Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bomber is for sharing and was aged about a year in my cellar. A very hoppy beer, hoppy but balanced aroma, great head with lace. This doubles up to soften the mouthfeel and the hop lead bitterness and mintiness stays on the palate in the finish.
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks acknud...this beer is smooth and really damn good. Pours a golden color wtih a thin but foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy but also ciderish. Flavor is malty, almost like a boddingtons with a great hop bite. A little more hops and this would be world class!!!
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Earthy, evergreen and tree bark nose; smells a bit like a PNW forest floor, but better? Pale malt sweetness in step with perfect bitterness and a rumor of acidity provide excellent balance. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, lightly bitter finish.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with tiny white head. Aroma is sweet malty and fruity with nice hoppy notes. Flavor is sweet with hops and fruits. Nice bitter end. Lovely!
shrubber85 (10357) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange, grapefruit and grassy hops aroma. Medium yellow amber color with small head. Sweet orange malt flavor up front with a metallic pine hops finish. A good beer - I guess though for a beer honoring the great Frank Zappa, I would have expected something more obscure and unexpected. Still, a nice memorial.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dusty orange colour. Sweet, fruit and pine aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet and quite fruity peach flavour with pine and citrus. Sweet dry quite fruity well lasting finish. Great IPA.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a warm golden beer with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma has fruity notes of papaya, mango, tangerine, resin and a touch of caramel. The flavour has a light sweetness and the same nice notes as the flavour, but the citrus is more dominant, especially grapefruit. The bitterness is light. Thank you Tom/After4ever for this charming beer.
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008-06-16. Bottle. Golden yellow body, smallish white head. Sweet aroma has a light fragrant flower character to it, with and odd spice presence - the cobination reminds me of scented soaps from Grandma’s bathroom for some reason. Strange, but not unpleasant (6+). Flavour has similar moderate floral and spice overtones, in a muted flavour of sweet pale malt. Average palate. Decent but the floral and spice is what I find most prominent and I do not particularly care for it. [Post rating note - this is an IPA????? We have a second bottle, perhaps I will see how that one fares.] Bottle courtesy of trade with sdbruboy.
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2007 Rerate 10/2. I’m kicking this one down a bit because the palate heft, complexity, and taste didn’t seem to hold up as well when I let one warm up a little. Still very good, but not quite as good as I rated it initially.
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy medium copper with 1-finger off-white head and a lot of carbonation streams. Aroma is heavy dry hops, black pepper, tangerine, pineapple, mango, caramel malt. Smooth, crisp, very dry hoppy taste, with notes of black pepper, pineapple, and tangerine throughout. I enjoyed this one, and look forward to having another this evening. Well done.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 22 oz bomber. Very pale golden beer. Crystal clear with a sticky white head. The aroma is fruity and fresh with loads of tangerine and grapefruit with a soft resinous piny character. A bit of lean crisp maltiness but the hops are the most expressive component of this brew. Moderate bitterness but loads of fresh grapefruit and tangerine hop flavour. Soft pithy bitterness. Nice straight-forward west coast IPA.