KansaiBeerLvrs (2070) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at CBB’s 2nd anniversary event. It pours a deep copper gold with a substantial head of foam. Rich biscuit malts plus good pine + herbal bitterness. Smooth bodied but undercarbed, they were having problems with the regulator or something. The taste is one dimensional bitter pine. Kind of boring.
MunBro (365) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Second full bottle of the day (TGIF!) after Green Flash - Palate Wrecker. Deliciously hoppy but more reserved than the previous bottle on the citrus notes. Still very delicious! Definitely a hop head, IPA lovin’ yes from me even though it’s a pale ale not a full on IPA.
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pleasant if standard visuals, shiny, still and amber, the head is solid and white. Fun little aroma, too ... fresh and lightly citric, but not dominating in any way. Drinks with superbly exceptional balance ... firm but light malt backdrop, then a rollicking fresh hop blend that really makes this beer good. Just a twitch of fresh mown grass in the very finish. Excellent. (#5556, 6/16/2013)
backdaft (220) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Clear golden orange pour. Thin head leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is grassy hops with some light citrus. Taste is rather dry with a nice bitterness. Oily hops, some grapefruit, some lemon zest, and a just a touch of sweet malt. Crisp & clean finish. This blurs the line with a West Coast IPA. Very drinkable ABV.
reebtogi (4194) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber pours a golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with pine and citrus with floral notes and hints of caramel. Taste is a bold citrus and pine hop bitterness with an underlying malty sweetness. Light to medium body with good carbonation. A very well done American Pale Ale that definitely pushes the boundaries of being an IPA. Highly recommended.
tricyclist (753) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nicely done. Pint pour of crisp golden with full white head. Nose is clean citrus and light pine notes. Flavor is juicy and lightly earthy, some grapefruit, crisp. Lighter body, easy drinking.
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Holy freaking Citrus. Like an orange bomb. An overly hoppy nose with am aggressive hop flavor. Just the way I like it.
fiercepanda (553) - Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy copper beer with a small white head. The aroma is fruity and floral, kind of like lemon Nestea. The flavor is thick with piney, floral hops, and again lemon Nestea.
presario (4633) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lighter body perhaps but otherwise a dry hopped IPA. Golden amber. Light head. Nasal hop attack.
drfabulous (4003) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle. Very malt forward. Hop profile is citrus and pine. Slight bitterness in the end.