asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle from bierzwerg.de]
Hoppy apple juice aroma with some spicy melanoidins and apricot notes. Almost clear orange-amber under a lacy, thin, white sheet. Blast of hops flavour up front that is only a touch salty and eventually yields to caramel malt. For all the hops flavour, the bitterness is actually medium and allows the malt character to come through. The hops are a blend of orange, lemon peel, and bitter grapefruit. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, late bitter finish.
ChainGangGuy (4777) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, orange-hued body with a faintly beige-colored, frothy head.
Smell: Simple, bland pale maltiness paired with hoppy notes of pine, spruce, and fruity citrus.
Taste: Slightly grainy pale malts with a nominal amount of sweetness. The prominent hops provide for some light citrus and spicy spruce accents. Moderate bitterness. Hint of chewable aspirin. Dry, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. A tad oily.
Drinkability: Not altogether pleasant, so not so much, really.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly enjoyable IPA. Herbal, fresh hops and toffee malt flavors. Some metallic notes as well but doesn’t distract. Pretty solid.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice well balanced IPA. strong hop flavor and aroma, but not overly bitter, finishes really well.
stoffen (23) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is very good, but you can not call it a monster. It’s clean low on complexity, that is not bad. I’ll drink it again, anytime!!
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish amber.Thick white head with nice lacing.
Aroma is a good sweet malt fronted by a very nice floral, pine and citrus hops. Taste is crystal malt hidden by strong floral and pine bitterness. lightly sour, finish. A good beer
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->tulip: Pours a medium, rocky, white, head atop a clear amber body. Good showing of carbonation. Light aroma floral hops. Taste is medium, long on the palate, lightly sweet, and moderately bitter, finishing somewhat astringently.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355mL courtesy of TJ at the brewery. Pours a clear light amber with a small head that has okay lace. Aroma is light hops, crystal malt, and then some corny/grainy notes take over. Taste is very bitter with burnt toast losing the hop character. Finishes very bitter. Meh.
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Reminds me alot of Founders Centennial IPA. Pours reddish amber with a 1 finger head. Nose is fantastic, strong pine, taste is incredible. Malty, bitter and finishes nice and hoppy, strong pine that lasts. What an IPA - hands down best in the Mix Pack.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge piney hop nose. Pours a pale golden color with a thick white head that dissipates. Piney hops with traces of caramel malts, sticky feeling, resinous, grassy hops, definitely hop forward. Not a bad IPA a little catty but still enjoyable.