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)
Balazs (747) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Poured amber, with a big, off-white head. Fruity nose, with peaches, orange, pineapple and honey in the aroma. Pleasant hops, with rye present. Oily, smooth.
Inbreak (1395) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28.09.2012, 0,75l bottle sampled @ Borefts:
Frisk fruktig lukt med preg av lys malt, humle, grapefrukt, sitrusskal, tørka frukt, gras, høy. Lett konsentrert bitterbeisk fruktig smak med preg av lys malt, humle, beiskt gras, høy, tørka frukt, sitrusskal, sitrus. God bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
Enjoyit (3083) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber of color iwth a foamy off white head. An aroma of hops, citrus and malt. A flavor of citrus, hops, pine, dry, weak malt, grapefruit, citruspeel and high carbonation.
Cmax (8) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Alright let's be honest, this is an IPA. Very hoppy. The bottle says wild yeast, Brettanomyces and souring bacteria. Other than MAYBE a slight Brett SMELL, the taste is nothing more than your standard Sierra Nevada IPA. Looking for a nice sour? Pass on this one. Look for Cuvée des Jacobins, any RRBC sours -the best, or Goose island Lolita and/or Juliet. (Juliet being the superior). Jester King, I want to love you bc I love your artist, but please, get a real brewmaster in house. No more piss and asphalt, please.
Modularman (39) - - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours dark gold with large white head, aroma of fruit, taste of fruit with a slight bitter hop finish. Good IPA
airrick2003 (394) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: the beer pours with a large white head that settles into a very nice dense head, the beer is a darker yet very hazy gold color, good head retention, good lacing Aroma: very strong spice, almost a sweet spice, citrus, orange, some bread, egg, yeast, some funk Taste: lots of spice up front almost reminds me of pumpkin, a certain sweetness hints, coriander, Palate: leaves mouth dry, has a slight bitter aftertaste, moderate mouthfeel, lively carbonation Overall: very interesting beer, sweet flavors with strong spice notes that remind me of pumpkins, still not a very sweet beer overall, bottled 11-4-13. Enjoyed 1-24-14 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BEENJAMIN (256) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle at home - held to the light, pours a hazey yellow with a lasting frothy white head. The aromas are complex; bergamot, candied lemon peel, spruce, white tea, and grains. Taste is tart and dry with a faded bitter hop finish and is overall refreshing. The yeast strain in combo with the rye and hops create a spicy unique ale that I look forward to having again.
Metallion66 (103) - - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very solid beer. Great hoppy Aroma, the Rye, yeast and hops work together nicely to give this beer a slight viciousness.
pushkinwow (1822) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Murky peach with an off white head. Smells carbonated, flowery, light horse blanket, old musty pine needles, yeast, grapefruit skin, pepper. Moderate+ carbonation, interesting body, very dry, chardonnay, more pepper.
queenholly (2571) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange caramel malt, brown bread, spicy rye, and alcohol aroma. Hazy amber with a moderate off-white head. Caramel malt, sweet tart orange, light rye flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.