jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this from Wavers1 in a free beer contest. Wow. This brew pours a beautiful gold with small bubbles and a nice head the sticks around. The aroma is absolutely incredible. Citrus and pine....awesome. Big punch of a brew with a ton of hoppy happiness. So tasty. It was big in body and nicely balanced. Hoppy and malty. A fantastic beer. I would be drinking Hermitage stuff as much as possible if I lived near them. What an awesome beer.!!!
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice citrus and pine nose, pale malt sweetness on the nose. Not a bad aroma at all, was expecting far less after trying their other offerings. Pours golden with some chill haze and a decently lasting bubbly head. The flavor starts with citrus moves into pale malt notes and finishes with a nice dose of pine. Some floral notes throughout. Very drinkable, enjoyable IIPA that i would drink more of if available to me.
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bistro’s IIPA Fest in Hayward, CA. off tasting, herbal, earthy, medicinal. average hop flavor> not too impressed
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours clear dark gold with a 2 finger foamy off-white head. The nose is sweet caramel and overripe citrus. The taste is earthy hops, caramel and a nice pine finish that lingers. Medium bodied. Nice DIPA. Better than expected.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo. Brew poured a lightly hazed orange amber with a creamy off white head. Floral hop nose with some herbs present. Fairly sweet on the palate, decent overall.
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong herbaceous hop aroma with a little rubber mat in the background. Medium orange-yellow color with a thin white head and effervescent bubbles. Bracingly bitter, resinous, piney/grapefruit hops grip your entire mouth and stick to the tongue. As hoppy as this is, there is a nice bready malt background that keeps everything from spiraling out of control. Good example of a West Coast DIPA. Now I have to go gargle with some vodka to wash the hop resins off my tongue....
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shared by emacgee. Nose is sweet, syrupy, spent hops. Smells like a lot of hops gone bad. Sorta 120ish. But worse. Flavor is the most astringent mess I’ve ever tasted. Very broken vacuum cleanerish. Ugh.
emacgee (4145) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks wavers. Pours a soft golden amber with a slight chill haze. Nose is meh, hoppy for sure but a tad oxidized. Some simcoe maybe. Bready, pineapple flesh. Smells like one of the first IPAs I made. Way too bitter for me, waxy and astringent.
RedSox2004 (1326) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden amber with a slight haze, a quickly disappearing bright white head and light lacing. Strong grapefruit and pine hops aromas. Bright bitterness from the hops are featured front and center, followed up with a caramel sweetness that approached apple tartness, but the finish is all resinous hops. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel, highly carbonated.
IrishBoy (3887) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from BevMo Salinas. Nose is grapefruit, a little pine, and caramel mixed with a little sweetness. Lightly hazy amber with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is very bitter with lots of pine and it finishes with a longlasting bitterness. Excellent!