DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s 05/08/2009
Big grapefruit hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy and fruity pine flavour with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter finish.
Christian (11722) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly cloudy golden with a lasting off-white head. Weak citrus aroma with some pine and peach. Dry grapefruit peel flavour with a good bitterness.
Skyview (5296) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Stub & Herbs in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a semi-hazy golden orange colored brew with a decent off-white head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma has grapefruit, grassy hops, some multi-grain malt and a touch of funk. Flavor is citrusy, some light multi-grain malt backbone, and some grassy hops. Finish is mildly bitter that slowly disappears. Overall a solid IPA and may be better on draught than bottled.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden yellow color with thin white frothy head. Looks light and inviting. Soapy hop aroma followed by a bitter, clean cascade/centennial hop flavor. Body is light, cool, and smooth. Finish is bitter... Great job on the hops! A very green beer.
johnnysmoke (101) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with some sediment. Thick white head foams and builds over the rim. Sweet pine, floral and grapefruit aroma, very strong. Taste is pineapple, orange and is pretty sweet but has enough bite to balance it. Very crisp and rich.
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There’s been a lot of talk about Boulevard, so I started (as always) with their IPA. It was certainly drinkable and poured a nice orange/gold, but was not as floral or resinous as it was made out to be. A little dry. Not too malty. Nothing to either like or dislike particularly. Maybe I’d like the double better.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Shiloh in Columbia, Missouri. Pours a cloudy gold color with a medium white head. Aroma of floral hops, grapefruit citrus, caramel, and spice. Hoppy, citrusy flavor with malt and caramel, and pepper for a sharp bite. Light bodied and dry on the finish. Good IPA, and I’d be curious to try the Double Wide next to this one.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beautiful straw colored, hazy body littered with bit of particulates. Sizable head that was very bubbly, in a soapy kind of manner. Hardly a detectable flavor anywhere in the drink. Not offensive in any way shape or form, just plain as water. Some very light citrus notes and a bit of funked yeast.
mmmbeer (1309) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured semi transparent orange color, low carbonation, 3 mm white bubblly head formed and tried it’s best to lace. Aroma of citrus and lemon. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt has been slightly sweetened with caramel, hops are there but not overpowering at all, various light fruit sensations in the middle, finish is complete. Bottle may be a little old, but it’s still good.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A tasty fruity blonde IPA with a grapefruity tartness and harsh mouthdrying bitterness. Good session beer.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from Blutt59, thanks a lot Bob
The look: Cloudy golden-blonde topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: Nicely hoppy nose that is both floral and grapefruity. Chewy body with bready malts, a good amount of honey and a touch of caramel. Hops are very much of the fruity side with pineapples, grapefruits, citrus and such. With the description I just gave the beer it seems like a soft fruity IPA but the trust is that the bitterness is a bit harsh, sand-peppery with a strong salty/minerals mouth-drying character. Dry salty tartness. Really nice session beer. This beer is exactly what the doctor ordered. The doctor had a hard day and ordered something to wind down.