blipp (6357) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Advertised as just "Hop Manna" with no number associated with it. Pours orange with a thin off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with some light piney notes. The flavor has resinous piney hops, flowery notes, and some grainy malts. Decent.
jredmond (5655) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the taproom wIth Linh, vi, and thi. Pours a hazy amber orange with white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus hops. Mouthfeel is nice with notes of citrus hops and bitterness.
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer of the Month, pours stunning orange with a medium head, aroma of mango, orange marmalade and pine, flavor of grapefruit skin, with relatively high bitterness and low sweetness, medium bodied, lost some of its hop qualities but still a powerful IPA, quafable.
DSG (6337) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Hazy amber color with a big off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with citrus, flowers and a bit of piney notes and some caramelly, somewhat cookie-ish malt. Flavor starts sweetish, pretty malty, with caramel and biscuits notes and continues with lingering fruity and floral hops bitterness. Medium-bodied with a mellow mouthfeel. A nice IPA.
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cavie. Light orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is toasted caramel and grain. Taste is slightly burned, lots of caramel, bitter, a little fruit, and earthy.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, citrus, and earthiness. Flavor of caramel, grass, and orange with dry, bitter finish.
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my Beer of the Month Club
Hazy amber, just off white head but that head is clinging strongly to the sides of the glass. Very nice. Nose is faint fruit, more prominent caramel nose, citrus floral notes. Hops bite at the tongue right away, minmal malt presence overall which is a surprise given the aroma and nice lacing indicating malty stickiness. Strong hop profile that stands up from beginning to end.
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9/21/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Dark orange pour with a nice off-white head that fades but laces a ton. Muted, earthy hop aroma with some caramel in there as well. Slightly musty flavor with a bitter kick and tart orange peel. Meh.
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a clear amber color with a fizzy white head. The head fizzes up and then turns into a light ring. Aroma is light hops, some malts but fairly subtle. I expected the aroma to be stronger but it wasn’t. Flavor is dry notes with sweet and spicy hops. The hops dry out the palate considerably and provide quite a tingle. Finishes dry.