bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Very dark color, but there is lots of ruby on the edges. The head is multifinger beige. Aromas of resin and floral hop with roasted malt. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Taste is astringent hop with reasonably toasted malt. There is a lot of herb or floral aspect. Maybe even a little grassiness. Sort of puckers the mouth in the finish. Lots going on with this one. With time I can imagine there is a bit of sour. But maybe it’s just astringency.
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of sebletitje. Thanks Sebastian. Deep brown pour with thin off white 20 second head. The aroma is fairly complex with pine, resin, a bit of grass, perfumy floral hops and a bit of mild roasted malts. The taste is full crystal malts and mildly roasted malts moving into grapefruit hop bitterness, a touch of pine, resin and floral hop notes. Very nice stuff.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a cloudy brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of rye, citrus, and roasted black malts. Flavor of rye, hops (pine, citrus), and toffee with a moderately bitter finish.
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of googzoid10.
Pours dark brown with beige head.
Aroma is hoppy, very floral with citrus notes and a light oak nose.
Taste, bitter hops, light malts. Finish was rather bitter. Beer is very enjoyable and unique.
LinusStick (2992) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious and different IPA. Aroma was nice. Strong bitter citrus hops leaning on grapefruit. Pour was a nice deep dark amber with a 3 finger near tan head. Taste was very bitter with grapefruit dominating and a very sour drying aftertaste. Nice carbonation. The mouth and throat are bone dry after swallowing- I love sour beers so this was good but like Captain Cougar said, I think something may have been off.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Pours a mostly opaque with a very large, overcarbonated clingy froth of beige head. Aroma, unfortunately, has strong notes of sauerkraut and some faint dark roasted malts. Body starts effervescent and semi-tart with a touch of dark caramel and roasted malts, before a drier, more bitter finish Sadly, the citrusy hops are overshadowed by a bad infection. Looks like I must’ve gotten a bad bottle, since no one else seems to note any of these problems.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a clear brown to cola color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and citrusy with notes of malt, grapefruit, honey and hints of spice. Flavor is sweet and citrusy with notes of honey, grapefruit, floral hops and malt. Generally light to medium body with a floral hop finish.
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to sebletitje. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is woody, spicy pine with some citrus to it. Flavor is malty red grapefruit, some chocolate and bitter hops (think citrus and red grapefruit) to finish off. Nice and enjoyable.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a slightly hazy brown with a small off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with chocolate and coffee. Taste is the same as aroma but more prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.
rustymccrea (1) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Beer, a bit chocolate in flavor with some nice hop boost. Great with some heavy food. Nice and creamy. Perfect for relaxing after a hard day, probably wont have many of these though as I like the Stone IPA better and it is less expensive.