Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Nice aroma, kind of "green", like grass maybe or a freashly picked leaf. Medium yellow color, nice white head. Big initial hop flavor that sticks to your tongue,( I like it).Pretty good IPA.
OldGrowth (2707) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 botte, at carolina crew get together, provided by afatty. Ok aroma, sweet, citrus, orange, a papery streak, hints of toffee. Pale golden orange color, big head and lacing. Bitter flavor, more of a grapefruit/lemon citrus. Lite creamy mouthfeel bitter sweet finish. Eh, didn’t do much to exciteme neither aroma or flavor had a strong point for me, just average ipa.
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by afatty at the Carolina Crew gathering. Thanks Glenn. Pours a glowing orange amber with a thick white head. Pretty nice fruity, piney, and grassy hop aroma. Flavor is bitter and fruity with a malty, spicy, and slightly bitter finish. Pretty good double ipa, but doesn’t stand out amongst its peers to much.
emacgee (4053) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to glenn for sharing at the Carolina Gathering. Pours a copper gold with a thick creamy white. The nose is very fresh, citrusy, very hoppy, extremely fruity and fresh, grapefruit and orange. The flavor is waxy and citrusy, grapefruit peel, ends up being a tad off. The palate is waxy and bitter. Ends up being decent but could have been better.
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful long-lasting head that you could rest a dime on. They nailed the west-coast-style, palate and flavour. Tasty, smooth and so mellow. Wow, the balance between the malt backbone and bitterness is nicely done. If you want a gigantic hop presence then this is not for you. A bit of a contradictory statement, but I actually prefer my IIPA’s with more balance and not a singular over-the-top hop "punch" to the nose.
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to David for bringing of the bomber. Poured a pale-ish medium golden with a tall, fluffy, sticky cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up soft, dusty grapefruit sweetness with pine and grassy hoppage around.. I got more malt than hops. The flavor had sweet grapefruit and grainy paler malts supporting moderate + grapefruit and pine bitterness.. finished warm, spicy, and bitter.. tasty. Creamy, heavier carbonation on the palate with a drier, almost stale feel.. juicy at the end.. I dug this by the end.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangey-amber colour. Mango, simcoe nose with yuzu and chewy malts. Strong, but with a sweet hop fruitiness. Very bright. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Very bitter finish with woody hints of alcohol and light crystal malt chewiness. Suprisingly did not leave any lace on my glass.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Coronado Brewery--Light amber/orange body indicative of San Diego IPA style. Small, wispy, swirly white head. Simcoe and Summit hops really come out in the nose. Oniony sweet. Mildly cloying up front on the tongue. Finished smooth.
JorisPPattyn (7976) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Small yellow rim; duller orange-mahogany beer. Good hoppy nose, not overpowering, resiny and citrus aroma’s, fresh-smelling. Bitter-hoppy with caramel & toasted malts. Unripe fruit and nearly tart. Slightly wry and burning MF; medium bodied. A good one, with some balance and not exaggerated.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ brewpub. Amber, not much lacing. Faint nose includes tree bark and flavors include woodsy esters and a myriad of spices too. Excellent quaffability.