jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@Lupulin Slam II: Poured ruby reddish amber. Aroma is very fruity hops with a slight pine. Flavor is fruity with a slight earthiness.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ lupulin slam: Amber color with no head(possibly due to it being poured for some time before I drank it). The nose is loaded with grapefruit, hops, pine. Taste is all grapefruit - both sweet and tart, alcohol, and is quite smooth with little to no carbonation. All hops, no malt.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Gold-copper. Massive hops in the nose, pine and grapefruit. Flavor is very hopy, explosively tart, then sweet and malty, but mostly hops. Good, but would have been better non-cask.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask - Bright orange-gold body with a white head. Aroma is pure hoppiness. Pine citrus etc.. Nothing else. Flavor is more of the samequite bitter throughout. Maybe hop extract should be the name. Sytupy soft body. Cask really hurts this one. Quoth Sam C. "reminds me of the tree I used to have have to keep my car smelling pretty." True, to true.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(cask) Hazy golden body with minimal head. Aroma is sweet, grapefruit juice, pine, some floral. Taste is very sweet (cotton candy), strong grapefruit, some pine. Some alcohol burn. Sticky full body with almost no carbonation.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 Draft @ O’Briens. Well, the name speaks volumes about this beer as this stuff is exactly that, freshly squeezed hop juice. Absolutly no balance at all. Just straight up bitterness, lemons and orange zest. Not much head.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 On tap @ the San Diego Strong Ale Fest. On cask. Poured a darker amber color with a small white head. Piney with some grapefruit and oranges. Sweet with a bitter finish.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Pizza Port 8th Strong Ale Festival 04. Clear gold, certainly smells like pure hops juice. Dominated by grapefruit, herbal floral piney hops, though does have some malt backbone. The finish is quite bitter and will... finish you off. I’m done.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes kind of like a stronger Pure Hoppiness. Could use more malt and could be thicker but has a nice oily mouthfeel.
daniela (9) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 16, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
what i like to call a "hops masturbation session." ridiculously hoppy in flavor, yet still drinkable. like eating a barrel of barley with an acre of pine trees with a few sliced lemons on top. stunning without being annoying ’cuz there’s a solid malty body underneath this nonsense. i drank a pint while reading a kurt vonnegut book at the bar of the toronado on a ridiculously busy monday night when the bartender was pissed and some portugese winery intern hit on me . what a great beer.