ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 16, 2010. Light-medium yellow color with a frothy off-white head. A lot of foam on this sucker. Aroma of fresh hops… yep, very flowery actually. Flavor is nothing but fresh hops, right off the plant. Holy $#!+! Wow, what a great beer. If you’re a hop head, this beer’s for you. Not heavy, very very light. Nothing but hops. A damn good beer that finishes with a little punch of hop fumes.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Everything that you want in an IPA a good amount of hops as well as a nice amount of bitterness but not overpowering can def taste a sense of floral in the taste as well as a nice fruity finish
Rustyham (1821) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of hops and slight honey, flavor is very light and smooth, icy. Incredibly smooth, this is really easy to drink. Bottle from Barrios at the PreLabor Day Beer Tasting.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange amber with a slight haze and a creamy ivory head, great lacing. Perfumy hop aroma. Lighter side of medium bodied with a dry grainy texture. Flavor of pale toffee malts countered by earthy and citrus hops. Bitter and slightly acidic finish. Pretty damn good,
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden with light, soapy white head. Aroma of pine/floral hops. Similar taste, great yin/yang balance of malt and hops. Wish I had this bottle all to myself. Next time I’m up north I’ll seek this brewery out.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with a touch of amber and brown and yellow. Nose is of soap water, hops, and sweet malt. Tastes clean. Good balance of sweet and bitter. No way this is 7.5 alcohol. Great balance. Really nice.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lacing tan head with a golden-amber body. Aromas of dark honey and some clean hops. Flavor is clean, honey, little pine and citrus hops. Finish is a little dry and bitter.
TeamTrappist (831) - jericho, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a medium gold amber. Nose is light hops and a bit acetic. Flavor follows the nose. A bit thin. Kind of goes straight down the pipe and leaves a hint of decent hops but doesn’t really expand it’s flavors throughout your mouth. A bitterish finish. Decent
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 Bottle sampled at the small little deli on 20th and green, in Philadelphia. Pours a slightly hazy gold body with thin white head in my glass. Aroma is standard hop with slight floral presence. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with notes of floral and resin hops. RERATE: three years later. Aroma is fresh Amarillo, and pine hops. Bursts of citrus. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of citrus, fresh pineapple, light dusty funk and pIne. +1.0
Goodgrief (1920) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Estate on tap at Pinocchio’s. Worlds better than my stale bottle from Monster Beverage. Sweet grapefruit nectar fills the air above the liquid. Thick and chewy with a nice bitter kick. Excellent.
Bottle from Monster Beverage in Glassboro, NJ. Best buy date appears to be toicked on the line between "A" for August and "S" for September. I wouldn?t have bought it except I really have been looking forward to this, and it?s not available in my home state. Technically, I?m still in the brewers recommended window, but still my experience doesn?t match other reviews, so I will seek a fresher bottle (or tap) someday. Pour was golden/honey color with huge pillowy head. Nice looking beer. A sweet, fruity and hoppy aroma. I can?t see how anyone can call this bland...bursting with huge fruity and sweet flower nectar flavors...a huge maltiness. Unfortunately, very little bitterness is there to balance it out. I?ll bet this is outstanding fresh. Still good, but left me craving more.