cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much thanks to Hopshunter! Pours a very cloudy orange and never clears. Strong off-white head hangs forever with massive lacing. HUGE nose. I could smell this from 6 feet away. Grapefruit, lemon, spice and malts. Much more complex then the normal IPA citrus-fest. Extremely well balanced hops. Citrus up front that gives way to a spicy finish. Bitter to bring it home. I think a tiny bit more malt would balance this out perfectly. Sadly, cedar is non-existent. Mouth feel is a tad bubbly. I roll it around and it gets instantly foamy. Carbonation is pretty prickly. I’d tone it down a bit. I was worried about this. After the Cigar City swill that they call a RIS, I wasn’t expecting anything from this, but wow! As a cigar smoker, I was really looking forward to the cedar, but it’s not present at all. Great beer!
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
buckle up buttercup! .. . god, aroma is amazing, a well baked pinecone and cedar (fresh humidor) .. . pours a kickass causing dark rich gold tan with a fantastic silly fun cream head, lacing is cute as a button.. . abv is so well hidden and the subtle refined whiffs of cedar to sap are just wonderful, and super tasty! .. . aroma is just to awesome and the flavours, light peppery spice from the cedar, so intriguing and unique.. joey, you sir have started something that will/should take off like california wildfires.. . this is the highlight of all the beers i tried/picked up while in Orlando! .. . does it get better than this?
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Jeff for bringing this to the Metro Tasting. Pours cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is oranges, cedar and orange zest. Taste is much the same with a bit of spicy cedar character, grapefruit, well rounded and smooth. Pretty easy drinking stuff.
joergen (21532) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Fruity aroma of hops, spices, pine needles and grape fruits.
Fruity flavour of hops, pine needles, grape fruits and spices.
Dry hoppy finish.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MaxxDaddy. Cloudy orange pour with a wispy white head. Big, sweaty, funky hop aroma, a bit of spicy cedar. Sweet and chewy flavor, more cedar spice, and a mild sweaty funk. A nice beer but not 99th percentile good.
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy orange, small white head.
very nice fruity hoppy aroma, some spices.
flavor is woody, hoppy, bitter, flowery. faint sweet malts, ends very nicely bitterhoppy and sweet woody.
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin lazing white head. The aroma is very spicy - ginger and cardemomme, combined with notes of cedar wood and fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of cedar wood, spices - ginger and cardemomme, oranges, on a malty back ground, leading to a dry spicy finish where the cedar wood note lingers.
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Citrus, sweetness, pine, spice and fruits. Flavour is sweet, piney, citric and flowery. Quite smooth and balanced. medium to fulll bodied. dry. has s nicely balanced bitterness in the end.
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild mango, citrusy and dry cedar wooden. Smooth wooden and solid hoppy with a light mango and citrusy fruity base flavour. Dry and wooden hops flavoured. Mild wooden flavoured lingering flavoured finish.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Retorp. Clear deep golden with a lacing off-white head. Extremely spicy, citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, some citrusy fruitiness, extremely peppery end enticingly spicy - must be the cedar. Dry, hoppy and bitter finish. Very interesting. 130909