daknole (9615) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Aroma has citrus and pine hops to go with some caramel malt. Flavor is hoppy, but not overly bitter. Offset by a good hit of caramel and honey. Not bad, not amazing.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A punchy crisp and sharp IPA with focus on pine-tree and grapefruits. Kick-ass session beer.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh the same day I received it from nbutler11, thanks a lot Nick
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a long-lasting small off-white head
In long: Mega hoppy nose with pine-tree, grapefruits and some floral notes. Taste is kick-ass. This is not a round and rich caramelized well balanced IPA. This is a rather dry, crisp and very sharp IPA. Some honey and a tiny bit of caramel, a lot of grapefruits, pine tree cones, coniferous tree bark, dry orange peels, tangerines, some citrus fruits. Sharp bitterness of medium-high intensity. After-taste is rather dry with pine-cone tree. What a pleasant surprise this beer was. I knew nothing about this underrated session IPA. Drinking this was almost a religious experience. Religion gives hope not only to the one who have money. Four Peaks gives hop knot only to the one who have money.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, manure, and peach. Flavor of hops (citrus, pine, earth) and caramel malt.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub
Deep blond color; creamy head. Very nice aroma, citrusy hops. Smooth body, moderate malt and toffee flavor, getting drier at the end; strong bitterness, resiny and citrusy. Good.
DuffMan (7139) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at The Big Pour in Scottsdale. Wonderful fresh citrus, necterine, and resin aromas and flavours, lots of aromatics here with the expected bitter finish. Very tasty IPA. A nice surprise!
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, some floral hints. Tastes of citrus, some floral hints, some peppery splashes, some metallic hints. Enjoyable.
TRMV (6) - USA - SEP 14, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this beer in both Draught and Bottle forms. The color is a nice golden hue, and the aroma is a bit citrusy with an almost burlap bag aroma as if that bag was filled with hops.
The flavor is crisp and clean with a nice hop bite that also brings that burlap to the party, very nicely balanced with a slightly sweeet maltiness. The mouthfeel is creamy but light in body. A very good beer to be sure.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Received this one as an extra, I wish I took better notes so that I could thank whoever it was, but you’re out there and Cheers to trading anyway!
Pours a very nice golden hue with a nice bubbly head that dissipates into a reasonably thick crown. Carbonation is very active in my Samuel Adams sensory glass.
Smell is actually very close to DIPA territory, pretty potent stuff. Hop sweetness is prevalent, mostly of the citrus and pine resin variety.
Taste, while more potent than most IPAs is still weak for my DIPA battered palate, but what is there is quite tasty and even refreshing for IPA standards. For specifics, see the smell, but this is sweeter and more drinkable than a lot of other IPAs that I find too puckeringly bitter.
Mouth is thin to medium in body and reasonably heavy on the carbonation. Works well here.
A very drinkable IPA and I’m pretty sad that I will probably not have the opportunity to try this one again, but glad I had this one chance. Very good stuff.
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap and cask at Tempe. Pours a clear golden orange color with a smallish white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and caramel malt. Flavor is citrus, mango, light pine, caramel malty sweetness balances this one out very nice. I enjoyed the cask a bit more then the tap version.
Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Bianco in Phoenix. The pour was very clear with a foamy 1.5 finger head, and moderate lacing.
The nose was very nice, with some apple and pear tones to the hops.
Solid hoppy flavor, with a moderate, well balanced malt backbone to keep it level. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and very quaffable.
All around another great beer in the Four Peaks collection!