TheEstimator (27) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
With a name like Hop Flood, you’d never expect the color this beer shows when poured; a deep muddy amber-brown! You’d also never expect to find suspended colloidal-like yeast "asteroids" floating in space! Now the pond-scum, whipped cream head covers the secrets of this marvelous, unique brew! The nose is redolent of skunky hops; good, I like this...but butterscotch notes also ensue...the taste is a symphony of wonderment; the mouthfeel insanely perfect! Layer upon layer of multideminsional flavors ebb and flow like a great symphonic masterpiece! This is a thinking man’s brew. The hop component of this beer reminds me a lot of last years Stone black IPA...what a cool beer; digging’ this!
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hop aroma that was not too strong. A toffee and nutty malt taste with just the right amount of bitter. An intro IPA.
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the Evil Twin tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 10/4/12. Clear brown pour with a huge tan head. Malty nose with notes of toffee, licorice, tobacco and earthy hops. Malty flavor with toffee and roast before a piney hop finish.
jackl (3781) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep amber with a massive off-white head. The nose is of strawberry, malty fruit punch. A bit gritty and grassy. The taste is more strawberry syrup, brash bitter hop, lightly herbal. Bitter finish. Medium body. Pretty good!
glennmastrange (2125) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy cooked grapefruit and orange juice, light soap for the yeast with wood, date and other dark dried fruits in the background. Head is average to large, between frothy and creamy, lightl beige with fair thin lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is murky mahogany. Flavor starts moderately acidic and finishes moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, dry with a lively carbonation and has a very dry finish. This Amber Ale has an almost barley wine-like aroma, and the flavor is completely devoid of sweetness. The spooge at the bottom muddies it up and adds a bit of funkiness. If you’re an IBU fan this one is for you.
gyllenbock (3952) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Dark brown with a small head. Aroma and taste of fruit, nuts, malt and some toffee. RIP to all the bottles that didn’t make it.
Habanero (2012) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Bottled. Pours hazy amber with a large off-white head. Nose of citrus fruits and caramel. Sweet flavor of again citrus especially grape fruit and caramel.. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. End up more dry and solod bitter. Quite nice.★★★★
jkwood04 (3263) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle In a tulip. Pours ruby/brown with a fluffy, tan head. Aroma strong of citrusy hops, plus some caramel and bread like malts to balance it out. Flavor the same, with a lot of hops. Average texture. A good beer.
johnbuck100 (226) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/2 liter bottle- pours a very dense orange rust color with off white creamy head. No bottle date but says use by 2014 (long enough to sail to India from Copenhagen, I guess). This is a very earthy, yeasty IPA with a strong hop presence and a bitter finish. I would love to have one of these fresh from the tap in Denmark. I like my IPAs complex and unfiltered, and this takes it to the limit. A bit too roasty for my taste but a complex and very chewy offering. A pint of this could be a meal.
77ships (3278) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled @ Borefts 2012. Dark brown with a mocha head. Smells of sharp pine, earthly hops blended with a tad lesser sweet caramel malts. Very bitter pine resin, yeast flavours, cut slightly by some caramel malts, some earthiness as well, lightly muddled, medium bodied. Ok but bit lacking compared to other hoppy beers - expect a bit more / different with a beer called Hop Flood.