JoePeesie (857) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first experience with Firestone Walker. this IIPA has a nice balance of malts and hops. The overpowering features at the nose and mouth are grapefruit,orange, and a touch of spice. A very drinkable IIPA. The only problem is I find the bottom of the bomber all to fast!
MaBeer1972 (1285) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rose Alley in New Bedford. Served in a chalice. Comes in big and meaty. Lots of grapefruit and spruce. Hits hard like a heavyweight. Very drinkable though. Nice way to start the day.
Phillies08Champs (686) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden honey color with slight head. Nose is full of piney and cannabis. First sip is malty and nicely boozy. Finish is solid with resin hops that linger. Great beer.
drjay44 (2614) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. bottle. Shared with Gabe. Pours a medium, short lived, white head, with some lacing, over a clear dark gold (SRM 6) body.....nose is citrus, pine, toffee/caramel....taste ispine, citrus to start, then heavy sweet malts with toffee/caramel dominating, finishing with pine grapefruit, touch of pineapple bitterness....mouth feel thick, slightly stlcky, slightly astringent, carbonation low. While this is a very nice beer, it is not great. The malt back bone is dominated by simple sweetness.too much. There is minimal layering of malt complexity. The hops are done with finesse, but the malty sweetness dominates. I think the hop back bone is in decline and the beer is getting old. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2014 Another well done beer by one of my favorite brewers. Not sure who brought this one to the September 3R6P gathering. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel-amber color with a medium sized white head that faded fairly quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweet pine, grapefruit, caramel and pineapple. The flavor was sweet and tangy pine, resin, grapefruit and lemon with notes of caramel, nut and bread underneath. The finish was long tangy caramel, pine and resin. Fairly full bodied. Well done.
csaso (1347) - Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - avg foamy head, beautiful medium amber/orange color, strong hoppy, citrus, grapefruit aroma and flavor - awesome beer!
Bgarnreiter (53) - Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours yellow with a small white head, has some staying power. smells of pines and flowers, classic ipa. citrus scent. tastes like pine with a nice wet hoppy feel. very flowery and pine needles, just tasty. great mouth feel. Would recommend for sure.
callmemickey (2689) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 On tap in 2009 (the more recent offerings of this are MUCH better)
A: Light, bright golden-amber. Moderate frothy white cap. Decent retention and lacing.
S: Pine and grapefruit. Light malt underside. Not powerful enough to draw me in.
T: A bit more pack in its punch than the nose, however, not the firepower I was expecting from a dIPA. Mostly grapefruit with a light toasted malt base.
M: Light-medium body. Thin at various points. Somewhat rounded finish.
O: Decent, but when I want a dIPA I want something that actually registers on the bitterness scale that my tongue measures. In fact I think the regular FW union jack has more hop in its step.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh boy. i am pretty excited about this little guy. Nice orange color with an off white foamy head. Oh my goodness this beer smells delicious. It is like a forest of pine trees with many pine needles scattered on the ground and pine resin stuck on your body. Hehe. Taste is like a flowering pine tree! Orange peels with dandelions and pine needles again! I recommend this beer highly!
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized offwhite head with good retention and a nice lacing. Bright, copper, amber colored brew. Nose is nice. Juicey with grapefruit and some funky malt notes. Body is med/full, little oily, little resiny with a soft carbonation. Citrus and grassy hop flavors with a mildly sweet malty backing. Hints of grapes and earth, light honey notes, malts are a bit sweet,, for me. Gentle bitternes in the finish, fruity, citrusy and lasting. Underwhelmed. Bomber from statelineliquors.