DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Fruity hop aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and fruity with a pine flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.
Hair6a11 (1435) - Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: Pours a dark golden with a modest white head that dissipates quickly. Smells like floral hops as you’d expect.Tastes slightly bitter, lightly carbonated. Flavor is floral hops, light caramel malt, a little bitter on the finish. Damn fine
Wombata (567) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Floral, cut grass, citrus/grapefruit rind.
Flavor: Starts with Malty orange and bitter grapefruit rind and finishes with the same plus some grassy hop flavors.
Comments: Good balance of med-full bodied malt and bitter hops in the flavors. The initially smooth mouth feel holds through the mid-palate and then it finishes dry. Nearly an Imperial IPA but more restrained and the better for it. 38-39 score range. Perhaps the flavor is an 8.
jwager (15) - Cary, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is delicious. It has a great initial taste and the aftertaste is also very good. I have tried other beers from this brewery and they seem to have really high quality!
sm89walt (1837) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with a mild haze and effervescence. A big & bubbly beige head sits atop that takes a while to reduce and never fully dissipates, the remnants leaving a scattered lacing. Lots of those juicy centennials - grapefruit, pine and tangerine all over. The grapefruit and pine come through well on the palate with a peachy/strawberry sweetness. A nice malty nuttiness underpins all the hops. Moderately crisp, medium body & carbonation and a balanced, playful, rounded finish - not too much of any one quality
Countbeer (5587) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light beige slow disappearing head.
Smell lots of citrus, light hints of hops, spices, malts and fruits.
Color is clear orange amber.
Taste is very light but still full of taste. Hoppy citrus, long fruity taste changes slightly into more bitter and still pretty fruity aftertaste,
Very well balanced and bit dry towards the end.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has an aroma of fresh biscuit with sweet cotton candy hops. Appearance is average but the head dissipates very fast. Think mouthfeel with lots of hops in the mouth. Taste is ok but nothing special. Nice hop bitterness but the taste is too sweet for my taste.
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours dark golden, aroma is grassy hops, taste is pine nicely balanced with malt, ok bitterness, solid overall ipa.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle- copper color with minimal head. Fresh floral aroma with some citrus hints. Taste is a good blend of bitter and sweet, typical of a quality IPA. Palate is rough and very satisfying. Crisp aftertaste. Nothing too out of the ordinary but overall a well done IPA.
MattShizzle (572) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Orange color - somewhat clear. Fairly hoppy aroma. Really good - very hoppy. Can also taste the maltiness and caramel malt.