marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours copper with a modest off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a smoothly bitter finish. Very well-balanced, crisp and tasty.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Phone rate. 22oz bottle, no date from Best Damn Beer Shop @ $6.99. Clear medium orange with a two finger creamy light beige head, pretty good retention. Big tropical fruit and citrus up front with some berry notes (Nelson?) and light caramel, as well as some grassy notes. Flavor continues with the tropical berry notes with enough caramel sweetness to keep a nice balance most of the way through. Bone dry finish with bitterness peaking at at least a 7. Light to medium body with light carbonation. Tasty. This beer reminds me of something pretty strongly, but I can’t put a finger on it.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to ryan! Slightly cloudy amber pour with a good sized frothy head. Nose holds lots of garlic and onion, along with freshly cut grass and citrus. The flavor brings hemlock, cedar, and perfume into the equation, though more subdued than the nose. Medium to high bitterness for a non-imperial IPA. Good.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fairly clear golden orange color with a finger of white head. Initially a solid aroma of grapefruit and floral hops. Becomes sort of grassy at it sits, though. Similar story on the palate. Up front, a good grapefruit, pine, and floral hop bite, but dies down to just sort of grassy and a citric acidity. Medium body and carbonation.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold, thinnest white ring of small bubbles. Resinous metallic nose, caramel malt with slight grapefruit. Flavor is heavy caramel, oily an resinous, orange and mango from mid-finish. Flat body, low carbonation, comes off dead in the end.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks ryan. Clear amber body, medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, dank, pine, faint bread. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit. Medium body, some resin.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to ryan. Pours a deeper orange with a medium white head leaving sticky swathes of lace. Nose is a bit cheesy, sweet onion heavy, just barely past its prime nose wise. Lots of sugary strawberry drops. Taste is hop forward, onion, pine needles, and butterscotch slickness. Perfumey orange. Quenching, lighter mouthfeel. Nice nutty bitterness. Very aggressive alpha acid bitterness. Not bad.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big citrus and resin nose with light sugars. The taste is moderately bitter moderately sweet with tons of grapefruit, lots of cotton candy, resinous pine.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ryan. Pours clear orange with an average, frothy and bubbly white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy, key lime, and herbal hops with light cedar, biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is light malt, heavy hops and bitterness, tropical fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Travlr (9809) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of ryan via kmweaver, thanks you gentlemen! Hazy bright golden color, small white head. Aroma of huge pineapples and tropical island breezes. Taste is sour cardboard. Aroma better than taste for sure.