Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank in Suttree’s basement, wait Suttree doesn’t have a basement! Oh the beer just smells like a basement, nevermind. Also some citrus and band aid aromas, pheee ewwww! The flavor contains citrus but its more sour than bitter. This beer tastes old but I know it really isn’t. The place I bought this is a beer geek type place with high turnover of bottles. Overall how can the same people make Hopulent that make this?
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy sweet flavor with a quick finish.
matthewjk (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite respectable 22oz bomber - One of the smoothest ipa’s I have tried in a great while. Citrus dominates, but not distracting. well rounded. I could be persuaded to drink this more often.
kennydiaz (355) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark golden color with a thin head. Has nice earthy hop taste. Not much going on overall.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour is a cloudy dark orange color with little to no head showing. Nose is very potent and can be smalled from a distance. It is of extremely citrus like hops. Taste is very sweet, much like a fruit, not that bitter or anything to bite-ish.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this back to back with Epic’s Hopulent IPA, and I’m afraid this may have suffered some in the comparison. Maybe should’ve had this first. Or maybe it just isn’t hat good, I don’t know. This was kind of watery, and had more of a grassy, floral hop presence.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at a tasting at Suttree’s. Pours hazy yellow with whitish head. The aroma is kinda weird hops and some unfreshness and pine. Flavor is green and botanical with some pine resin and an odd flat note. Meh.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, some grains, and floral. Tastes of citrus, floral, grains, and some caramel.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with a beige head. Aroma of grainy malts and slight citrus hops. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, ok.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours initially very slightly hazy, but gets quite cloudy towards the end (despite a careful pour). The color is golden amber. A moderate head of smooth, eggshell tinted foam leaves some banded swaths of lacing behind. Aromas of orange rind, pepppery grass, and drying honeyhit up front, providing plenty of hop oomph and a bit of balancing malt. Dry white bread and fresh cereal also come to mind. Unfortunately, there is a slightly off yeasty twang in there somewhere as well. Flavors largely follow suit, very citrusy, pithy, and bitter, with a dry and toasty malt base and a subtle kiss of honey sweetness. The palate is mostly dry, with moderate carbonation and a tacky, gripping finish that holds the bitter pith in place for a long while. Overall, it’s a pretty decent brew, but that slightly off yeast twang is a little unsettling.