smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at Maltzillas World Cup 2010 tasting. Pours dark brown with tan head. I had no idea this was an IPA when it was poured in my glass. Pine hop aroma with some maltiness and a hint of smoke. Similar flavors with a good bit of bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating 1092. On tap at Crane Alley in Urbana Illinois. Very dark brown - nearly opaque with a good sized brownish head. Nose full of alcohol and sharp hops. Taste full with less hops and more oats than the nose. Very satisfying.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of a traveling colleague. The beer is a brownish black color with a medium foamy khaki head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, smoked malt and wood. Medium body and moderately bitter with flavors of hops, pine, malt and a nice subtle smoke character. The finish is peppery hops with an earthy and smokey malt aftertaste. Good all around.
drfabulous (3381) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Dark Lord Day. My notes say: hoppy red. A really nice red ale with simcoe maybe? Lovely.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on firkin at DLD 2010. The firkin must have been heavily shaken or just tons of sediment the beer looked like chocolate milk so I just give an average appearance score. Aromas of dank hops, tons of pine, and some grapefruit. Flavors of bitter hops, pine, citrus, sweet roasted malts. Kind of mess overall but still quite flavorful. Would a chance to re-rate on tap. Glad I was able to try this.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a growler purchased at the black party. Poured an opaque black color with a white head. Aroma was citrus hops, bitter malt and a bit of menthol. Taste was big bitter hops, a little citrus, maybe a touch of chocolate, but not much, some balancing malt. This was pretty straightforward, which meant that there werent a lot of confusing flavors going on. Enjoyable for sure.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap during black party, 2010. Black with small beige head. Basic grapefruit aroma with a touch of malt. Grapefruit comes out in the flavor as well. Hints of spice and pepper seem there as well. Big grapefruit hop bitterness. Decent