hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of zrrbrrt. Poured a dark orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, citrus, floral and caramel. Tastes followed the same with a grapefruit finish. I liked the balance in this IPA.
egajdzis (5581) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left moderate lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus fruits, and and some caramel malts as well. Taste of more pine and caramel, with toffee, light toastiness, and grapefruit finish.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to zrrbrrt for this...
Appears a medium toned, hazy amber with a small off-white head that sLowly fades out. Streaks of lacing was left around the glass.
Smell is creamy, citrusy, with caramel, grass, and biscuits.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas highlighted with earthy, grassy, and citrusy flavors.
Mouthfeel is bitter without much of a sugary, ballsy malt balance that I was craving in this one.
Marsiblursi (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2006 (Bottle) Pours hazy amber. No head. Fresh, piny hop aroma with exotic fruits like orange, pineapple and apricot. Piney, rasiny hop flavour with good, balanced, grapefruity bitterness/afterbitterness. Medium body.
hopscotch (10085) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... GABF RB Tasting ’06... Hazy amber ale with a mid-sized, frothy khaki head. A blend of pink grapefruit, pine, black tea, caramel and biscuity malt in the nose. Bittersweet toffee, grapefruit, pine flavor. Medium-bodied and chewy with lively carbonation. Sweet, astringent and then dry finish. Thanks goes out to MIBRomeo for providing the bottle!
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (became rating #2000). Hazy, darkish amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is fruitish and flowery hops with sweet candyish hints. Liked the aroma very much. Flavour again is grassy, slight caramellish and hayish. Quite standard IPA.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy amber with a low head. Clean aroma of flowers and oranges. Clean and slightly metallic flavour of grapefruit, grass and oranges. Hop bitter aftertaste of grapefruit.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bitter flavor, pine, citrus hops, alcohol is hidden well, actually drank quite easy, will drink it again. Single bought at Hollingshead’s.
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color, small white head. Strong fruity, sweet hoppy nose. Grassy, long bitter taste. Bitter aftertaste. "Normal" balance IPA.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via Chuck. The beer pours to a nice orange copper caramel colored body with a creamy white head. Nice lacing. The aroma is nicely grapefruity, piney, and creamy caramel. The flavor is quite bitter. The palate is extremely bitter. Lingering oily resin feel. Dry. A good beer but seems more bitter than Ruination.