Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at Calgary beer fest. Clear amber color, white head. Nice floral aroma. Taste is not too bitter for a DIPA.
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus hops, biscuit and toast malt with peach and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and medium bitterness, medium fruity esters, sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to nuplastikk. Pours a clear deeper amber orange. Dense yellow head. Good retention. Good lacing. Nose is detergent, lemon, wort, wheat cracker. Taste is honey, wheat cracker, bread, spice. Fairy raw, rustic, bitter. A tad chemical and papery. Decent. Malt forward. In fact, so malt forward and rustic I would place this as Biere de Garde. 6/4/7/3/13=3.3
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a short, dense beige head. The aroma picked up mostly buttery notes with some caramel.. topped by light herbal hoppage.. very malty overall, and not good malts. The flavor found similar stuff.. buttery notes, caramel, and lesser biscuity malts at the core with sharp metallic notes and herbal bitterness around.. finished with more of the sharp stuff and some warm alcohol. Medium-bodied and rough through the palate.. this was either old, not good, or some combo of the two.
DuffMan (6172) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium orange amber. Hoppy nose, grassy and lightly floral. Astringent hop bitterness on the palate combined with low aromatics makes for a lackluster drinking experience. Not terrible, but not one I’d reach for again.
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Orange side of amber, slightly hazy and dirty, thin to moderate sudsy white head, spotty lacing. Candied citrus peel, slightly pithy and even a bit fruity. Has a minor cheese aspect... interesting. Hoppy up front yet not biting, sweet pithy and candied citrus peel. Sweetness falls of quick, not too bright or sharp. That cheese aspect somewhat reminds me of the first Mirror Mirror from Deschutes. Somewhat odd to get this. Body and moutfheel are moderate. Finishes soft, low bitterness, somewhat sweet citrus bits, but also a little cheesy. Thanks for the bottle Bob!
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a lot of sweet citrus with a hint of bitter grapefruit and a backing spiced bread note. Flavor has more of a pure citrus note upfront that is joined by bitter grapefruit and has the same spiced bread backing. Unique.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of doughy grainy malt, alcohol, earthy peppery hops with a hint of white grape and dirt as well. Pours hazy golden orange, creamy white head. Flavors of dough, grain, dirt, white grape, peppery notes, alcohol. Mildly hop acidic bitter finish. Not bad, but not a standout in any way.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennan’s Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear medium amber colored IPA with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin film top and some spotty lacing. Aroma of dark pitted fruits, citrus, and a hint of grapefruit. Taste is medium to full bodied, fruity profile flavor with some noble bittern hops, hint of grapefruit zest and some light toffee. Finish is semi-sweet with a medium mild bitterness that slowly disappears with a little alcohol bite.
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beer that should be avoided or enjoyed with a large sample. First taste almost turns you off. A big harsh herbal hop. If you give it at least a full bottle you can appreciate the balance of sharp strong hops, delicate malt balance and agressive alcohol note. A malt liquor for the IPA connosoir. Excuse the spelling but the spell check has the night off.