hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… Hazy, deep mahogany ale with a small, off-white head. The fragrance is earthy, funky and bursting-at-the-seams with pine sap, light sorghum molasses and toasted malt. Rye is detectable and spicy, but not overwhelming. Full-bodied and fatty with relaxed carbonation. Leans sweet – the malts outshine the cluster hops. As with the aroma, rye is present, but is nearly an afterthought. Hearty, bittersweet finish with a splash of crusted port.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Buddha for the grand opening. I’ve never been that into rye IPA’s or any beer with a rye presence for that matter, but this one was quite good. It held a lot of earthy tones, pine and such, but also a good amount a sweet malty flavors to go along with it. A very enjoyable beer.
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Buddha grand opening. This was an odd one for me. I kinda liked the aroma of this, But I dig cluster hops so thats no suprise. Some tangerine and pine notes and a light grassiness as well as a strong caramel note. Flavor is pretty malty. There is definite hop flavor but the bitterness isn’t what I expected, its a little on the sweet side. This one could have used some heavier hopping but what is there I like.