kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Fresh Hoppy Frog
Date: September 11, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma with lots of hops including lots of citrus and a touch of pine plus a big earthyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor with lots of citrus hops, light peppery spicyness, balancing bitterness stays out of the way of the hops flavor
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
after4ever (5847) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at naked city during the failure of josh beckett’s concentration in game 2. pours a crystal clear dark ruddied and burnished amber with a loose and sudsy white head. big bold grapefruit and pine nose. creamy medium body. plenty of refreshingly prickly carb. nice toast and caramel under a nice big wallop of pine and grapefruit on the mid palate. long resiny finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco. Attractive hazy ornage color with foamy white head that laced the glass. Grapefruity hop nose and flavor with assertive bitterness that lingered. There was also a hint of unripened fruit. Crisp and dry on the tongue.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy grapefuity yellow amber colour with thin white head. Strong grapefruit hop nose. Very bitter grapefruit hop taste with lingering bitter hop finish.
Crit (3209) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque amber,small beige head.Nice grapefruit nose. Good hop profile with long strong finish.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy amber colour. A bit of berryish hop on the nose and lots of chewy, earthy malts. Body is a bit flat. Palate dominated by chewy malts and whispers of hop resin. That, to me, is balance out of whack and flavours not favourable to my mouth.
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Rogue, Newport. Hazy pale amber, minimal head. Light grapefruit aroma. Sweet with rounded mouthfeel and lots of sweaty peaches. Medium bodied with strong, resiny bitterness.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color, small white soapy head. Aroma is lemon, cardboard, other sweet notes. Flavor is full of huge citrusy hops. Grapefruit, and flowers not very balanced.
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buttery nose with some light bread and yeast notes. Soapy and spicy with a good, solid body. Tart peaches and tangerines are present, with a nutty butter flavor and a tangy old orange flavor. Interesting.
DarkElf (3013) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft: 2005 Hopfest at Brouwers Café in Seattle, WA) The nose is surprising me as I’m expecting the typical IPA aroma. This is anything but! Lightly sweet, moderately hoppy (much less than expected), but lots of pale malt and extremely fruity, with orange citrus leading the way. Very balanced aromas for an IPA. The flavor is also well balanced. Tasty, grainy and gently toasty pale maltiness provides a strong base without being caramely, and doesn’t flinch with the potent hop punch, taking the punch and standing tall. Citrus hoppiness is very bitter and shows moderate grapefruit, especially in the finish. Golden color is somewhat hazy. Sizeable, off-white head maintains a thin, full layer, decorating the glass with swiss cheese lace. For a beer with grainy maltiness as the base, I’ve never tasted better. Way to go, Arlan, glad you are brewing quality beer in a new location. Proof that the brewer makes all the difference in the world.