golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by eyedrinkale. Amber pour with some white head. Aroma is citrusy, some tropical hops (mango?). Flavor is grainy malt, light bitterness, and a more grassy hop presence. The flavor is not as good as the aroma, but overall it is a good IPA.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Bottle at Paulís Hoboken Gathering: Hazy amber pour with a strong tan head. Nose is resiny and fruity, a C-hop bomb. Some mango notes in there as well. The body as creamy and the flavor has a nice caramel base. Citrus fruits and tropical mango character followed by a long resiny pine finish. A very nice IPA!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a little bit of lacing. Floral pine and some honey. Peach, and lemon in the flavor. A good beer.
after4ever (6103) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, corked and baled. Schmancy! Thanks, Theisti! Crystal clear and very dark amber with rubied highlights. Towering, sloppy tannish head and plenty of lace. Hugely citrusy nose--peaches and apricots, just like the brewer promises. Medium body, slightly creamy, a bit of active carb. Caramel and biscuit underneath the mid-palate, carrying a paylod of peach, apricot, pine, grapefruit, and then a nice resiny wash for a finish. This one came on a bit tangy and muddied at first, but then rolled into a nice refreshing, distinctly flavored, and drinkable beer.
jgentgesdo (666) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with a medium tan head. Nose of caramel, molasses, strong floral and grapefruit hops. Intense biscuit malt and strong hops flavor, with citrus and floral hops predominating, but certainly pine hops as well. Only mildly bitter. Oily finish. Yum yum.
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Thanks to drewbeerme for this one. Pours a dark orange amber with a thick fluffy beige head. Aroma is toffee and biscuit malts with faded hops coming up behind of citrus and grass. At first sip Iím really enjoying this beer. After Bellís Big Head, this one is drinkable and its cleansing my palate. But it grows too sweet quickly. Citrus, lemons, slight grass, and biscuit malts. Theres a touch of yeast/dough pepper spice. Not bad, but not that good either.
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is a orange with a large tan head. Aroma is excellent! Huge fresh pine hops with a good amount of caramel malts to round things out. Flavor is decent as well. Very dry with a nice pine hop and some green tea. Malts are not as strong as in the aroma but there are enough to show up and make an appearance. Well done and Iíve heard this may not be around for awhile due to the hop shortage. Iím glad i got to try it.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle acquired trades with theisti & mreusch (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper and cloudy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of grass, hay, light caramel, and a trace of citrus. Tastes of caramel, citrus, grassiness, and earthy.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. bottled 7 months ago. thanks gregis for this one. pours hazy reddish amber with white head. nose is very faintly hoppy and slightly medicinal. flavors are sweet caramel, grapefruity. drinkable, straightforward and sweet. iíll have to try again fresh. this isnít a double ipa?
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to drewbeerme. Hazy orange with medium, creamy beige head. Aroma is citrus hops, caramel and a little bubblegum. Citrus and pine hops, med sweet caramel, a little grapefruit, bubblegum, pretty nice. Well carbonated medium body. Pretty nice, all around.