Suttree (5543) - 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 Epicís Hopulent IPA, and Iím afraid this may have suffered some in the comparison. Maybe shouldíve had this first. Or maybe it just isnít hat good, I donít 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 Suttreeís. 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 (9829) - 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 (1528) - 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, itís a pretty decent brew, but that slightly off yeast twang is a little unsettling.
MrBunn (2572) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 Bomber. Body is a golden orange with little head (although I poured and wandered away for a few minutes). The nose has a lot of graininess... kind of a grain silo smell... with a little bit of oranges, skunky hops, and a faint chamomile herbal edge. Flavor is better than the aroma, but still has a fairly heavy handed grain assertiveness. It sits heavy with grainy malts for a second, then fades to oranges and then eventually grass.
bluejacket74 (1551) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark gold color with about an inch frothy off-white head. The head stays around a long time, and thereís also a good amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The brew smells mostly like pine and citrusy hops (grapefruit, lemon peel), along with some caramel and bready malt. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but I think the hoppy and malty flavors are well balanced overall. Thereís also a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit slick and is well carbonated. Itís also smooth and easy to drink, I think itís a solid brew. This IPA isnít going to blow you away with hops, but I liked it. Not bad for $4.99 a bomber.
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Gription79. This pours a rusty gold color with a thick off-white head. A thin layer mostly sticks around on top yielding tiny spots of lacing. Fairly malty in the aroma; bread and some caramel, that mix with fruity hops. Very quaffable; flavor is rather toasty, with doughy bread flavor, caramel, and grain. A little heavy on the malt side for me but itís moderately hopped as well with resin and some light lemon. The finish is fairly dry with crisp bitterness. This isnít nearly as good as the Hopulent IPA from Epic I had the other day but itís still solid enough.
mansquito (4105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods Market, DC 650ml ($5): Pours a goldenish color with a not so substantial head. Grapefruit and piny hops, with a small malt backbone. Taste is the rez, a little bit of gumminess. Moderate amount of hoppiness. Slightly sweet in the back. Aftertaste continues through the end. Some flowers and stuff like that. Pretty good, and not quite like other IPAs, so that is a good thing.
Lowe1983 (1389) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with white head. Aroma is pretty strong from the caramel malts, with a hint of the citrus hops. Flavor is of citrus and floral hops with some caramel malts. Watered down and no lingering flavor.