RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gnarly beer. Good amount of dark roast to it - aromas of chicory. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not surprising for the ABV. By far the most flavorful low alcohol beer I have ever had.
daniele (4466) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ambrato carico buona schiuma persitente naso luppolato intenso poco altro in bocca amra luppolo corpo pochissimo resinodo quasi caffe note amare quasi bruciate tostate
BeerCast_Rich (1809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
[330ml bottle, Cornelius Beer & Wine, Edinburgh] Quite a dark russet pour, aromas of hops, blackcurrant fruit and a bitter astringency. Initially a real assault on the palate, as a bitter bomb it’s like drinking pure hop juice, but after a while you adjust and start to get used to it. The problem is, having a total lack of alcohol there’s no sweetness to offset the ‘hops n’ water’ and it never stops being extremely bitter. As an Anti-Portman Group protest beer it delivers – but it’s my tastebuds that are doing the most protesting. [02/11/2009]
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown pour with a very light head. The nose is herbal and very spicy with a lot of soft caramelly maltiness. Pine and lots of bright hops. It’s very thin-bodied (as might be expected) but has a lot of pine and citrus. A little bit of resinousness. Intensely bitter with little else to balance it. It’s pretty interesting, but I’m not sure I really dig it.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. The IIPA is definitely double IPA all the way, though there is a surprising syrupiness to it, though one that is not at all sweet. Unsurprising, considering this is basically a hop tea. The flavor, well, lets just say you shouldn’t even put this in your mouth. The bitterness is out of control, with all hop aromatics lost in the watery mess. There is literally nothing to taste here but bitter. Blech.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super earthy floral hoppy nose, light citrus, a good dose of toast and iced tea but in this sense its good. Pours amber, nice lasting thin head, light lace. Iced tea, a shit ton of hops, dry with decent bitterness. 1.1 percent! Yes! Awesome!
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12. Thanks clint! Pours a pretty medium amber. A bit cloudy. Dense creamy tan head. Big toasty iced tea nose with fresh grassy hop overtones. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Iced tea, caramel, toast on the mid palate. Long iced tea finish. Hides the alcohol well.
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz...I think, or 11.2oz...thanks scrizzz! Pours a deep dark copper with white head that falls quickly. Tons of noble hops! Grassy, slightly dank, hints of caramel and leather...lots of aroma for such a small beer. All of the flavors of the nose come out, light in flavor and body yet tight carbonation, grassy sharp Nobel hops, nice roasted malt...killer low alcohol beer.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks secret santa! strong aroma of caramel malt, this bottle still has a fair amount of hops though its just past by its best by. odd. thin. rubbery flabby. new leather. wet. love the concept, but meh right now.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity and very hoppy grapefruit aroma. Bitter malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.