Slipstream (2073) - USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good night is one in which I get to try 2 new releases from Founders. The mysterious label seems to have a story behind it. Dark gold pour with a crackling head. The humid aroma carries hints of cheese and lemons. Dissenter’s flavor is very interesting and hard to pin down. There is a little Belgian golden or tripel taste, plus strong lager and pale ale notes. There is a fair amount of honey taste, and the hops are robust but not too intense. Another rock solid release from Founders.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, Vintage 2014, new exclusive American brew, thx alot to Hans for sharing!, complex bitter brew, malty/fruity/bitter and slightly woody/floral, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew
tmoreau (2559) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle, poured to snifters showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a modest layer of bubbly, soft white head foam, and some dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was extremely dank & citrusy, with some grassiness & greenery. The taste started with a touch of malt sweetness, then exposed a quite lingering, earthy & rind-like bitterness. Medium+ bodied, with decent carbonation, nice alcohol warmth, and agreeably crisp & clean finish. Any tropical notes seemed to escape me.
GJF (1271) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from New Pi. Very fresh hop aroma. Pale yellow pour, dense white head. Smooth body, lots of tropical fruit hop flavors. Dry finish. It’s very good--I’m not sure it’s worth the price, but tasty.
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a wispy, white head. The olfactory highlights include citrus rinds, pine resin and tea biscuits. Full-bodied with a fatty mouthfeel and adequate carbonation. The flavor provides tons of rindy, tannic bitterness. Lengthy, bitter, grassy finish. Bottle shared by growler!
Beardaxe (263) - - DEC 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Very nice hoppy aromas and flavor. Lots of grapefruit and some pine. Really, this drinks like an IPA, with only the lack of body and clean finish really announcing itself as a lager.
tomer (1787) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, smallish bubby head, a touch hazy very light orange color, aroma of orange marmalade, wood and some pine in the back, flavor of orange marmalade and some honey and tea, a bit too sweet, medium to strong bitterness, feels unbalanced. Nice but a little too old.
mikem409 (1594) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours clear light orange with fluffy head. Aroma of soapy hop and malt. taste is crisp and sweet grassy hop.
Gachupines (950) - USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden, amber body with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with a bit of grapefruit with notes of bread. Flavor is citrus hops, primarily grapefruit. Surprisingly big malt body with a smooth finish. Finishes light and clean.
Voodoo (347) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly murky golden with a white head which laces.......aroma is pine, citrus, mango.....taste is everything up front, never seems to travel on the palette, different......pine, citrus fruits, melon, slight bitterness and smooth mouthfeel. Nicely done.