thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to angrypirate06) Pours clear yellow with bubbles on top. Nose of very light hops, caramel, celery. Taste of bitter english-style hops, good matching malt, biscuit, and celery with an undercarbonated bitter grapefruit finish.
Beaver (1160) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, bottle on 2/3/10. Pours a clear light golden orange with a small creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is toasted biscuit malts with some fruity hops and a little slightly sour butterscotch.
The flavor is toasted malts with a touch of sweet fruit leading to a strong grassy bitterness that leaves a charred aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.
Overall, it has a surprising amount of bitterness, but I didn’t care for the toasted biscuit or the charred grassy bitterness.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear orange pour with soapy white head. Aroma is butter and dirt. Flavor is buttery, dirt, and slightly bitter.
ilovedarkbeer (2136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06. Nose is faint butter with some very faded hops and a cheesy note. Taste is weak sugary grape water and biscuits.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2010 AZ Strong Beer Festival. Pours clear gold. The nose is sweet citrus and malt. The taste is similar but a bit sweet for my liking. Medium bodied. OK IPA.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of angrypirate06. Clear yellow pour. Light white ring of bubbly head. Light hop aroma but lighter than expected. Taste has dry notes, with bitter hops and lots of grains. Kind of weak.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06. Pours with a white head and a golden body. Aroma of grass and pine. Taste is grassy, sweet, plastic and garbage. Light bubbles.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to angrypirate06, golden yellow with slight foam, aroma of pineapple and slightly sweaty, flavors of malty pine, pineapple, thin finish
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with a moderate white head. Aroma is malt, biscuit, caramel, hops and a tinbe of citrus. Flavor is citrus, sugars, caramel, some hop bitterness, the strange sweetness hit a herbal hoppiness in a way that I just didn’t care for. Not a bad brew, but I didn’t like the balance of flavors.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2010 12oz bottle. bottled 2/3/10. clear orange/gold under a large fluffy white head. aroma is bit like apple juice.....a lot like apple juice. this is weird. while straying from the the mega hopped american style ipa and using just handful of bittering hop, it lacks any kind of fat maltiness as well. i for one, prefer an english style ipa but this just lacks flavor altogether. bitter rye at times and i swear i get something smoked occasionally. somehow they hid 7% in there. smooth with low carbonation. kind of like a bitter water.