Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops lending it notes of grapefruit and elderflowers, Cascade? The aroma also contains notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy, especially lending it notes of grass, and a prickling fealing on the tongue. The flavor also contains notes of caramel, leading to a bitter finish.
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours slightly hazy golden with a big white head. It has a heavily hopped aroma with some citrus notes. The flavor is of citrus and floral hops and it’s intensely hopped, a west coast IPA all the way. It’s medium bodied and has that long, bitter IPA finish.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Thick orange-tan color, clearly unfiltered. Dry citrus and seawater aroma, very nice. Lots of fruity hop flavor, with a solid malt backbone. Minimal, but lasting head. This is an excellent IPA, full of hop character, while remaining balanced and quite drinkable. Top notch,
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22oz bomber and served in a tulip. This IPA poured a glowing amber/orange with a lasting head of beige foam. Heavy lacing covered the entire glass. The flavor was made up of fresh oranges, lemon, grapefruit, and caramel. Big and floral. The flavor was mildly cirtrusy and had a lasting bitterness, but, a strong flavor of iced tea just muddled the whole thing. Very leafy and herbal. The mouthfeel was full-bodied and softly carbonated. Every aspect of this beer seemed well made, but the flavor was just not my thing.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazed dark golden color with a moderate off-white head. Caramel, citric and floral hops, toasted bread, and just a bit of light fruit. Flavors start with some bread dough and move on to grapefruit and light fruit. Quite balanced, at least much more than most IPAs today. Finish is lightly bitter and just enough malt to make one want more.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this beer and the Triple Jump back to back. At first, I didn’t realize that Eugene City was a Rogue spin-off, much like North Coast launched Acme. The parallel continues in my mind, as I found these Eugene City beers to be pretty inferior to the standard set by the beers of the Rogue family (although not lousy, as the Acme beers are compared to North Coast’s excellent beers). I was less than impressed by both the Triple Jump and the 200 Meter. To be quite honest, I theorized at one point that they could be the same beer.
Appearance was a hazy yellow-amber with a great creamy looking head. Aroma was faintly hoppy with some light citrus. Flavor was further slightly hoppy but really not very distinct or memorable. Mouthfeel was OK. I’d rather have purchased some Bell’s Two-Hearted instead.
I would weakly recommend this beer. I bought this bottle at Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.
larsniclas (5520) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottled at The Rover, Gothenburg]
Hazy golden with a small, white head.
Grassy hoppiness; hay, horse-blanket.
Soft maltiness with notes of lemonade.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Creamy head. Orange color. Run of the mill. Nothing really stands out about this beer. They need to rework this one. If the label did not say IPA I probably would not recognize it as one.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a white, full, creamy head which is mostly lasting and leaves some drippy lace. Nose is pleasant with dominant citrus notes; lots of pink grapefruit, some rustic notes, some resinous pine, light apricot, and faint notes of tropical fruit (mango?). Flavor is not the same but good; a fairly high bitterness from the rustic notes with lighter notes of pink grapefruit, pine bark, and resins with faint apricot and cookie. Palate is medium to full, nearly lively, oily, and somewhat dry; the body and the carbonation are perfect but the texture is only adequate. Finishes long, oily, bitter, and dry with grapefruit and lingering rustic notes. A nice West Coast IPA; bitter, oily, dry with lots of citrus. Not my favorite of the style due to the dryness and oiliness but certainly liked the complex citrus notes, the body, the bitterness, and the carbonation. Good but not how I like my IPA’s.
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg) On November 28, 2008. Cloudy orange color, small white head. Amercian hops scent, apricots, grape, citrus, pine, pineapple scent. Sweet first, then bitter, also apricots, taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.