Trev (1819) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a medium head. Aroma is strong caramel , bready and orange. Herbal woody hop.
Flavour is caramel, pithy, herbal woody.
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tmoreau (2050) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a slightly hazed amber hue, frothy, off white/light cream toned head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was a combination of resin and grapefruit, with some earthiness and a touch of fruit sweetness. Lingering sharp & dry hop bitterness was prominent over the lighter malt presence. Light to medium bodied, with decent effervescence. Not thrilled, but not disappointed.
ElGaucho (2140) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smells a bit like I recall Amarillo hops smells like. Hazy gold like the others. The richest of the three hops on its own. This beer can stand on its own whereas the other two Eerts are too one dimensional.
Tmoney99 (9962) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop and small sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy citrus bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This a solid brew.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with 1-2 fingers of off white head. Nose is citrusy and fruity with a nice malt balance. All of the single hop Crooked Trees have had a nice malt balance. Good toasted grain presence. Dry and piny hop character on the finish. Leafy green hops throughout.
nsquishee (566) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange pour with a frothy white head. Doesn’t smell very special nor does it taste very impressive. Hopping is very dry with a bitter, lasting taste on the tongue. Not very impressive Vs standard Crooked Tree. Stay tuned for the next two single-hop versions.
Star80 (32) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From IPA variety pack. Pours out a cloudy orange color with a looking head. Smells highly citric, resinous and fruity. Slight onion whiffs. Taste is grapefruit and Pine with a touch of tropical fruit and puckering bitterness on the finish. Overall a good IPA. Not my favorite of the bunch, I feel like these hops are the most confused of the mix.
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TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Milltown. Deep, cloudy layered orange floral, citrus, light caramel. Flavor is similar, earthy, some sharp bitterness, not as juicy and more bitter than the citra version. Flavor is grassy, citrus, pine, minor tropical notes, ending with a biting, slightly green bitterness.
drfabulous (3559) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from variety pack. Caramel. Floral. Hoppy. Slightly musty overall. Nice usage of hop.
umich03jm (1484) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber-orange color with a small head that quickly fades. Really grabs the glass well. Aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit, lemons, and light flowers. Taste is very solid too. Mostly tropical fruit with some light grapefruit and flowers too. Lots of caramel malt to back it up. Crisp floral finish, light sweetness, light bitterness. Somewhat oily mouthfeel. Really nice IPA.