Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was one of the twelve beers for the Christmas of 2010. I was surprised to find this beer had not been rated. It is a seasonal ale from July 2009. The ale poured a clear golden color with a small head that stayed with the ale. The ale has a medium body. The higher IBUs were very evident with a nice balance of alcohol over 7%. There is a bitterness as you finish each drink.
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grapefruit hop aroma. A little yeasty, Cloudy golden colour. Decent white frothy lace. Rich grapefruit flavour. Hoppy, yet a little dishwasher. Bad bottle maybe.
SpringsLicker (3132) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mostly clear gold with a thin white head.
Mildly fruity, hoppy aroma.
Lightly bitter flavor.
Easy drinking, but it doesn’t get into any exciting territory.
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 43°. Color is a nice gold with good carbonation and a small rocky head. Aroma is a fresh raw hop scent. It has a lighter medium body with a creamy mouth feel. Flavor starts lightly sweet with citrus fruit flavors then a bold bitterness jumps out. After taste is slightly dry as the bitterness hangs on. Overall its a good brew just a little too much citrus for me.
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice amber color with a small head. Aroma has a slight citrus with sharp aroma, Bitterness is pretty strong but very drinkable. It started to open up as it came to room temp.
sickassmick (224) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
smells sweet and fruity. taste is citrusy. not overly bitter. a very good IPA. I’d have to pair this against laggy’s staple IPA since i haven’t had it in a while but there is absolutely nothing wrong with this one that i can tell. super good beer.
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF-10
Golden with a small, white head.
Citrus and elderberries, som perfume and sweet oranges.
Butters (3763) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with minimal clearish head. Piney bitter mellow citrus american hop profile is extremely well done. Good residual piney bitterness. Delicious, solid american ipa.
strongpieman (1494) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent aroma - strong, floral. Golden, clear with medium carbonation and a thin white head. Strong bitter taste that aligns with a good IPA. Very solid all around... good finish, lingers but pleasant. Recommend this one.
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly clear golden amber with a bright white pillowy head that dissipated to a nice film and left excellent lace. Bright citrus hops aromas burst through on the nose with a hint of wheat in the background. Taste features strong bitter grassy and citrus hops up front with spruce highlights to make it feel like a Christmas beer. Soft mouthfeel, highly carbonated, and a clean crisp finish. Supposed to be a summer beer, but it feels right for Christmas.