JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber to orange in color with a small id of tan bubbles. Caramel aromas with a bit of floral to citric hops. HInts of fruit in the background. Light sweetness balanced by a citric bitterness that grown into the finish and linger. Quite woody in the linger. Has a fresh hop bite that I can appreciate. I donít think it is as balanced as they propound, but I find it does have a bit of authenticity.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured hazy medium orange with a short cap of whitish head that was clumpy when resuscitated. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and dry, crusty bread topped by Pinesol, spicy pine, and peppery hoppage.. almost juicy. not bad. The flavor found sweet caramel at the core with pine and peppery bitterness around.. soapy, especially as it warmed up.. finished with a moderate, non-directional bitterness. Medium-bodied with a sharp, bitter overall impression.. some decent stuff in here, but it didnít come together.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
While a bit one-dimensional, this is a perfectly decent IPA with a nice medium copper color and good hops character. It wonít blow you away, but thereís nothing bad about it either. Lacking a Two Hearted Ale or something of that nature, this will do just fine.
llcooldave (985) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy pine aroma with some metallic notes mixed in. Clear orange honey copper in color with a good bitter citrus flavor. There are some sweet malt undertones present in the aftertaste. Overall I think this is a pretty good representation of the style, smooth and easy drinking with an assertive hops presence.
Ernest (5863) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with notes of gasoline and other petroleum products.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately astringent.
Disturbing. As it warms, the petroleum aspects become more apparent. While they donít overwhelm (the hops are quite assertive and usually mask the fusels), the constant reminder of used motor oil and gas is highly unpleasant and evident of components I would rather not ingest. That aside, the hop character is the usual American raw/green variety; concentrated and medicinal. Not much malt or ester interest. So even without the fusel taint, probably high 2ís at best.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. A golden brown beer with a tiny head. The aroma has some grass & taste like a British IPA. The taste has some citrusy hops, & some bitter. A somewhat oily mouthfeel. A pretty good beer but an average IPA.
topherh (1898) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt and citrusy hops. Flavor is caramel malt with a nice balanced hop bitterness.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy, rusty, orange-amber, with a pock-marked foamy top. The aroma is orange and piney. This drinks with a nice rustic chewiness, metallic and barky, a bit leafy and green, too. Tingle of citric finish. (#3765, 12/6/2009)
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange color with a beige head. Aroma of bread and a little caramel malts. Flavor is a little salty with medium bitterness. Finish is long and bitter.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2010 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy orange-amber color with a large orange-white head. The aroma was strong gritty floral hops. The flavor was strong floral and piney hops, a touch of fruity hops and was very dry with a light malt base. Quite bitter. Smells and tastes like a hop pellet. Moderately full bodied. Solid.