porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz. bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!) Sweet and piney...Pours rather hazy light yellowish-amber. Gets downright cloudy by end of bottle. About one finger of soft white head that mostly stays around. Aroma of pine and grapefruit, maybe a little vanilla, kind of sweet and sour. Mouthfeel kind of soft, smooth. Nice heavy lacing. Flavor is the pine along with malt sweetness and a hint of sour, a bit of grapefruit. Some bitterness overlays which lingers into the aftertaste. Gave me a pretty fair buzz for only a 7% beer.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Columbus 2.0 tasting shared by nolankowal. Poured a very lt brown witha a light yellowishness. Aroma of citrus and a little malt. Maybe a little lemony witte flavor? Definitely quenched my hop thirst in the middle of sours, stouts, and belgians.
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Cloudy pale gold. Astringent hop aroma. Extreme hop. Body is quite full due to sedimented yeast. Astringent hot hop aroma. Overly carbonated. Herby. Good quality in mouth though and then astringent acidic hop finish. Intense. Very intense. Citrus fruits are lemony grapefruit with a nice alcohol faint sweetness. Dries the mouth. Herbry astringent hop is done very very well.
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mellon orange color. Lighter than expected with sparce white creamy bubbles. Aroma is different. Plenty of fruit and some alcohol. Very interesting, unique. Pretty good.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, his bottle. Hazy medium yellow, foamy murky orange/yellowish head, chunks of sediment - looks great. Really nice aroma - tons of citrus orange, zest, fresh hops, slightly soapy. Taste - oh yeah, so many citrus hops. Tangy hop finish. Some malt as well. Foamy mouthfeel. Lively. A nice beer!
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow straw with a foamy white head, lasting and lined lacing. Aroma is huge hops (citrus, floral, pine), doughy yeast, straw and hay, meal and cereal malt, grassy finish. Moderately bitter and acidic piney and floral hops, malt and yeasty cardboard flavor, alcohol notes at the end. Medium bodied and fizzy, dry and chalky palate.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2006 22 oz. bottle via trade with hopdog - Opened with a big hiss. Pours a hazy light golden color with a good size white head. Lively carbonation. Has a very nice floral, citrus hop aroma with a slight medicine smell. Flavor is citrus hops and slight esters with a touch of yeast (lots in the bottom of the bottle). The carbonation is noticeable on the palate. Light to medium body. A good beer, but lacks the 2IPA punch. Reminds me of a Belgium ale. Thanks Steve.
Ernest (7247) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Draft.
Head is initially small, mostly lasting.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread, cookie), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
A one-dimensional resinous hop bomb. Oh, how the mighty fall.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Beer is hazy light gold with a trace, frothy, white, mostly and rapidly diminishing head.<P>
The aroma is malty with a light note of toasted grain, light-to-moderate caramel and cookie; Hoppy with heavy notes of resin/pine, grapefruit peel, light lemon zest, trace chewable Vitamin C tablet; Yeasty with a trace of wet basement.<P>
The flavor is heavily bitter (grippy), moderately sweet with a long, moderately grippy bitter, lightly sweet finish. Grip doesn’t let up...ever. I don’t like that so much, there has to be an end somewhere!<P>
The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is lively.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden, medium head with a little lacing. Hop aroma is floral, lots of honey and a little pine. Taste is full bitter hops, fruitiness doesn’t come through as much until the finish. Mild sweetness, light spiciness and mineral taste. Finish is long and hoppy. Body on this one is great, moderatly malty and pretty frothy