thegreenrooster (4030) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a dark copper with a small white head. Aroma is a very nice piney hop with a caramel base malt. Flavor is a way sweet malt with a decent but not overpowering hop profile. Finish is again a very sweet malt on the tounge. I did get this outta the bargan bin but the hops were still showing up, it’s just a little too sweet to move this into a higher rating.
sonnycheeba (5140) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is floral and grassy hops, citrus fruit, caramel and cereal malt, and light earthy notes. Flavor is heavy hops with light sweet malt and citrus esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6835) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 3/2012 3R6P tasting. My first beer from this brewery and I have to say that I was not impressed. +++ Sampled from a 16 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized creamy off white head. The aroma was sugar, fruity and tangy hops, dish soap, chalk, Pez candies and bubblegum. The flavor was tangy and sweetish Sweettart candies, Pez candies and chalk. The finish was long, dry tart and chalky. Medium body. Disappointing and in no way resembles a double IPA.
amocat (1) - - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was sweet with slight floral/citrus/resin aroma (Simcoe hops?). Color was unexpectedly dark and murky. Only slightly bitter, the hop flavor and aroma is what carries this beer. Not to say that it is balanced - it is not. It is flat on the pallet and way too sweet. I would like to compare what came out of my bottle - a world away from Sweden - with something fresh off the tap - in Sweden. Still, a decent example of a Simcoe (or Simcoe-like) IPA.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: deep worn copper hues under an off-white head which quickly fades into a thin layer bordered by a bubbly collar. Swirls with patchy lace and a thick blanket.
Nose: citrus zest – zow! Massive key lime, lemon, Lemoncello, mandarin, grapefruit. Burnt caramel apples in the middle, sticky. Freshly mown green grass. Raw green vegetables. Rustic, baled straw, wet oak planks.
Palate: sweet raw vegetation – green grass, aloe, and cactus. Lemon, key lime, and mandarin oils and peel. Big middle with raw red apple skins and candied apple skins. Rustic underbelly of fresh oak planks, straw husks. Sticky resiny hop oils. Yellow grapefruit.
Final Thoughts: delicious! Wasn’t sure what to expect but I should know better now to expect fantastic beers from pretty much any of the small artisanal breweries in Sweden. Fantastic!
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
With a clean bronze body, this certainly looked dark for a double IPA. The aroma was mainly sweet and a tad earthy; lots of leaves and citrus notes. The taste had a touch of hops but quickly settled into rich malts with a sense of alcohol. Pretty good but not balanced well at all.
r464 (2292) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep coppery brown color with a thin tannish head. A little tart with a nice hoppiness that is neither too bitter nor floral. Smooth finish. Alcohol content is well masked.
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Det här var en väldigt humlig och god öl. Ölen är välbalanserad och smaken präglas främst av citrus och blommighet. Slutsats: väldigt besk.
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Translucent dark copper with a thin beige head. Soft full body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: caramel malt, candied piney citrus hops, alcohol, and a bit of minerality.
Taste: piney citrus hops, caramel sweet malt.
Great flavor and balance. Very american west coast character.
Lorenasa (159) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a small head. Hoppy aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet fruit with bitter finish a very good double IPA.