grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a very small head, undercarbed. Aroma of citrus and spicy hop goodness. A little malt backbone also. Nice balanced flavor and palate.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by glid02 at the Brick Store.
Pours a clear golden amber with a small soapy off-white head that recedes quickly to a swirl and leaves almost no lacing.
The smell is mainly citrus hops with lots of juicy mango, oranges and grapefruit. The malts are there, lending a balance to the nose.
The taste is slightly more floral than citrus but the hops don’t exactly knock me over. There’s plenty of pale malts in the mix as well and the taste is fairly well balanced and certainly isn’t the hop bomb I was expecting given the name.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and is slightly sticky with the hop juice mentioned in the name. It’s not overly bitter though.
This is a decent DIPA that isn’t super bitter but it’s not exactly well balanced either. Not too bad.
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is of candied sugar with some ethanol and a little bit of spicy hoppiness. Not overly quaffable. Transparent copper body with a medium off-white head. Scant lacing. Light sweet start, before this becomes peppery, ethanolic, burning, and harsh. Lots of booze, not a lot of body. Some late grapefruit hops. Unimaginative and barely drinkable.
TEJA (2147) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at OT. Rather small hop aroma for a double IPA. Small head. Big hop taste with a well balanced bitterness. Good caramell and sweetness.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to illidurit. Orange with a lasting white head. The aroma was a bit lacking for a DIPA, with some pine, light spice, and earthy, oniony hops. The flavor is hoppy with a bitter piney finish, sweet grainy malts, and light spice. Medium bodied. Lasting bitterness in the finish. While the bitter/malt balance is good, the hop aroma and flavor seemed a bit odd and weren’t really my thing.
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crystal clear golden orange color with a small lasting white head. Big grapefruit juice aroma with pale malt, a little honey, maybe tangerine. Flavor is grapefruity and citric acidic with a boozy hoppy sharpness. Herbal in the finish with a disappointingly moderate bitterness. The alcohol helps evaporate the beer from the palate, leaving an astringent aftertaste. Doesn’t really live up to the Hop Juice moniker.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber/gold with medium off white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor is bitter hops with notes of pine, grapefruit, and a very bitter finish.
Svesse (7701) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 13 June 2009) Amber colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of caramel, citrus, pine needles and marzipan. Fruity, malty taste with orange peel, caramel, sweet malt and lots of pine needles in a really hoppy finish. Full body, fairly sweet. Grerat balance between all the piney hops and the malt. Great beer.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice reddish-gold with respectable foamy head. Aroma is all over the place pungent hops. Being a bit hod sensitive, it almost makes me nervous to drink. Light, piney taste initially, followed by the mellow finish. Bitterness is everpresent, but doesn’t make it hard it drink. It’s decent, but I wouldn’t skip other beers to get to it.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. aroma of pine, grapefruit, clove, citrusy hops. Decent west coast double IPA