scootpolute (9) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve been here 3 weeks and this was my first ’good-beer’ in Austin. I’m from Kirkland WA (Seattle)...Yeah, I had to go with the hype-ie beers first (shiner bock/ lone-star) and as you could imagine there was disappointment! So I yelped a bit and found that the best beer store in ’town’ is a min-mart (7-11) likes store (no joke) called, Sunrise Mini-mart....this place was nothing less than AMAZING!! The selection was comparable to Bottle-works (those from the Seattle area will know what I mean)...good stuff OK this Beer...I requested from the knowledgeable staff (I heard that Sam is the best, but I spoke with a cool guy named Rob (or was it Ron?!)...I asked him to give me a local beer comparable to Stone IPA (cliche, eh?!) any way this was where he steered me...and here is what I think...
Appearance...I’m always a ’softy’ and give kudos (is that word making a comeback, if not, my apologies!!) for unfiltered beer!!
Taste: Mellow hops up front were mellow, but gained momentum as I progressed through the beer...
Mouthfeel is ultra-smooth and creamy with a malty thick full-body. The initial taste is an absolute hop assualt on the palate! A spicy, stinging and salty plethora of citric nuances literally overwhelm the senses. Earth, leaf and grass flavours pull-thru, then are followed by an alcohol presence and spiciness. The malt in this beer is definately present but gets its ass fiercly kicked by the hops. Malt includes some toasted, slightly bready and light honey flavours with an even malt sweetness. It hardly balances the beer, but does keep it somewhat control. Beer finishes with residual hop spice and malt sweetness, which tends to linger for some time.
Notes: This was a pretty amazing recommendation....’MAYBE’ even worth the $10.99 Belgium bomber Sunrise Mini-Mart charged (I’m a bit of a penny-pitcher!!)...This is an absolutely marvelous beer for all the hop-heads out there, albeit very daunting for those who are not into hops to the extreme. For what it is, it’s crafted to near perfection. A "Wow!" beer for sure. 7..3 % abv. (from the bottle reading)
gruberm (270) - - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange straw colored cloudy beer with a slight red tinge. Strong yeasty flavor with some citrus notes
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mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Lots of froth and bubbles in the first our. Head slowly settles to reveal a golden amber beer. Hoppy aroma with a very good flavour that lingers in the mouth.
Errl (1105) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is golden copper with a thin white head..nOse is dry, spices, cardboard, honey, citrus..Taste is citrus, spice, fruits, musty, pine..
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a two finger foamy bright white head, that slowly dissipates.The aroma has a lot of pine, as well as some biscuit malt and rye notes. Spicy rye bread flavor that is quickly joined by a very pithy bitterness; the combination gets really spicy by mid-palate and the spiciness continues into the finish. Moderate carbonation, creamy medium body with a great drying aftertaste.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Pibar, Lausanne
Cloudy amber color, with dull hue, and large frothy head (the bottle is a slow gusher). The aroma is very nice, fresh hops, with light spicy character and a touch of cedar. Still too much carbonation, having an impact on the mouthfeel; malt flavor, with strong spicy character, leaning to cardamom and cedar; strong bitterness, with plenty of good hop resins, and some hop fruitiness, bitter oranges; long final.
Complex, not elegant, but very interesting.
Beergeek23322 (1706) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Dark abler color with a thick tan head. Malty aromas with caramel, hint of citrus, light fruit. Medium carbonation, plenty of hops for a long finish,
MJGG (894) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 750 ml. Arômes de houblons résineux et de levure plutôt phénolique. Robe orangée et très trouble, effervescence active et beaucoup de mousse. En bouche, les houblons sont relativement aromatiques et accompagnent beaucoup de levure plutôt phénolique. Le seigle est bien extrait et montre de belles notes maltées et épicées. Finale un peu trop amère compte tenu de la grande atténuation. On retrouve également beaucoup d’alcool et quelques notes de solvant. Bof...
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Piggly Wiggly homewood. Pours light brown with a couple of inches of khaki foam. Lots of lacing in the glass. Fragrant pine on the nose. This is aged a bit since I’m only getting faint rye and not a ton of pine or citrus on the tongue. Finishes clean. Probably would have been bolder fresher.
Japalo (939) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Guren. Haze golden. Intense pine citrus. Gentle heavy dry hoppy bitterness. Dry finish. The body quite intense with Rye notes. Great complex brew.
jonnyguns (655) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a hazy vibrant orange with a big off white fluffy head. Aromas of rye, pine, some citrus and lots of tropical fruit. Taste is the spicy rye and citrus fruits. Nice bitterness that lingers. Really enjoying this one very seasionable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone