Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy dark amber colour with a chaotic foam left; very fresh hoppy aroma, grapefruit, oranges and citrus; juicy palate and medium malt backbone; a fair but not aggressive bitterness; aftertaste of crystal malts and grapefruity hops - beautiful
StefanSD (1920) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of Honkeybra. This is a burgundy wax brewers whim bottle. Thanks Andrew. pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a medium foamy off-white head that has great retention and some lacing. The aroma’s are soft with toffee, breads, and some earthy yeast. The flavor is hops forward with bitter walnuts in the forefront, and rye breads, toffee, and caramel filling in the sides and back. The palate is a silky smooth, the carbonation is prickly. Finishes long and biter with lingering biter walnuts and some pine. Overall: Once again this brewery exceeds my mile high expectations, a beer to remember.
Embrouille (2774) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Laurent Mousson. Very dark to my surprise. Impressive hop presence in the nose. Crystal malt reminiscence. Very good!
HonkeyBra (2848) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep read pour with off white head. Aroma is somewhat spicy and has some licorice notes. Kind of a sweet, cough medicine/menthol note also. Flavor is sweet, earthy, with nice hop present and definite toasty maltiness. Licorice, brown sugar, and very earthy. I get some caramel and some grapefruit too. The more I drink it, the more I can pick out in the flavor profile. It’s very complex. Herbal in a different way than I would expect for an IPA. Medium mothfeel with a slick mouthfeel. Soft carbonation, finishes herbal and bitter. Reminds me of a beer some witchdoctor in a foreign country would give you to cure your back pain.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via Miketd. Pours an amber brown body with a yellow off white head. Aromatics are citrus, pine, dusty hop tones, dank malt tones, and a mild grapefruit dryness. A viney mineral herbal body, light earth and soft hop resins. Roast y caramel malt bill, hints of tea and a light roast y hop character. Nice.
mcmd (284) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red amber with off white medium head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, nuts, rye maybe and subtle hops. Taste is a toasty caramel, sweet malt, nuts again with a backbone of bittering hops in the finish. Probably a different beer when first released, but a nice English style IPA nonetheless,
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mug club draft on tap at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a nice dark hazy amber, muted, but dark, with a huge tannish head that laces very well. Aromas are a nice melange of grapefruit and lemon, citrusy with some nice malty sweetness poking through, the jaggery taking an edge off and giving the palm sugar/brown sugar feel. Florals, grass, the maltiness is nice, different, not overly hopped. Initial is medium bodied with a good bitterness, earthy hops, florals, some nice spiciness. Grapefruit, lemon, florals, grass, a touch of orange on the sweeter edge as the beer provides good bitterness and underlying sweetness of palm sugar, caramel malts, toffee. The beer is pleasant, a good firm bitterness, proper malt balance, a touch of soap and faint pine slip in. Nice, a solid IPA without the extremity.
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear brown with a frothy beige head. Nose is orange and strawberry with a touch of grapefruit. Medium light with a buzz. Starts with toffee and apple. Citrus peel leads to crunching pine bitterness.
LilBeerDoctor (3204) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum. Pours a dark orange brown with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt. Flavor of citrus and sweet fruits (also some sweet candy-like notes in there) with sweet malt. Not my favorite Flossmoor Station IPA (a little on the sweet side, less hoppy) but still an enjoyable beer.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. burgundy wax bomber. Pours a mostly clear burgundy (heh) with a large off-white head that lingers. Aroma is earthy and spicy, with lesser notes of citrus peel and candied sugar. Flavor is more mild, but still delivers a nice blend of earthy and spicy hops, citrus and a touch of brown sugar sweetness. Very easy drinking and tasty stuff.