nuplastikk (3831) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from cask shared by YGTBSM94. Mellowed out carbonation, no real head. Hazy honey orange-brown. Clean, smooth hop tones. Some tropical action. Very nice beer, well balanced, but still hop forward as per style. The body has diminished in the growler, but the flavor is still excellent. Well done!
GT2 (7104) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler- from cask newly filled thanks to ygtbsm94. The pour is not looking so hot losing carbonation quickly after opening- my penalty for getting to the tasting late. It is a flat, clear amber to deep gold with no head formation. Aroma is very fresh, dank hops with big tropical notes like cantaloupe and pineapple and spicy ginger. Taste is fresh, oily, fruity, hoppy, rich. Palate is thicker, warming, spicy. No cloying sweetness, syrupiness or cheesy/old hop nastiness. Really good stuff.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, filled from cask, shared by ygtsbm94. Pours lightly hazy orange/copper with a light, bubbly white head, low retention and lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, straw, cereal), heavy hops (citrus, floral, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot, pineapple, and peach. Flavor is average malt (cookie, straw, cereal), heavy hops (citrus, floral, pine), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot, pineapple, and peach. Full body, medium warmth, low carbonation and a dry and biting finish.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, one day old, courtesy of ygtbsm94, thank you sir! Hazy golden color, Profound pine aroma. Taste is bitter start to finish, lots of resin and pine tar. Good.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: On tap at Fireworks. It pours a deep gold color with a small, off-white head. The nose is lighter than expected with lots of herbal hop notes. The flavor has a good bit of sweetness with lots of herbals. It’s medium bodied with higher carbonation leading to a sweet then dry finish. Rather tasty.
scottw86 (1039) - Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear honey color with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus and pine needless. Taste is very hoppy and well balanced. Some resin notes as well. Nothing too intresting, but very well done.
arone12 (895) - Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange in color. Thin head. Very sweet with some bitter pine resin flavors. Aroma is pof pine needles. Piney and delicious.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice double IPA that poured very thick and laced the glass well on every sip. The color was a deep copper and the aroma was of acidity and hops. The taste was sweet and a good blend of hop flavors.
GMCC2181 (1480) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stateline during the HopHead Tasting... Pours a glowing orange.. decent head. Good aroma of piney notes and fruity citrus. Taste is great... Piney, grassy, fruity but well balanced. Not a trace of the high alcohol content. Easy to drink, smooth. Good DIPA, that I wish they bottled.
eaglefan538 (2803) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by sloth, poured a full orangey amber color with a white-ish colored head, a large one at that. The aroma was piney resinous hops with some citrus too. The flavor followed, citrus the feature with orangey notes, some pine resin, and a caramel-like sweetness underneath. Lively hop zing, decent stuff. The mouthfeel was moderate to full for the style and far from syrupy or sticky - a nice job by EVB.