5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep amberish, slight haze, thin sudsy white head, so-so lacing. Sweet citrus rind like nose, smidgen of tea leaves and hops. Semi-sweet to start, citrusy, doesn’t show up with much bitterness. Malt background is moderate. This beer doesn’t seem like 8%. On the sweeter side, without being cloying. Hop & citrus aspect towards the end fall off a bit. Maltier than your standard IPA, yet not as bitter. Also a touch sweeter than most. Doesn’t feel as if its an IIPA, more like 1½ IPA. Finish is clean. Decent, but not one to write home about. Thanks to Dan for the bottle!
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin off-white head of varying sized bubbles with minimal carbonation. Roasty aroma with some buttered bread and caramel malts. Very little hops presence for an IIPA. Color is a dark mahagony red. Sweet and malty flavor with a little bit of hops presence showng up now. A bit of harsh bitterness with more caramel and some herbal flavors. Light alcohol presence which you feel more than taste. Finishes dry and bitter with a bit of pasty malts.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a hazy amber with a long lasting beige head. Aroma is mostly hops and a little bit of malt. Taste follows suit. Hops aren’t nearly as upfront as would be expected from a DIPA. Overall very good.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Church. Mild hop aroma. A little sweet of malt, nutty and caramel, but faint. Dark coppery amber haze with thin lacing off-white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Medium malt flavor, biscuit and caramel. Big juicy hops flavor from the start until the finish. Bitter finish and malty sweet and bitter after.
vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with some tan lacing of head. Light citrus hops with malt influence light oxidation, and warming. Freshness?
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 bottle. Brown Orange color. Thin white head. hazy, slightly sweet and Bready. Citrus, floral hops. very bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent finish. Not bad. A bit too dark and toasty for regular ipa
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice offering here...deep dark copper color, could ahve used a nice glass but the flavor, hop balance, body made up for it. Really fine brew.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bonus thanks to adrian910ss. Clear orange/brown pour, little carbonation and heavy malt and slightly hoppy aroma. Flavor is some creamy malt, a little citrus and some subdued hops and very mild for being 8% ABV. Not a bad beer, I would like to try this fresh on tap.
KornDogg (519) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Grapefruit aroma. amber body with thin lasting head, nice carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty with hints of citrus and pine. Bitter aftertaste. Well balanced.
williamherbert (1197) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is burnt rye malts, with a bitter, flowery hop. The toasted malts dominate.
Appears clear, glassy ruby red orange. Darkly colored. Thick creamy head.
The flavor is sweet and sugary with a bitter malty bite at the end. Nice combination of flavor. Nice little bite at the end.
The palate is thick and milky. Good for style. A nice, bittersweet English style pale ale.