markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the CCB Tasting Room Reopening. Pours IPA yellow-orange with a sparse, white head. Nose is caramel, malt, some citrus, and a significant peach presence. Flavor is similar with a balanced, yet sweet and fruit peach presence that augments some of the citrus character in the IPA. Finishes with lingering sweet, canned peaches. Lots of sweetness.
Ibrew2or3 (7230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CCB pouring crystal clear copper with gold edges and off white head. The aroma has a pleasing assertive sweet peach note that blends into chewy citrus very nicely. I then get the sense of pine and grassiness with sweet maltiness taking a supporting role in the background. The taste is kind of punchy with sweet ripe peach followed by chewy rich citrus hop flavor supported by a clean spicy hoppiness. By midway the hop bitterness murmurs to the surface providing a sense of pine and grassiness. Yes, I like this treatment.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at grand opening of tasting room at CCB. Poured a clear, golden, orange color with an average sized white head. Nose is cirus, pine, grass, peach which comes through more as tropical fruit, and light spice. Medium body with ample carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is basically Jai Alai base with muted notes of peachy, tropical fruit. Actually very similar to their Mango IPA. Finishes with a good amount of fresh hop bitterness.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CCB. Pours a generally clear dark orange amber with a thin white foamy head. Aroma is sweet and floral with strong notes of peach, ripe fresh fruit, apricots and lighter notes of pine, citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, some faint spice. Flavor is also sweet and floral with strong peach notes and floral hops, pine, apricots, citrus, grapefruit, some faint spice. Smooth mouthfeel with a less bitter hoppy finish.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange. Nose is heavy citrus, caramel, pine and hints of peach or apricot as it warms. Flavor is citrus, sticky pine, sweet caramel, sweet fruit esters, subtle peach and apricot, orange peel. Pretty nice, easy to drink. I wish that the peach was there more.