PorterPounder (6143) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Bright, sparkling light copper pour, sticky snow white head, nice lacing. Aroma has some cat urine essence, very resiny and warming. Flavor is full-bodied and delicious with heavy doses of maple syrup sweetness, some mango fruitiness, just the right amount of citrus bitterness. Chewy, sticky mouthfeel. An enjoyable diversion.
Aurelius (4637) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, while I was debating with drowland on the merits of appearance rating, I failed to notice the head on my glass of The Illinois. This would be a big deal to drowland, but alas all foam is ephemeral and I can move on to rate the brew and the bottle’s appearance. Super clean art deco label, would make a nice poster in your office. Oakwood/citrine clear beer. Standard US longneck. Candied aroma with nice hops - I’m starting to take a real shine to Citra. Lightly sweet, stiffly hopped, a little mineral, the occasional funky-off woody note. Medium to slightly heavy body. Good carbonation. Warming, and woody in the finish. This was well done. New Leaf Market.
nuplastikk (5033) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter at Eddies. Filtered copper-orange color, nice amber hues. Big, steady off-white head. Nice, cool, crisp hop tones. Really solid IIPA. Rindy, grapefruit, very resinous yet cool and crisp too. Toasty malt background, some caramel, richer malt tones than, say, FFF. Resinous finish, dry, sweet, nice balance.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep yellow with white head. Nose of sweet malt and some pine hops. Toffee sweetness with some pine hop taste. Drinkable. Nice.
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with no head. Light dry body. Mild citrusy nose. Mild bitter finish. Masks its alcohol quite well. Easy drinking and decently strong.
Extra points for the architectural reference!
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Pine, spicy, citrusy hop aromas. Spicy, earthy, dank hoppy bitter flavors with a cracker malt base__tasty.
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of hops in the aroma. Citrus and pine. The flavor has a malty sweet start with a nice amount of hops in the back end. Well carbonated, crisp for the style.
baraciisch (2290) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear tannish orange in color... Aroma of herbs, basil, citrus hops.... Flavor is light and crisp, not overly malty, herbs and grassy hops dominate... Lightly bitter on the palate... Solid
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merc7186 (2525) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Oranges, Sweet Malts, Mildly Floral
Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head Ring, Great Lacing
Taste: Oranges, Sweet Malts, Lemon Rind
Mouthfeel: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Sweet, Balanced
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Strong Ale Fest. Pours clear golden, okay foam. Nose is really intense cheesecloth, sticky, not really fresh. Taste is juicy, mildly cheesy still, mothballs, basement, bitter grapefruit peel. Powerful grapefruit peel bitter finish.