cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with scrizzz - Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops and a hint of toasted malt. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt and pine hops. Has an astringent aftertaste. Medium body. A decent IPA. Thanks Clint.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber courtesy of SirChugsALot poured into a tulip.
This one pours a bright, clear amber with hints of red underneath a big yellowish white head that recedes fairly quickly to a solid ring and leaves decent lacing.
The dominant aroma up front is the light citrus hop whiffs of grapefruit and lemon zest. However, the malt presence really surprised me with lots of lightly toasted caramel malts in the nose as well.
The taste follows the aroma pretty closely and, again, is a very balanced IPA. There are plenty of hops up front, some grapefruit but a little more earthy in character than the aroma suggested. The malt backbone is much bigger than most of the IPAs Iíve had recently and keep the hops from dominating by coating the palate with caramel.
The mouthfeel is very smooth and slightly dry in the finish, though not very bitter at all. The hop profile, while sizable, doesnít really translate into bitterness in the mouthfeel.
This is a tasty and very well balanced IPA. Itís not the most aggressively bitter west coast IPA Iíve had but that adds a little bit to the drinkability.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and soapy. Tastes of citrus and spicy with a light peppery finish.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark orange color with the tracing of a head on a 4oz taster. hop aromas prevalent with a bitter taste but the follow through was a bit flat.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting @ argo0ís place. Bomber thanks to acrdz. Clear amber with an off white head. Excellent lace. Sweet citrus nose, orange and light grapefruit, sweet caramel. Flavor is more of the same. Slightly resinous body. Nice.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A yeasty, dirty and dry piney IPA. Certainly not refreshing but pleasantly tasty
How: Bottle, probably fresh.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a small beige head
In long: Hoppy nose with a focus on pine tree. Body and taste is rather unconventional. Fluffy yeasty body with a dusty/sand-pepper character, floury and doughy, coniferous, dirty/earthy notes, tree birch, soft caramel. Tasty, dry and very dirty. Whereís the malt? This about the opposite of a clean fruity refreshing IPA. I kind of liked it I think this is supposed I would quickly get tired of if it was available locally. And considering the current state of the North American beer-geek using a logo like the one on this bottle is the marketing equivalent to using a quadriplegic picture for a brand of motorbikes.
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - JAN 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
<i>Tasting at Papsoe</i>
Hazy red-amber color; big head. Fruity hoppy aroma, with a light touch of apples. Toffee flavor, quite dry, some residual sweetness; luckily the hopping is more interesting, resiny and a bit fruity. Quite good.
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty, and so is the flavor, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of bu11zeye. Hazy amber golden with a dense and stable off-white head. Fresh citrusy nose. Medium body, quite fruity with some vitamin-C notes and a rather bitter finish. 311008
yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours hazy orange with huge white head. Mild citrusy to peachy aroma. Smooth yeasty and hoppy fruity flavoured with a mild citrusy note. Goes into a very dry hoppy and acidic dry flavoured finish. Quite dry hoppy brew.