satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler card punch #7. aroma is a intense guava standing in front of fresh, american hop resin that pushes lemon and lime. appearance is well polished gold with very active carb. initial foamy head drifts away quick leaving little in its wake. flavor is less tropical fruit then 1000 lbs would have you think, good malt base displays a hint of breadiness then tartaric acid like bitterness clobbers you. metallic nearly, IBUs must be in excess of 100. that note is not altogether pleasant either but i have 50 oz or so to go and i’m sure ill loosen up.
UPDATE: big carb, light metallic bitterness and fruit soda pop backnote give this more then a few champagne notes. interesting.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light amber, small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and resin. Quite dry and fruity (guava), finishes sour and bittter. Could use more malts to balance the sourness of the guava.