bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, bread, earth, caramel, pineapple, and apricot. Flavor of orange, bread, caramel, pineapple, mango, and dried apricots.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Small off-white head, clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, spicy, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, mango, spicy. Medium body, some resin, minimal carbonation.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft courtesy of argo0, thanks! Clear golden color, no head or lacing. Aroma of summer fruits. Taste is boozy with light spice and some other descriptive adjective that I canít quite make out in my notes. It starts with a "c."
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head. Smells a bit sweet but also quite oxidized (mostly cardboard). Some stale sugar in there too. A faint hop aroma, maybe a bit of citrus peel. The flavor is also quite cardboardy. Sweet sugar and citrus hop notes, but certainly quite...old. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Good, but compared to the fresh Hop Stoopid and Sucks on tap? Sad comparison, amongst amazing competition. Pours with a clear, but very deep golden hued body with a white head. Good lace. Aromas are of brown sugar, tamarind, floral, citrus, rose water, cantaloupe and herbal hops. Flavors are very malty. Too malty for my tastes. Brown sugar, caramel, floral, grainy with a mild citrus hop character. Lowish carb. Not a bad beer per say, but not great either. But next to Sucks and fresh Hop Stoopid, this beer, well, sucks! I am all for experimentation, but if a lower rate of experimentation allows for "Holiday Leftovers" aka Sucks year round...Iíd be fine with that.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear vibrant copper color with a thin frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral, citrus and vegetal hop notes with caramel malts. The taste is big citrus and herbal hops with big caramel malts. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Quite nice.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruti and light summer fruit aroma with light earthiness. Grapefruit and summer fruit with tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit lingers with tropical fruit and light caramel.
Ibrew2or3 (6208) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lagunitas during SF Beer Week, what a week! It pours crystal clear copper with near white head. The aroma has some malt sweetened citrus notes and then crisp spicy hops and then some grapefruit into the end of the draw. The taste has a mix of citrus hops and spicy hops and then delivers crisp yumminess. It goes from flavor hops and picks up only modest hop bitterness to midway. It ends pretty smooth and somewhat sweet. Yummers.
crossovert (5693) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. A citrusy, fruity IPA. Not too much in the way of bitterness but relatively drinkable.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark yellow with a creamy off white head. Big hoppy grassy and citrus aroma and taste with an oaty finish. Not bad.