pineypower (2516) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Canal’s Marlton. Pours out a nice dark copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of nice tropical fruits, light sweet malts, caramel, cereal. Taste is light fruity hop notes, some caramel, grainy notes, light toffee and a decent bitterness on the finish. Solid brew.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shimmering gold, thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose is heavy resin, grassy, light cheese and cracker. Flavor is light melon and resin, cracker ad oats mid, bit of caramel sweetness in the finish. Not too sweet, dryness preserved in end though a bit simple and some sweetness creeping in.
iraqvetx8 (1) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am a big fan of home brewed, hop forward IPA’s. This was surprisingly on par with some of the best home brew that I have sampled. It was so good that I am making plans to stock up on this to last me well after the holidays. Very happy right now.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color with a white head. Pleasant fruit-dominated hop aroma that included the likes of grapefruit, orange, and melon. There was also some cereal grain. Medium bodied and dryish with moderate bitterness. Pine, orange zest, and pale malt/cereal flavors.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2L growler from Bill’s in Summerville. Mild (-er than expected) yet solid hop nose. Juicy, citrus, hop forward beer held strong w/ mild (yet solid) malt backbone. Holds it’s own against way bigger IPA/DIPA. Fukc Brown Sugar this will work...this year.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle: pours a clear bright golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a huge fresh resiny hoppy nose with good lightly toasted maltiness underneath and some honeydew melon character. Starts with pretty good fullness and clean malty sweetness with lots of piny hop flavor and bitter balance before a drier more bitter and lingering finish. I love the hoppy aroma, but the finish could be a little less bitter. Nonetheless, a great IPA that I hope they make more of.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. More piney than floral hops abound in a somewhat mute fashion in this one. Very good AMA hoppy, fresh beer.
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baraciisch (1903) - USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden in color... Aroma is floral hops... Flavor is slightly watery and bready, with a nice bitter finish... Really unremarkable, not a holiday ale at all... Tastes more like a pale ale than anything... Lagunitas, you suck, bring back the Brown Shugga!!!
jmikolich (1449) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle at wolfeys for the Parker holiday party, nose is citrus and bright it smells wonderful taste is a bitter medly of rye and wheat with the hops still owning everything this beer is sweet!!! As in awesome
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden, white cover. Aroma is resin, pine. Taste is the same resin, some light toast. Very nice.