scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber, small head, small lacing. Honey malt, some hops creep through, not the aromatics I would expect from an 80 IBU beer. Dry cotton wraps around the caramel base. Little dank. Leafy earthy hops provide ample balance and carry through the sip.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet bonus brew from ditmier. Thanks! Pours clear amber with gold edges and off white head. The aroma has sweet malts mixing with spicy and earthiness. Mild aroma but nice. The taste is full on bright spicy hops to go along with lighter notes of grapefruit and sweet malts. The hops are mostly bittering and trying to bridge the gap over to the sweet malts but not really makig it.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks IBrew2or3 for sharing this one. Pours caramel yellow-brown with a white head. Nose is caramel, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor is malt, prickly pine, and some more bitterness. Light to medium bodied and so-so overall with lingering bitterness.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2009, pretty mild IPA in terms of both aroma & bitterness, seems more APA like to me. Bitterness came off being pretty tame, Balanced but not a very exciting IPA
neepsntatties (1509) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Full Sail in Hood River. Colour... cloudy, amber-orange with a thick off-white head. Nose... citrusy, hoppy and some pine. Palate... a very quick bite of hops, followed by citrus and tropical fruits, and backed up by a good layer of malt. Finish is lengthy and bitter.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured hazy golden amber, fruity, citrus, spicey, grassy hops, caramel, little honey coating.
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of peaches, hops, grass and pine needles.
Fruity flavour of grass, grape fruits and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
madsberg (11066) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Light beige dense head. Fruits, flowers light spice and citrus in the aroma. Flavour is full of citrus, flowers, light pine and caramel. Medium to full bodied. Dry. Ends on a citric heavy bitterness.
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced, distinct citrusy and peachy hoppy. Sweet, citrusy and mild spiced hoppy flavoured, mild sweetness. Dry and peachy flavoured finish. Nice an crisp.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber color; medium creamy head. It has a very nice hoppy aroma, fruity (with sweet oranges), light pine needles and sweat. The body is strong enough, it has a good caramel flavor, I would probably like more sweetness (here almost absent) the final is quite powerful, getting a bit harsh, and nutty. Starts well, ends less well.