mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange amber with asmall off white head. Smells of spicy hops, grapefruit, and citrus. The taste is very bitter hoppy, and defintely get some spice big time too. Very interesting beer. Nice citrusd finish, leaves a big grapefruit taste in the back of the throat.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 The aroma on this one is strong enough that after pouring I smelled it from a few feet away. Rich and sweet with earthy notes. Pours a nice amber, borderline orange body, little fizzy head thatís off-white and settles rapidly. Does have some nice lacing. Aroma is strong, not too sophisticated but smells like you would expect a "real ale" to smell--which is a great thing. Flavor is sturdy with malt being the dominant participant and hops taking a far back seat. This beer has a nice sweetness that is subtle and well presented. Palate is earthy with fruity notes and some English hop character, a bit of alcohol, and a smooth lightly bitter finish that does satisfy. This is good beer done great and I would absolutely indulge in its deliciousness any time.
Note: The label says that this beer was brewed with the help of Charlie Papazian and is actually a variation on a recipe of his; amazingly good call on Boulder Beerís part. Hats off to you fellas!
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber,lasting beige head.Fresh citrus hop nose. Starts citrus, malt mid,molasses as it warms. Lasting bitter hop end. Light alcohol heat. Good lace
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper. Small white head. Flavor and aroma of spicy, resinous, piney, earthy, citrus hops with lightly grainy malt support. Surprisingly hoppy after reading "british-style ale" on the label. Medium body, balanced carbonation. IPA is a more accurate description. Solid.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy aroma, pine resin, syrupy, grapefruit, dank, marry jane! Pours amber/orange. Smooth hops, citrus, pine resin with a heavy malt sweetness.
Ibrew2or3 (6232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber purchased at Countryside Liquors Clearwater, FL for only $3.39. Seems like a steal.
Pours a light copper hue with decent off white head and lacing. The aroma is of pungent floral hops that are strong enough to put out real floral hop spiciness. It also leans toward smelling wet hopped too. I canít pick up any malts hiding behind the hop bouquet. The taste starts with pine and floral hop bitterness. It may not be pine creating the extra bite to the bitterness but rather an intense floral spicy hop bitterness. Nicely done too. Other big floral hop beers Iíve had donít have manage to create the balance with the aid of this unique bitter hop spice kick. Once the whole hop experience has wrapped around the tongue a few times a rich pale and slightly grainy maltiness comes to the surface to squelch out the hops. The beer ends with mild floral hop flavor and residual malt sweetness. Rather yummy, all in all. The best English type IPA Iíve tried to date.
jgentgesdo (659) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow with small white head. Nose is grapefruit and pine hops. Flavor is the same with some malt balance and some diacetyl. Tastes like an IPA to me
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy, battery acid in color. No head. Buttery, hoppy in aroma and taste. Dry - evaporates quickly off the tongue. Sampled @ American Beer Fest in Boston
Indra (2536) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 22oz. bottle. Sweet, citric aroma, hoppy, floral and fresh, with notes of orange, grapefruit, spice and faint cedar along with some lightly toasted malts and even a slight estery touch. Clear medium amber color with a lasting, fine, head and attractive lacing to match. Flavor profile is clean and hop-focused, citric, gently piney, woody, moderately bitter and balanced by a toasty, lightly sweet, grainy malt backbone, finishing smooth and resinous . Palate is creamy and very smooth, with a medium body. Pleasant lingering fruity hop character late. A pretty enjoyable pint.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinks with a far less intense Hop profile than the Hazed. The beer pours beautifully, copper body and a tall ivory head. The aroma smells of sweet cereal malts, toasted honey nut bread and a lovely array of English and lighter American hops. Some earthy spicy Spruce accompanied by some light citrus. The mouth feel is creamy and buttery. Overall, the best way to describe Cold Hop is to say itís like Hazedís British cousin.