wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ty5592. Thanks! Pours cloudy yellow amber color with small head of mixed bubbles. Aroma has some plastic phenolics. I can’t help but wonder if this is artifact of trading during hot weather, or this bottle having a little age. Some melanoidin malt aroma. Leans sweet hiding some of the IBUs. Mild smooth pleasant bitterness. Easy to drink. I think if I had this fresh, I would probably give it a 3.8, but this plastic phenolic is distracting me.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel and some piny resiny hops. Body starts with a good amount of residual crystal malty sweetness and some piny bittering and flavor hops before a semi-crisp, bittersweet finish. Not as hop forward as a lot of IIPAs, but still quite flavorful.
beastiefan2k (2079) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by csbosox, thanks Chris. Pours a hazy amber color with a thick and strong head. Aroma is caramel maltiness that dominates the hops underneath, which are relatively sweet fruit punch like. Taste is a combination of lightly sweet malts and light sweet hops and some bitterness underneath that. The malts are surprisingly clean despite the sweetness. Its a cool sweet hop brew.
Gregis (1270) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by csbosox. Pours a hazy dark orange with a thin skin of off-white head and spotty lace. The nose is sweet and malty with subtle fruity and earthy hops in support. Medium-bodied and slick with a bitter, lightly grainy mouthfeel at the swallow. Round, sweet malt with a fruity/earthy hop backing and a moderately bitter finish. This is a nice brew; not spectacular for the style, but nice. Thanks for sharing this with us, Chris.
csbosox (1204) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the brewpub. Caramel malts and subtle earthy hops in the aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malts, biscuit, and earthy hops. Very smooth bitterness.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear amber, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, touch of breadyness, nice citrus hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice balancing hops, bitterness starts off light and grows, lingering bitter finish,
Overall: very smooth for a 100 IBU beer
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap GTMW 2008
Scant notes, but bear with me:
Nice, vivid nose of orange hops and caramel malts.
Taste is orange hops, caramel, with a solid backbone and some more alcohol.
Finishes with a nice bitterness.
tomthompson89 (1794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber color with little head big chunks floating around this one.malty, caremel malt flavor,english hops nice drinkability. Liked it.
Sammy (7034) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Derek. An imperial pale, a British hopped up style. Cloudy with off-white bubbly, and lace. A bold malt aroma, and yeast. Unfiltered, as there is black sediment there. Average mouthfeel. Big on the hops.
doubelknv3 (879) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild grapefruit and caramel aroma. Cloudy, golden-amber with lacing white head. Grapefruit, citrus, with mild balancing caramel flavours. Watery with lasting bitter finish.