GT2 (5659) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Franklins in Hyattsville. Pours clear orange amber. Weak head. Good lacing. Nose is salty, sweaty, pine. Taste is quite aggressively nutty, pine/spruce, waxy nut skin/shell. Very bitter. Some astringency and thicker body. Long, drying out bitter aftertaste. Biting and sharp. Too astringently bitter.
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lamas (1201) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on 11/09/12. Showed up at the table a hazy copper with a thick beige head. The pungent aroma featured lots of resiny pine, grapefruits, zesty citrus rinds, and plenty of caramel in the background. Went down medium-bodied and just a tad sticky. The taste started with a fair amount of caramel. A biscuity presence followed. Grapefruits and zesty citrus rinds finished things off. There was a fair amount of alcohol warmth throughout. Great stuff. This also seemed more like an I2PA to me as well.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy dark amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, mango. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some mango/orange. Resiny medium-full body that lets the alcohol bleed through, low carbonation, some stickiness. With the stickiness and noticeable alcohol, I’d consider this more of an IIPA.