Ernest (6908) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, kumquat, apricot), with a note of spoiled orange juice.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
A pretty generic rendition...not much going on in the nose, and it seems to have a mild infection too. Looks nice though.
jbuskirk (935) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop Gun will make you want to turn on some synth music, engage in homoerotic volleyball matches, and blast nameless MiG’s out of the sky. Okay, maybe not. However, if you like your IPA’s with lots of citrusy notes you’ll probably react in your own enthusiastic way. The malt backbone - bread and caramel flavors - keeps the hops from becoming overly bitter but allows the grapefruit, pineapple, and orange. Mouthfeel has refreshing hop oils and crisp resins. While it may not exactly - wait for it - take your breath awaaaay it will probably please most hop heads.
HuskerTan (1162) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Caramel, pine, bread, hoppy.
A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Subtle pineapple, citrus, bread,biscuits, pine, bitter.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty bitter finish.
O- Not real exciting but not repulsive. I just can’t find much to be happy about but nor was I offended. Take it or leave it.
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body, massive fluffy white head, lots of lacing. Nose is citrus hop. Tastes of citrus, orange, tangerine, bitter, decent malt body sweetness to support it. Quite good.
Kroney (233) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BIF project 2. What a waste of the best hop on the planet. Don’t muck up the uniqueness of the Nelson with caramel, too much malt/grain and overpowering the Nelson with over bitter hops.
John25 (1246) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Caramel and biscuit malts balanced with tropical hops. Pineapple, melon, and honey standout. Very good.
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UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now distro to north florida makes me happy. Pours golden amber, white head keaves some lacing. Moderate bitterness, resin, graoefruit, pineapple. Light to medium body with some good carbonation to keep it rolling. Dry finish.
neurbob (62) - - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange clear pour. Moderate foamy head, extensive lacing. Moderately carbed, aroma is subtle tropical fruit, wet stone. Flavor of cracker-light grain balance with sharp but subdued conifer-citrus rind hop character. Not a dangerous hop yielding weapon but quite drinkable. Really when implying extreme terms such as deadly hop caliber there should be IBU specs supplied.
oldrtybastrd (3376) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden yellow w/fizzy head. Aromas of fruity hops and citrus. Smooth hoppy taste with citrus and pine tail.
evergreen0199 (2585) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Miami Downtown, Florida, USA. A dark golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit, grapefruit aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, tropical fruit, grapefruit, slight bitterness.