Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from buy rite in JC. Still mostly fresh - picked out of the fridge just yesterday from the store. Pours a hazed medium golden yellow with a nice wispy bright white head- mostly lasting with solid sticky lace. Aroma is pretty intense with resinous juicy sticky sappy hops- grapefruit, lots of resin, pine, citrus, Ha- I guessed Citra and Chinook resins without looking at the bottle or description! Reminds me of taking my fresh chinook cones off the vines, and crushing them in my fingers then smelling- the resinous pine oils are exactly like the aroma of this beer! Flavor is a very light crackery malt and I like the dryness of the malt and body due to the rice, gets lemon zest, light grass, some slight mineral and toast on the mid palate, more citrus zest, oils, pine sap, and a good bitterness in the end. I really liked this one, but I wish I had it when it first came out. Still awesome. We needed a solid west coast IPA in NJ!
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent citrus-pine aroma. Glows a golden color with a soft white head; smooth, thick appearence. Flovor is citrus-piney with a great hoppy finish. Smooth yet light with an excellent body. Perhaps I have been starved for hops here in Belgium, but this is an incredible IPA to me.
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near clear yellow pour with bright white head. Nice grapefruit citrusy hop nose. Sweet citrus hops flavor is mildly bitter but very delicious. Awesome.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is floral, a bit pine/citrus hoppy, caught a whiff of patchouli oil that wouldn’t go away and kind of killed the smell for me. Flavor was a bit more floral than hoppy but there were some citrus notes. Something almost jasmine? Crisp and clean on the finish. Not heavy on the sweet or the hops. Interesting beer.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL Bottle at Stuff Yer Face - New Brunswick, NJ. Pours in a hazy dingy mid-golden orange with a nice fluffy whitish head. Aroma is strongly of rich tropical fruits, tense pine and grasses, and a bit of rice hull. Flavors have a great stretch of hop juice and the resulting bitterness. I love the dryness that the wild rice enforces, not that it lends much if any flavor, but often beers of this style are much too sweet for me, regardless of how much bitterness is put into to counteract it. This beer, with dryness given through rice, comes across as airy, aloof, fluffy and drinkable. Really a nice show of finesse.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very floral hops on the nose, with spicy notes and hints of olives. Pours pale gold with a thick white head. Very floral with an earthy bitterness and pine notes in the finish. Solid!
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of an TheEpeeist trade. Thanks as always, Chris. Pours a lively golden hazed hue, glowing, some straw, lighter and bright with a decent eggshell white head, thicker bubbles stays at a decent layer, laces ok. Aromas are citrusy grapefruit and lemon, a light spiciness with bread and pale malts, a touch of rice, biscuits, florals and a touch of nice bitter resinous pine. Overall, nice aromas.. Would have liked it as a bit more juicy fruitiness. Initial is medium bodied, pine and florals match with grapefruit, decent juiciness, light Citra hop and lemon, with a touch of gumball feel. Pale malts, rice, bread beneath with a decent body, lighter for sure for a DIPA, but florals and a touch of metallic bitterness, pine on the finish, pretty dry with that sweeter gumball like feel on the palate. Not bad at all, a touch of melon. A bit of that "straight bitterness" feel I sometimes preach against, but the flavors are there. A pretty good DIPA
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dank hoppy nose, lots of citrus. Taste is light to moderate sweetness, pale doughy malts and honey, lots of citrus, decent clean bitterness. Really nice actually.
Dorwart (2431) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head of very fine bubbles. Recedes quickly but with good carbonation. Lots of fruity aromas with some orange, lemon, pine and some herbal notes. Also a bit of cat urine. Color is a clear golden orange. Flavor is more fruit and a hint of tartness. Some sweet tarts, pine sap, sawdust, dry flowers. Grainy and dry palate with a noticable alcohol presence. Finishes dry and pasty. An interesting brew.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy apple juice yellow, small white head, very little lacing. Nose of sweet malts and north American hops. Moderate mouthfeel, I suspect that the rice contributes a significant loss of head, but sweet, sake-like grass and fruit notes. American hops predominate. Long, long, bitter finish. Like, half hour bitter finish.