dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Beerman7777777. Pours a nice amber gold with thin white head. Aroma of citrus and slight floral hops, grass, and a strong malt backer. Flavor is smooth, but doesn’t have the defining characteristic I was hoping for besides a bready taste that seems out of place. Aftertaste is very pleasant of hops. Enjoyable and refreshing IPA, but nothing to hunt down.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at RBSG tasting, RFD, Washington DC on 14 July 2006. Orangey- ginger colour. Plenty of hops in evidence but nicely balanced. Not too extreme. Not a huge blockbuster an IPA but very enjoyable.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Do not remember where I got this or if it was shared at a tasting at Kuhnhenns. poured a nice copper with a off white head. aroma, floral, citrus, pine. some malt.not a lot going on dry hop, sour grassy
strongpieman (1570) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral and mild citrus aroma. Golden / Amber color with a light head. Medium body and bitterness. Slightly long finish.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20090706 12 oz bottle from Wine World. Orange amber with small but creamy off-white head. Light bodied, medium eff. Citrus, pithy, but overall quite mild flavor and aroma. Certainly not a hopocalypse. Nice crisp finish with citrus/floral bite. It’s fine, but doesn’t nearly live up to its own hype.
jrob21 (2795) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I admit I was swayed by the name of this one. Does not quite live up to the moniker but is still a drinkable IPA centered around some citrusy and grapefruit hops. Aroma is a little on the toasted grain side with some herbal and floral notes. Flavor is a little thin and the toasted grain comes through again. A little bit of sweetness and a bitter hop finish.
blutt59 (6129) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, orange amber with sloppy foam, aroma has some malty bread with slight citrus, flavors of sweet fruit, poundcake and crisp finish
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. good amber, golden color. aroma: floral hops. taste: at first i was expecting an explosion of floral hops and it ended up being a disappointment and not standing up to the "HOP-OCALYPSE" name. still a decent beer though
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a clear copper-orange with a good off white head. The head is lasting and laces nicely. Aroma is good. Some sweet floral hops with pine, and citrus. The carbination is good. Flavor is tasty, not as hoppy as I was hoping for but good. Nice balance of malts and ligjhtly bitter. Has an oily texture. The body is light to medium. The finish is okay and a pleasing aftertaste. Not a bad drinking beer.
pineypower (2659) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Stateline. Pours out a clear light copper color with slight citrus hops, light caramel and some biscuit malts. Taste is clean with some citrus and light floral hop notes, cereal/bready malts, and a slight touch of some sweetness. Average IPA.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear coppry amber with a small white short lived head. Aroma is mostly faint piney hops with some light grains. Taste is of floral perfumy hops upfront, slight biscuity malt, some citric hop finish, very slight hop bitterness. The taste is not bad, but I expected a lot more from such a big hop name.