BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012 Bottle thanks ericandersnavy. Pours with a small white head over a clearish golden body. Aroma is pungent hops (I get a lot of Simcoe), some other citrus hops, toffee and marijuana. Taste is pine, earthy and mango hops. Good stuff. Light bubbles, some alcohol and a bit dry on the palate. 3.9
Bottle (bottled 3/20/12). Clear golden hue with a lasting white head. Good lace and retention. Aromas are of tangerine, tropical fruit, pine and resin. Medium dank and pungent qualities. Moderately low malt presence. Floral. Low esters. Smells very much in the vain of a West Coast hoppy beer. Flavors are moderately malty, lightly nutty, hoppy. Extremely bitter, lingering to the point of astringency. Bitter balance. Light oxidative presence (odd for something this fresh). Dry malt character, plenty of alcohol. Hop flavors are of tangerine, medium citrus, grassy. Really astringent. Moderate bubbles, dry, grassy, warming. 3.6
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thyanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a murky light gold with white head. Aroma is somewhat piney. Flavor is strong, hoppy, piney, grassy, alcohol, and strong bitter. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy with medium-high carbonation. Overall, good stuff!
stoutfu (1) - USA - FEB 19, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours almost a hazy yellow with a mild head. Aroma was citrus and piney with a hint of orange. It has a nice hoppy flavor with a bitter taste and a nice finish. Reminded me of Three Floyds Dreadnaught.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pretty ugly pale yellow with decently thick head. Aroma is bursting with citrus hops and huge bitterness- definitely plenty of cascades in this. Pale malt adds just the right amount of sweetness to this, and a bit of fruitiness comes out. Flavor is ridiculously bitter and amazing. Extremely resiny and delicious.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Jason. Good citrus lights up the nose and says man this is a good beer. Copper body with white head and medium lacing. Dry bittering in the flavor but also some citrus oranges/ grapefruits. Citrus vine dry resin left on palate. Much like pliny the younger jast had over the weekend. Thanks Jason.
BelgianBeerGal (3191) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber colour with a thin white head and no real lacing. Aroma is mostly piney hops and some sweet oranges. Flavour is like biting into a grapefruit rind followed by some sweet pink grapefruit hops. Bitterness in the finish combined with a little alcohol heat might actually make your lip tingle a little. Well done.
nearbeer (3722) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Golden with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, caramel and light urea. Flavor is a nice mix of the same, with more grapefruit. Light medium body is hop-dry, tingly and crisp.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bonus bottle from JB175, thanks Jason! As vibrant and flavorful as if on tap - was worried, too, as the cap came off WAY too easy. Aroma is surprisingly mellow - only the lightest of hops and minerals. Flavor is dandycane, being bright hops, a creamy texture, and having a crisp finish. Hops are grassy with slight lemon and a minute pineapple. Very very great.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle as a single from Three Cellars (Franklin, WI). Pours a nice standard golden amber, well hazed, with moderate offwhite head that settles to a decent amount and laces well. Aromas are are heavy on nice citrusy hops: lemon and orange with a touch of mellow melon. Light maltiness, minimal grapefruit, and a touch of pine. Initial is a little lighter in body than expected: bittering citrusy orange, grapefruit, and some lemon mixed with some nice carmel malts that form a good backbone. There really is some nice mellow melon on the front end. A touch of pine, but largely a citrusy fruit bomb with some nice bitterness, but some mellow spots. Not the hoppiest, and the alcohol is well hidden, but this is a formidible brew. Cheers!
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from crazynelson. Consumed side by side with hopslam...I agree both are awesome.Golden with some haze. Citrus and pine come out in the nose. Flavor brings citrus hops, sweet melon, and a nice bittersweet finish. Excellent beer. Nicely hidden nine-four ABV. If it was local I’d drink definitely buy and enjoy more often.