BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Pours a hazy orangy golden hue topped by a small but lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of mild resiny and spicy hops, flowers, candi sugar, dusty yeast esters and mild citric vapours. The palate is greeted by pungent grapefruit and lemon zest citric notes supported by a a leafy and herbal component with I guess would be accented by the addition of the Jasmine. Get just a smack of white pepper and clove towards the metallic finish with a bitter aftertaste. The mouth feel is lively but not aggressive, a bit papery and dusty. Okay a worth a try even if it is mostly a run-of-the-mill IPA.
hopscotch (8534) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2006 Draft...Mid-GABF ’06 at Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Hazy orange ale with a mid-sized, tight, white head. Terrific retention. Reserved, citrusy, floral aroma with a whisper of biscuit. Excellent balance in flavor... evenly malty, bitter and tangy; straight across the board. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Dry finish. I didn’t pick up on any jasmine in the aroma.
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured medium amber with a slight haze.. short-lived cap of white head that receded to a dusting. Oranges, melons, and bunches of floral on the nose... some herbs and a pervasive sweetness under there. Melon, kiwi, oranges, and caramel at the core of a sweet flavor base.. mild floral and piney bitterness above, and again with the lots of sweetness. Wanted to be creamy on the palate, but the carbonation wouldn’t quite acquiesce... enjoyed the bitter and sweet floral finish. Very solid overall, and exceptionally-drinkable.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slimming dull orangey, golden brown color. Small, compact, off-white foam dawns the top. Whispy, spotty lacing is sporatically spewed about the glass.
Incredibly wonderful floral nose with a honeydew, melon sweetness,and mild, dulled lemon soaked with a crisp Jasmine herbal roundedness. Candyish sweet and floral with a tender crispness. Very nice nose!
Taste is about what you’d expect given the nose. Nice! A brilliant dance of flowers, sweet candy melon and lemon, and even dome hops. Great complexity to the palate as it feathers from a sweet floral accent to a firm standing growth of more flowery stuff with pinches of lemon peel zest and some dryish, leafy, herbal hops. The Jasmine stays long after the finish with an amazing herbal dryness coating the cheeks while just a bit of the sweet, melony, lemony stuff trys to round it off. And gets the job done just enough, as it does add some balance.
Feel is slightly shy of medium with a feathered powdery texture of herbal fluff and hops. Tends to add some action as it gets past the middle and into the finish where the dryness peaks and gets bolder and slightly fuller.
A wonderful concoction of a brew. The Jasmine is a wonderful addition. Although I wouldn’t quite label this an IPA. Still, I like it alot. Reminds me a bit of Rogue Yellow Snow and 3F Gumballhead with a more herbal grab.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 06. Light orange. Aroma is flowery, and citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops, some floral notes from the jasmine, nice amount of malt. Medium bodied, very good.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy, perfumy aroma. Light golden in color with a fluffy head. Spicy melange of flavors, some bitter c-hop flavors with some floral zing. Fairly light in body with a bitter finish. Interesting, but I am not a big fan of the adjuct beers.
CapFlu (4363) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(660ml bottle) Sampled at the post-GCBF party hosted by Oakes, "Big Beer Sampling". Nose of orange <!-- i -->FIZZ<!-- /i -->. Wild floral - pale ale with a light <!-- i -->Sweet Tarts<!-- /i -->. Bizarre... an almost <!-- i -->Bottlecaps<!-- /i --> orange flavour and a thin watermelon finish. Its like coated-candied beer? Oddly stimulating.
BuckeyeBoy (2454) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap At Elysian Fields Seattle. pours out a nice amber topped with a white head. Wow the arom of sweet floral in the air. I did like this one. Not to much of the floral a good mix with hops.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, from Liquid Solutions. Pours medium orangey amber, with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by floral notes, toasty and sweet with summer fruits and honey, along with lightly citrus hops. Flavor is very sweet and floral, jasmine is prevalent along with bitter hops of the herby and floral varities. Medium body and creamy carbonation.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle: clear gold – persistent white Styrofoam-like head…floral, honeydew aroma with hints of lemon grass, hop resin and raspberries. Creamy palate – almost fluffy texture; really nice. Strong, fresh, herbal-hop bitterness with a slightly medicinal flavour. A bit sticky and sweet through the finish, but an enjoyable beer.