oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@The Chriso Rock The Roof Down pre-GBBF shindig. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some slight syrupy sweetness as well as a bunch of fruity and floral hops. Flavour is fruits, wood, caramel malts, some mild burnt sugary sweetness as well as some mild bread and earthyness.
RickKempen (19) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Great example of American brewers being able to restrain themselves! A superb IPA without being ’ in your face’.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Orange colored brew. Floral hops in the nose. Flavor has nice hops, mild, earthy.
Scopey (9384) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Rake, London. Colour; straw yellow, off-white head. Nose; hay, floral. Taste; grassy, some citrus, faint hops. To be honest I found it boring and dull, I wish I was drinking Brewdog Hardcore IPA or Dogfish head 90minute instead.
skortila (4853) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. The aroma has some caramel malts, oranges, grapefruits. Slightly hazy, yellow-orange coloured beer with an off-white, lasting, medium head. The taste is slightly bitter, has caramel malty sweetness and fruitiness, more hopbitter in the end. Medium bodied. Easy drinker.
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF 2010. Peppery spicy herby IPA. Gold with a slight haze, thin off white head. Some bitterness on finish. Some ok fruit in the mouth. Good bitterness on the finish. Very decent and non showy IPA.
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This has a relatively low rating but I’m not sure why. Pours a glowing orange with a frothy sticky white head. Aroma isn’t super fresh so it’s a bit biscuity, light honey, light resiny. Flavor is certainly on the dry side, light toffee and biscuit, some piney resiny hops, just a touch floral, dry and drinkable with nice character, medium bitterness. Light bodied, sizzling carbonation, nice. Would love to try this fresh. Oh yea... the 7% is nowhere to be found.
BFassburg (23) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass it formed a 1/2 inch white head with fine bubbles that dissipated quickly, leaving a thin head. Aroma has hints of ginger, herbs and citrus. Color is pale gold and it is very clear. It has a bitter dry taste with hints of ginger and citrus that overpowers the mild malt flavor, though it isn’t overpoweringly bitter.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I dont get the monkey thing, was expecting some big crazy beer with the clever label, but ended up with just a pretty simple, solid beer. Everything about the beer is a light malt smell to a light bready taste to light finish, but very very drinkable for an almost 7% beer. This is one of the better Left Hand beers i’ve had.
tmoreau (2994) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a snifter at Lunar Brewing Co. in Villa Park, IL. Presented a hazed, deep orange color, with about a 1/2" of creamy, off white head foam that lasted for awhile, and then deposited some web-like lacing on the sides. The nose was a little yeasty funk, light citrus, and some mid-fruit. Less the funk, the flavor was similar notes, with a strong lasting bitterness, and dry finish.