Bulk_Carrier (2790) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Capital Brew fest.
This was poured into a mini snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber color with a decent transparency about it. There’s a nice lacing sliding right on into the beer.
The smell had a nice citrus to piney blend of bitterness just rolling super nicely into a nice cleansing sweet maltiness ( English? , didn’t they just make an English IPA that I just had today? That’s okay, still good for the most part).
The taste was mainly sweet through the citrus hops and then allows a really nice sweet maltiness to invade but not distract, combines very nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but not overbearing. I say this was good for its style.
Overall, if anything, this AIPA balanced well, perhaps not as sharp as a fair amount of normal AIPA’s, but hey I’d have it again.
nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the brewery. Clear amber pour with white bubbles on top. Very resinous aroma with caramel malt notes. Mildly sweet and balanced flavor with resin, pine, grapefruit. Medium bitterness. Slick smooth mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Enjoyable.
Earlier Rating: 6/21/2014 Total Score: 2.9
Draft at the brewery. Clear copper color with a small white head and lacing. Caramel, pine, and resin on the aroma. Caramel flavor with good sweet/bitter balance. Pretty mild. Hops are piney and resinous, some citrus. Medium body with average carbonation. Decent overall.
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with lasting white head. Awesome fucking fresh ganja smoke aromas. Medium body with average co2. Nice spicy, floral hop flavors with some pale malt sweetness____good
SHIG (3983) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Poured a clear golden. Aroma is light hops. Taste is soapy and hops.