gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured pale hazy orange, like a watery hefeweizen. Smells of my Christmas tree. Tastes mildly citrusy and has a huge bitter after taste. Not enough maltiness for my taste.
tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s tasting. The aroma is caramel, citrus. The appearance is slightly hazy yellow, white head. the flavor is citrus, caramel, fairly hop forward. The finish is resin hops. Medium/thick in body. Quite good.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Very nice citrus, malt and a bit of toast, big and bright. Supple citrus. Lots of earthy mallt and pungent citrus. Caramel and toast. Long earthy grapefruit on the finish.
malrubius (2071) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold with lasting white head and lace. Floral fruity citrus hop aroma. Nice understated apricot peachy fruity sweet with dry floral slightly minty or soapy finish. Nice effervescent carbo. Very good.
hayduke (3682) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2012 I get this impression that while the name stays the same this beer varies with every batch (called a release). My bottle was Release 8 (8,2% ABV) which would make it about a year old. As a result I think some of the big hop aroma had faded. Pours a hazy -orange-gold color with a big head with orange tinged bubbles. Nose of grassy, citrus, and pine hops with caramel malts. Body is medium and nice slick mouthfeel. Flavor is full of those same hops (citrus, pine, flowers) and the mats were very tasty. . It finishes with a dry bitterness. While this bottle may have had some age on it is was still very good.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Pourhouse in Westmont, NJ. Pours a light amber that settles to a hazy light orange with a thin khaki head. Mild citrusy hop aroma. Toasted malt a bit more forward in the flavor than expected but plenty of piney, citrusy hops as well. Caramel, orange marmalade and milk chocolate play supporting roles. Pleasingly sticky texture and a bitter, dry, hoppy finish.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours mostly clear dark yellow under a sticky, tall, long lasting white head.
Musty citrus hop aroma.
The flavor is lightly bitter that stays through to the finish.
A bit thin.
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Triangle Wine company. release # 24. which was brewed on 7/5/11 by thier website. good aroma, sweet. citrus, orange, grapefruit, apricot. bit of wet cardboard. Clean golden orange color, ok head, minor lace. Bitter sweet flavor. medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. it’s good, has a touch of age in the aroma, where I say wet cardboard. more of grapefruit in the flavor, kind of boozy too. not bad, now if I can catch a fresher bottle...
Darkover (1527) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a big, long lasting beige head. Aroma of floral hops. Taste of pine and citrus hops, medium bitterness, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Root Cellar. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small, fluffy, eggshell white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, grass, pale malts, and a little pine. Flavor of citrusy and piney hops, sweet and pale malts, straw, and grass. Pretty simple, but nice. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a balanced malty and bitter mouthfeel. Nice DIPA, and wish I had more imagination to do it justice with a more interesting rating.