jgb9348 (5612) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and rich copper coloured body with a solid two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh light grassy and herbal hops with a bit of a malt nose and a hint of sweetness. Medium-bodied; Assertive, yet very restrained hop flavour with a good grassy and perfumey character all with a solid malt backbone and a relatively well balanced IPA, especially from the West Coast. Aftertaste is nice with some fresh grassy and herbal notes, a hint of sweetness and a very subdued hop bitterness. Overall, a well executed IPA that doesn’t show as much hops as I expected, but with a solid malt backbone. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased by haddon90 at Pavilion’s Grocery in Newport Beach, California on 01-December-2012 and brought to my doorstep in Washington from Los Angeles, sampled 17-December-2012.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave Reserve Society bottle share. Thanks to A-Dogg / womencantsail for sending this in a stupid box. DMS, creamed corn, light piney, floral aroma. The flavor isn’t fucked as bad as the nose with DMS but it’s still pretty dominant and ruins all the piney/floral hoppy characteristics. I should return this one to sender. I didn’t even get a buzz from this garbage.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A well malted and well hopped golden IPA with grassy spicy fruity hops. Good beer.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh two weeks after receiving it from oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott.
The look: Cloudy orange-golden body topped by a medium off-white with medium retention.
In long: The inviting hoppy is predominately fruity hops with an underlying spiciness and floral notes. Body is richly malted, nice toffee that feels round and smooth and not crunchy sugary. A hefty amount of hops that retains a bit of the aroma’s fruitiness but taste a lot more grassy, dried flowers and spicy. Surprisingly dry finish with a mild spicy after-taste. The nature of the beer, its natural spciness, sweet maltiness and all make for an IPA that is not of the refreshing kind. But even if not a ‘refreshing’ IPA, it is however a tasty satisfying hoppy beer. Another bomber that went down easily, and it kind of worries me that beer permanently destroys brain cells because I really hate not to remember where I’ve put my bottle opener.
pushkinwow (2552) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Douglass88. Hazy amber with thick and creamy with a cream coloured (according to the ladies) head. Malty, some nice citrus and light resin hops, like the mango and grapefruit which is pretty balanced, hint of alcohol. Moderate carbonation and body, little flat on the palate, becomes bitter and somewhat dry.
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled; picked up randomly from Vons in my local neighborhood. Just heard about this brewery not too long ago. The color is a toasted gold, with a beautiful frothy white head developing on the pour. Lots of lacing. Medium to high carbonation. Aroma is soil, hay and toast with a slight hint of citrus acidity. Flavor cuts to the chase with a straightforward undertone of toast and caramel malt followed by grapefruit and more hay/grass. Very simple with one hop variety. FInish is dry and quick. Nothing to write home about, but hands down a pleasurable easy drinking single IPA.
mjg74 (2984) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Vons. Amber in color. Sweet hopped up nose. Sweet and fruity. Decent hoppiness with a candy sort of flavor. Great balance of hops and malt. Smooth body.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, again from a boxed win.Hazy orange color; creamy head, of which a thin layer is persistent. The aroma is mostly fruity (orange, grapefruit, grapefruit candies). smooth mouthfeel (too much carbonation); yeasty and fruity flavor; even if the very nice fruity profile is not too strong.
coldbrewky (1681) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber via Stefan! Concentrated floral hop aroma as soon as top is popped. Lots and lots of sticky lacing that re-forms after sipping in my Gahan House goblet. Collectively the hefty amount of malt does support the intensity of the hop register of twangy bitterness. Even so the body is surprisingly on the thinner side. At 7% (and you feel it) a bit more body would fill this critter out to a real meal.
DuffMan (9500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep orange amber with a thick meringue of a head that never quits. Aroma has some toasty caramel and bitter grapefruit, some pine too. Balanced palate between the lightly toasty malts and the floral grapefruit hops. Not as bitter as some of the Pizza Port brews I’ve had this trip, but that’s not to say it lacks assertiveness. If anything, it enhances the drinkability of this beer. Very nice.
skmikeg (1719) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper orange with a one finger off white head which fades to some lacing. Aroma is floral citrus (grapefruit, orange, some pine, bready malts, and caramel malts. Taste is of resinous citrus (grapefruit and orange) pine, bready sweet malts, and caramel malts. has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel, resinous mouthfeel, and a semi dry, bitter, finish. overall, a pretty good IPA.