TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Pint Defiance. Hazy orange-amber pour with a short, white head with decent retention and leaving moderate lace. Nose is all danky fresh hops. Medium body with moderate, fine carbonation and a finishing oily mouth feel. Pine, ganja, dank hops, biscuit, toast and a touch of grapefruit. Finish is medium and dry, but prolonged by the hop oils coating the mouth. The balance here is interesting: I was expecting a lot of bitterness, but there’s not an excess of it there. Nor is there much fruit or flowers. This one is all ganja, pine and funky hops. Not a sessionable IPA, but should be sought out for a trial. One of the better fresh hop beers this year.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color with ivory head. Big spicy, dank hop aromas with light toasted malt. Medium body with average co2. Huge spicy, dank, earthy hoppy bitter flavors on a light pale malt base brew--very good sheet.