JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GLBC. Opaque orange copper with a big white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, but paired with a ton of citrusy hops. Flavor starts with hop, then a little booze, with a nice malty finish. Outstanding.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great Lake Pub. Pours an orange amber body with big malty hoppy aroma. Pine citrus, hop resin, a bit grassy. Warm etoh with the malt to give this one a big finish.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle courtesy of crisay. Good citrus fruits aroma on the nose. Orange body with off white head and good lacing. Flavor is a good dose of juicy surgar oranges with a potant dry bittering. Blended well but leaves the palate little dry. Good brew thanks Chris.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 2008 vintage, stored at 40 degrees since purchase. Pours a dark, murky, auburn red to sienna brown color. A frothy, well retained, cream colored head leaves thick sheets of porous lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma shows big notes of orange and grapefruit hops, a touch of grassiness, and huge toffee malt notes. The hops probably aren’t as crisp as they were when ultra-fresh, but they’re still quite potent. Flavors are big and hoppy, but ultimately leaning towards the malty side. Buttery toffee is prominent, caramel follows, as do big orange juice hops, and a semi-dry, grassy finish. The body is substantial, but not as much as expected. Dry grass and cereal grains linger on the finish. Overall, this is a nice IIPA, but it doesn’t hold a candle to some of the west coast hop bombs. Reminds me of Hoppin Frog Mean Manalishi, in a slightly disappointing sort of way.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz, bottle, from most recent batch, kept cold during entire storage time, still hops have faded a bit, but its still quite good, balanced, not as extreme as i may have hoped but spot on from Great Lakes. glad to have tried this IIPA from one of the more conservative breweries. and a hometown favorite
gunnfryd (14131) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, citrus, malt. flavour is hop, citrus, sweet, malt. Nice beer.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
66 cl bottle - tasting with yngwie, gunnfryd and Beer_2000. Hazy amber color, big off-white head. Aroma is nice hops and fruit. Flavor is the same. Nice bitterness.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
(BIG UPS TO HOPPYMEAL FOR THIS BONUS BREW)awesome ice tea like looking body with a white head that leaves thick webbing on the glass.this gets a perfect for appearance.nice pine/earthy hop aroma with some caramel malts peaking through.flavor is full of ivy and earthy hops.interesting for sure.
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a slightly unclear golden body with an off-white head diminishing rather quickly. Hop-driven aroma leaving room for the sugary malts. Pine and resin. Sure nice, but a bit gentle maybe. Very sugary flavor, sure on the malty side, with pine and resin. Full body. Long finish with sugary malts, resin and pine. Delicious, but not in the west coast way. (080626)
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a bright white head. Aroma is of a lot of citrus and a small bit of pine. Flavor is very smooth citrus hop flavor with a nice pine finish. Not as bitter as some DIPA’s