruity with peach and citrus, booze. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly alcoholic finish. 070312
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I taste a lot of alcohol in this, though I imagine it is amplified by the hop combination. Aroma is similar... Its a ’medium’ beer in my book.
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of bnielsen13. Slightly hazy, orange appearance with a big fluffy, off white head. Somewhat floral, somewhat earthy bitter hoppy, a touch boozy aroma. Fairly bitter, soapy, floral hoppy, toasty malty flavor.
ElGaucho (2139) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at pig & fiddle. Fresh aroma that has some cask notes. Frothy , off white head with cobweb lace. Hazy, almost murky, dark amber. Somewhat dry and somewhat ordinary. Not bad.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a large fluffy soapy white head that slowly settles to a sudsy film and spotty lacing. Aroma has a floral fruity scent which is really nice and some what sweet with just a hint of white pepper. Taste is all the above with the hops being bitter and floral and the yeast being fruity and biscuit like with subtle cracked pepper and spice. Palate is full and crisp with a drying finish. The alcohol is very well hidden.
nsquishee (565) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a highly drinkable IPA (though I would consider it more of a double IPA)-- Very nice. Thoprock pours a rich, honey-color with tiny yeast suspended throughout. It looks very appealing. Due to the yeast, it has a very active/large, spotty head. Flavors of Belgian yeast, hops, grapefruit, honey, orange, and pine. A very impressive first offering from a brand new Minneapolis brewery. Cheers!