nickd717 (3653) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber via trade. Pours a nice clear copper color with a lasting off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is - whoa - guava IN YO’ FACE! Big-time. Besides that, there’s some sweet caramel and Daisy Cutter (citrusy and herbal hops). The flavor is like a malted-up Daisy Cutter with metric shit-tons of guava. I believe the "1000 lbs of guava" claim. It is huge in this beer. Other than that, there are other fruity notes of orange, grapefruit, and mango, with sweet pale and caramel malts. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and mouthfeel for an IPA. Very unique beer overall. Really polarizing at the tasting I shared it at, but you can put me in the "like it" camp.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, pure guava and pine bough aroma. I would have liked a little more sweetness and body in the beer - would have made it absolutely world-class. As is, the dry, lightly prickly flavor makes the beer pretty drinkable.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of northernbrews. Dark golden, decent head. Aroma has great citrus fruit character up front. I guess it’s guava, I need to try one. Faint pine resin, not much malt in aroma. Flavor has a light malt character up front, big citrus fruits through the middle and back end. I’m guessing guava has a slight tart character to it? There is some mouth watering tartness in the finish I really like. Medium carbonation, soft billowy mouthfeel. Would really dig a higher level of carbonation to make this pop more, but very nice brew overall.
Pailhead (5675) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma has lots of citrus and grapefruit with guava and light mango. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with lots of citrus and light mango and guava. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, light tartness, and faint pine. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This could almost be considered a fruit beer. HUGE amounts of citrus in both the aroma and flavor. Guava (of course), but also mango, grapefruit, orange, lemon...you get the idea. Some subtle sweet notes in the background, but mostly a lot of citrus. I liked it...
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours light orange with a white head. Aroma of faint citrus, guava. Very mellow guava touch, but well done. Nice wheat flavor, very interesting IPA.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber my brother purchased at the brewery. Pours a crisp light amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is intense mellow fruit, citrus, lightly piney hops. Taste is very bright and fruity with the guava and medium bitterness. I would drink the shit out of this on a consistent basis if I could.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a clear light amber color with medium white head. Aroma is of intense citrus hops, apricot, and guava. I love the aroma on this. It’s light, bright, and clean. Taste is rich citrus and guava with notes of apricot and mild malt background. Delicious.
jtclockwork (10888) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Jimmack’s invitational gathering. Pours clear amber. Nose of guava, hops, barley and nice malt. Taste of malt, guava, hops, citrus and apricot.
HonkeyBra (3729) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Orange pour with slight red tint, very slight white head. I get a lot of earth in the aroma. Some herbal and pine hops. A bit of guava. Some citrus. Flavor is meaty, tangy guava, citrus hops, a bit of honey and melon. Very fruity and interesting. Some tangyness from the guava and the wheat. A bit of caramel. Some bitterness in the finish. Light to medium bodied, nice crisp carbonation. Really nice, well balanced, delicious fruit IPA.