Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Batch 1. Pours a clear amber color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Big citrus hop aroma with a malty finish. The taste is earthy, resiny hops with some citrus notes. Medium-full bodied.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011. Somewhat hazy golden color, bubbly head. Malty, milky aroma with some alcohol. Hoppy, grassy notes. Sweet grassy flavor, milky, hoppy, some alcohol. Too sweet and too strong.
deanso (4092) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35cl Bottle at White Horse during their American beer festival.
Very little white head. Amber pour. Nice bitterness.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at White Horse. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and crisp hoppy flavoured. Bitter and crisp hoppy into a mild dry and fruity hoppy finish. Ends dry and bitter into the far finish.
Fin (6629) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The White Horse, Parsons Green, London, 05.08.11 Pours golden with a white bubbly head. There is an amazing feeling of warmth in the mouth like a slow steady chilli burn, whether this is just a combination of the hops and the alcohol I don’t know, but I rather like it. Lemon rind streaks around the mouth, touch sweet, in fact really quite sweet, but this is very good. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: draft at Fireworks. Pours a hazy deep orange with a soft off white head. The nose is slightly vegetal with pine and pineapple notes. Very tropical with lots of pineapple and mango. Lasting bitterness on the backside. Rather sweet and a little thick.
Scouser (213) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a honey colour with a little white lacing. Mild citrus aroma, someone on a previous review said dish soap, good call. Taste was lacking something for an Imperial IPA. Tasted malty rather than hoppy. Malt and again a little dish soap, with a bitter hop aftertaste. It’s not a bad beer, just not my favorite, and it feels out of style.
regspeir (196) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on-tap at Pinocchios in Media, PA. The beer pours a cloudy, hazy amber with a healthy two-finger, off-white head which dissipated to a coating. Lacing was ample and lasting. The nose is citrus, as you would expect (especially orange and grapefruit) but there were floral and pine notes as well as some pepper. The taste was sweet with honey, mango and peach predominating but with plenty of hop bitterness to balance it well. This single hop is not replete with one of those super bitter finishes. Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. There is very little hint of the 10% ABV, so beware. All-in-all, I liked this. Flying Dog has made a brew that was refreshing and I would go to it again.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s this beer poured a medium amber color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was tart perfume, vague fruity hops, floral hops and a bitter undertone. The flavor was tart and bitter with moderate floral and vague fruity hops. Long, bitter and fruity hop finish. Fairly full bodied. A bit muddled. Ok.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CAH: Aroma of hops, lemon, lime, dish-soap, and Sprite. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of citrus, lemon, lime, Centennial hops, and some crystal malt. Medium body. Slightly viscous, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, medium sweet, hop, pine, malt, citrus finish is lightly dry. 10%ABV is not noticeable at all.