TEJA (2420) - 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 (2284) - 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 (7849) - 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 (634) - 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
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle all the way from San Diego to Sylva NC!!! thanks to j-tiki. Pours a golden beer with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma is pine hoppy citrus. Flavor is sweet piny, grapefruit and pure hops, body is thick but easy to drink. This taste like sucking on a hop. Crazy beer but good!
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one is IN-TENSE! Deep rich golden yellow color, with small head a little carbonation. The aroma is knock-you-down hoppy. It is awesome. Flavor on the other hand is a little over the top. It has a tangy sweetness that is too much for my liking. It has a thick mouthfeel that I joked was almost ’syrupy.’ It is definitely a unique beer. Worth a try, it really lives up to its name!
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Snojerk321. Pours a slightly hazy liquid gold with a fluffy head. Nose is citric at first and then sweet. Some pine and passionfruit come through. It’s a bit cloying for my tastes, though finishes surprisingly dry. Decent.