berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from HFB, poured a cloudy yellow with thick white head. Still amazes me how these guys can always get such a smooth taste from relatively high ABV beer and such a strong hop aroma.
tlyx (63) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doftar tropiska frukter i överflöd. Fyllig smak med vass kolsyra. Fruktig smak där beskan skär igenom och lämnar kvar ett lätt intryck. Beskan tar aldrig över. Farligt lättdrucken.
SaintMatty (5387) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle - Golden with a white head. Lemon, pine, earthy notes and grapefruit in the aroma. Peach, lemon, apricot and a hint of grapefruit feature in the hoppy and slightly sweet taste. Easy to drink.
madsberg (10309) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense Light beige head. Aroma. Tropical fruits, flowers, sweetness, herbs. Flavour. Tropical fruits, sweetness, herbs, citrus. Medium to full bodied. Ends flowery bitter.
yespr (31485) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy, peachy and crisp. Smooth fruity. Peachy and citrusy. Crisp hoppy finish. Lingering fruity. Crisp hoppy finish.
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler... Clear yellow pour with a small, fizzy, white head. The heavily dry-hopped nose reeks of armpit odor and musk - as overly dry-hopped beers often do, regardless of the hop varietal used - intermingled with a much more pleasant grapefruit rind component. Full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor offers a nice level of citrus bitterness. Pale malt sweetness is muted but also nice. Finishes bitter and a touch astringent. Growler courtesy of ctipping!
Reynolds314 (2362) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Back rate from notes. Fresh growler from the brewery. This is a nice stray from the normal GR/HF IPA which usually features heavy citrus and dank dryness. This beer is heavy herbal/grassy hops that are smooth and bitter on the back end. Unique and really nice.
yourefragile (139) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Parker.
Pours a hazed golden orange with a thick white head. A little sweeter than other HF IIPAs, citrus and pineapple with a healthy herbal and minty (?) presence. Pine and grass bitter finish. Unique
cpetrone84 (1450) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a transparent golden amber with a bubbly white head. Nose is a more muted version of S&S 5. Tropical fruits and herbal grassy notes with notes of stale grain. Taste is a bit more bright, citrus and light pine. The grain and malt presence are cleaner and more balanced. Bitterness is low but present. Carbonation is stronger, body is light and soft.
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A fruity and lemongrassy blonde IPA that is refreshing despite its size.
How: Tap at the brewery and then a growler consumed a few hours later.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: The highly aromatic hoppy nose is pale citrus fruits, lemongrass and pine notes. In mouth the beer has some of the signature HF mouthfeel although maybe a little less cushiony than usual. Taste has lots of crispy crackery malts with a little more sugars sensation than usual for an HF IPA. Sweet bananas swimming in grapefruit juice. Plenty of lemongrass. Some piney notes. To me this tasted a bit like a fruitier version of their Grassroots Legitimacy. Very enjoyable although below average compared to the rest of the impressive HF/Grassroots hoppy beers lineup. Almost 6000 ratings and I still don’t know how long I’m supposed to applaud myself after each rating I enter, am I over-doing it at 5 minutes?
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Hill Farmstead, drank in Canaan, NH. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head. Juicy pine in the nose, some melon, light pee, grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, lightly bready, with more melon, honey, grapefruit. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Good and resinous to finish with more pine, melon, piss, grapefruit. Rich. Lightly warming. Some grassy bitterness in the aftertaste. Great stuff.