BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy blonde color with a big creamy head. Aromas of pepper and citrus, with some banana as it warms. Palate is somewhat fizzy, yet a touch thick at the same time. Tastes of banana and caramel with a little hop note underneath. Banana becomes more apparant as it warms.
dagimp (799) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2011 From a 750ml into a flying fish snifter. Pours a reddish copper color with a finger or two of head and little to no lacing. Aroma is really, really nice; bubblegum with yeast and alcohol. Mouthfeel is also very good; medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Taste is of banana, clove, alcohol, yeast and above all, hops. Unfortunately, the hops are bitter instead of flavorful. There really isn’t any pine, citrus or floral taste to the hops... just a biting bitterness. That’s the only negative about this beer. If FF could fix this and turn the hops into floral hops, we’d have an amazing beer. Still worth a sip if you can find it.
Update 3-27-11: Got a 12oz bottle of this at Dallesandros steaks. The hop problem I mentioned above was fixed. Nice floral hops with some grapefruit. Overall a good solid beer although it’s more like a Belgian IPA with all those hops!
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nicely balanced...good amount of hops, citrus, and yeast...solid beer all the way around
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2009. Pours clear dark yellow with an average, fizzy white head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cereal, meal, bread), heavy hop (flowers, herbs, grass, pine, spruce), average yeast (dough, sweat) with notes of pear, pineapple, and honey. Full bodied, stick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009. Very nice beer, not unlike their Exit 11. Cloudy golden color with a medium-sized, frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, light fruits (especially banana), spices, and citrusy hops. Flavor is sweet pale malt and maybe a little wheat, yeast, banana, orange, caramel, spices, honey, and citrusy hops. Body is medium and carbonation is high, giving a lively mouthfeel. Very nice overall. Oh yeah, and about the controversy surrounding this beer’s name, let me just say that MADD can shove it.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22.. Cloudy golden with a thin white head.. Very fruit aroma.. Flavor was sweet with Belgian yeast and slightly hoppy.. Lots of carbonation.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Septemberfest. Sample from a bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Hazy yellow, thin white cover. Aroma is spicy, fruity. Taste is fruity, yeasty esters, spice.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Pours gold with a large white head. Aroma is bubblegum, dough, citrus (lime), fresh fruits and a touch of spice. Flavor is sweet fruits, honey, citrus and a light spice. Medium to full bodied, lots of carbonation.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from hopdog, thanks Steve, this was another big hit at my tasting. Rating #53. Orangish pour, kind of glowed, with a pretty good white head to it. Had that distinct belgian yeast aroma to it. Kind of hoppy, and very spicy with a little heat in the end, Jersey Joe sure loved it and so did I. ꀡ)
decaturstevo (5393) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with a fluffy off white head and lace. Light brown sugar aroma and some yeast. Clovish, light caramel, brown sugar, and caramelly malt. A tad watery and thin. Nice beer. A hint of abv warmth as well.