maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Big citrus and resiny hop aroma. Big hop flavor with citrus and resiny character. Full body with moderate carbonation.
Capa (1970) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper with a mamouth, lasting head. Great aroma of malts and hops. Floral, citrus, light pine, alongside biscuit malts, some toasted grain, and caramel. Flavor follows that path and has a great, but not overly bitter, bite. Nice carbonation along the way. A really nice IPA.
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours clear copper with a medium, creamy off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is malt (hay, straw, meal) and heavy hops (floral, citrus, pine) with fragrant fruity esters (pear/apple). Flavor is moderate malt with an edge to the hops, with fairly high bitterness. Light fruity esters mingle throughout. Medium bodied, dry palate, moderate carbonation.
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the brewvival festival. Pours a hazy orange. A little tart, hoppy floral, and woody.Meh. Overrated.
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from tap at the Treasure Coast Beer Fest 9/11/10 Ft Pierce, FL. Excellent!
Dfonorow (1362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden yellow with a slight orange tint and a large frothy white head. This beer looks superb, with decent lacing and slight carbonation during the tasting. The aroma is what I expected for an IPA with hints of flowers, hops, light malts, and slight sweet backbone. The taste is very smooth, dangerously smooth, and very good representation of the style.
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 2nd bottle. Thin offwhite head with fair retention and spotty lace. Clear copper color. Nose is Light malts and hops, some teabag notes, caramel. Body is lightly medium, lightly oily, juicey. Dry malt flavors, caramel, light hoppiness, citrus, faint pine and earthyness, ice tea notes, distracting. Dry, malty finish. CCB has not impressed me yet. Thanks to Bierbauch for the bottles.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Acquired in a trade with drowland - thanks!
Gorgeous orange-amber pour with some very nice foamy white head. Minimal lacing, but the color and opacity of the beer are really stunning.
Aroma is a bit underwhelming after the lovely look of the pour - mostly just picking up the hop scents. Flavor is excellent though - floral, citrus, and bitter hop notes all come together very very well.
Carbonation and mouthfeel seem just about perfect. I could drink this all day - if only it was easier to acquire!
Looking forward to my next bottle already...
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Brewery: Orange color with a light head and average lacing. The nose is bright with grapefruit and juniper with some cascade and cenntennial hop notes. Malty with a sharp acidity and quickly impacting hop bitterness. Full and bold IPA with nice hop notes but a little brash bitterness.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Total Wine ($2.00). Fare amount of sediment on the bottom. Careful pour yields clear results, slightly amber. Nose is sweet with slight sticky malts and pine, cedar, and citrus bearing hops. well bodied palate. Smooth bitters, leaning away from grapefruit and more into sticky pine, mountain floral bouquets, and refreshing filtered water. On the end is a fare amount of orange, some lemon, but well balanced in that it doesn’t feel too much like a summer ale. really good this one.