ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 Pours with pillowy, one finger head leaving cumulus lacing over a opaque, honey-like murky body; abundant yeast, lemon peel, earthy and citrus hop aroma; not alot of body, but plenty of resinous, oily, piney hops; no malt charactor to speak of because it’s completely oblitorated by fruity, Belginesque yeast and hops. Pure and simple hop juice, but not much more. That’s OK with me.
Pailhead (6384) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Huge acidic orange juice aroma. Pours a cloudy orange wiht a small white head. Lots of sweet orange and tangerine up front. Mild caramel in the background. Moderate citrus hopped finish for a nice balance.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is opaque golden orange with a dense big sticky tan head...smell is orange, sweet and hints of pine...taste is sweet and malty up front with a nice bittersweet finish...
Shag (2834) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A golden appearance with a moderate head. A citrus and perfume aroma. The flavor contains some lemons, honey, and orange peel. Not as bitter as I would expect but a good effort nonetheless.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a lightly cloudy light copper color w/ a huge fluffy white head & some nice lacing. Well blended aroma nice carmel malt & a good amount of sweet grapefruits. Palate is well coated. Flavor is a nice fruity hop strawberries & tropical fruits some citrus as well w/ a good amount of carmel. a pretty sweet iipa, very nice stuff.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold hazy body. Off-white frothy head. Dry yeasty orange and lemon juice (thanks Blake...). Light malt character in flavor (and aroma I suppose). Flavor is predominently citrus hops with a strong lemony character towards the finish. Fizzy body (too fizzy). Good beer, hops seem one-dimensional in a direction that I am not a fan of (bright lemon citrus)
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a very hazy golden body with a creamy/foamy white head. The aroma is sweet lemons and fresh orange slices/juice with a light pickled ginger. The flavor is wheaty and bready. Tart lemons and light orange oil. Some sort of herbs and honey. Light ginger. Very unique. Very surpised when I had a sip of this. Sweet, carbonated, creamy mouthfeel. IIPA meets Hefeweizen?
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup
HAzy orange, nice head and lacing. Nose of citrusy and chewy hops. Lightly musky with a lack of floral notes. The flavor is nice, sweet candy, chewy hop oil and a nice cherry/coconut taste in the tail. Finishes creamy, sweet, good. Could use some more work in the nose.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Unfiltered light copper color with a white frothy head. Oranges, sawdust, flowers and sweet malt aromas. Very bitter taste with a subdued hop aroma. Honey-like sweet notes. Grapefruit, oranges, straw and ginger. Lingering, bitter finish.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another idiosyncratic HOTD offering. Cloudy rather pale gold offering covered by a lasting white foam. Heterogeneous blend of belgianesque fruity esters and hop derivated fruitiness makes for a complex aromatic garden. Strong backing malts appear rather crisp, biscuity like pale tea cookies and naturally pairing with the doughy yeast. Grassy developments do offer a contrast to the otherwise exotic fruitiness. Comfortable, smooth, expansive carbonation is engaging while the body stays medium-full despite an advanced attenuation level. Certainly not the most focused example, but fully original and pleasantly tweaked. It’s stunning how this is full of surprises, yet doesn’t surprise us just by knowing who’s behind the bar.