yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry and spiced hoppy, mild fruity. Sweet, dry and teaish hops fruity. Mild tangerine. Smooth and fruit finish. Crisp and simple, nice.
illidurit (2113) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Woodshop 5.0. Pours a clear dark gold with a small but dense white head. Aromas of grapefruit, herbs, herb, and sourdough. Bright citrusy flavor with some sweeter hop notes. Not much malt going on here, just a pale unobtrusive backbone for the hops. Solid bitterness with a little astringency muddling the mouthfeel. Pretty good.
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured at woodshop. Lots of hops here. Pot, tropical fruit, resin and citrus. Flavor is hoppy and bitter. Hophead rejoice!!
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - FEB 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick cloudy orange pour with tan white head. Smell of citrus, hops and hops. Taste is very bitter! This will please the hop head. Strong bitter and biscuit? aftertaste. Stuff stuff!
hopscotch (8781) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler… Cloudy golden ale with a huge musky hop aroma. Medium-bodied with a raspy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Overattenuated and violently bitter. Lengthy, medium bitter, coarse and bone-dry finish. Growler courtesy of OrlGamecock!
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Josh for sharing this one. Pours a deeper hazy orange with a creamy off white head. Aroma of pine, orange, floral notes, light caramel and tangerines. Flavor of pine, light grapefruit, lemon, Cheerios, a touch of caramel and the bitterness is light.
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, grass, pine, caramel, and light toast. Taste of caramel malts, grassy hops, pine, tobacco, and lightly bitter hop finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, courtesy OrlGamecock. Bottled on 11/26/09 and consumaed about 1.5 months in. Pours a cloudy orange-amber hue with a small,
frothy, beige colored head. The foam is well retained, and leaves sticky sheets and spots of lacing behind. Grass and citrus hop aromatics boom from the glass, but are quickly subdued by a counterpoint of sweet grain, buttery toffee, and an unfortunate hint of diacetyl. Flavors too show balance, again featuring strong notes of green grass and bitter grapefruit, with sweet cereal grain and toffee in the malt bill. The diacetyl is mild, but present, and serves to detract from an otherwise fine brew. Medium bodied, with balanced carbonation, the finish dries out and shows dusty, peppery grass notes. Decent.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold pour with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is resinous and citric. Really bitter mouth-feel. HopArt more like Hopbite. Either way this is a really solid offering. Caramel, pine, and citrus. Finish is dry and resinous.
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Solan for cracking this. Pours a light hazy gold pour. Big citrus and pine hoppiness. Taste has an explosion of hop bitterness, a bit more than what I normally like. Overall, a good IPA that could use a bit more balance but tasty nonetheless.