jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber. Pours copper / orange-brown with a very soft/subtle haze and a medium-thin white head (that leaves lace on the glass). Aroma is grassy hops with a touch of citrus and a touch of sweet grain. Flavor is clean and grainy upfront with a light cereal sweetness, a grainy stretch toward mid-palate, and a firm but balanced bitterness in the finish. The bitterness is grassy, spicy, and clean. Mouthfeel is crisp and medium-full in body. Overall, quite interesting. Lager yeast fermentation and noble hops do a curious yet veyr tasty things to an IPA!
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a clear golden with a light tan head. The head lasts fairly well, and laces great. Aroma is caramel malts, toasted bread and some hops. Has a light carbonation. The flavor is good. Lightly bitter with good balance. Has a light to medium body. The texture is oily. Has a nice finish wiht a pleasing aftertaste. Reminds me of a fine german lager. Very tasty.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
sample at carrboro beverage company. Ugh. Not much hops in the nose or flavor. Slight corny and watery, sweet malts, strange yeast smell and taste. Don’t know what it is, but I don’t like it.
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle poured into an English Pint at 41°. Color is a deep gold with mellow carbonation and a thin head. Aroma of caramely malt and wet hops. Body is a lighter medium that has a sharp mouth feel. Flavor comes on with a mild roasted malt taste, a hop spice and a hint of grass and ends bitter. After taste is sharp as the bitterness grows and lingers. Overall its an ok brew but a little too bitter in the end for me.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a medium copper amber with a thinning head- some lace. Aroma is light caramel and toasted malts, good fresh bread, and definitely a good amount of german hops, herbal and lightly grassy. Flavor is toasty, light sweetness, caramel, herbal and lightly spiced hops hints of mint, and bread, good clean finish and pretty smooth. Nice.
3fourths (7521) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
fresh bottle. burnt bronze color. caramel and burnt corn nose; sharp, fusel, aggressive and just generally stinky - some sort of butterscotch and mold character as well. hops are dry and pungent, yeast smells like egg shells. medium-full body; syrupy; disgusting. pretty bad experience when all you’re smelling and tasting is stinky egg shells.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, crystal malt, grain, and slight Earth. Poured amber in color with a small, loose, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Sparkling. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of crystal malt, hops, slight grain, and slight resin. Medium body. Lightly oily texture. Average carbonation. Crystal malt and hop finish is medium bitter. Not really very bitter or flavorful. 7.2%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Disappointing.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium golden/amber color with a small sized head. Aromas and tastes of some earthiness, grassy, earthy, and graininess. Clean finish.
Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells slightly roasted and of oranges. "I could wear this!" Tastes similar to how it smells, but with a lingering bitter iron flavor.
scoth (452) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange-amber with a medium beige head, fine lasting lacing. Earth
y aroma, with notes of grapefruit, vegetables, bubblegum, caramel, and toast. Medium body, velvety, and dry. A tiny bit of initial sweetness, and a hint of crisp citrus midpalate, then the big brutal hammer of bitterness; a lasting grapefruit finish. The first few sips were reminiscent of grapefruit pith, but it quickly grew more enjoyable. Only a minor flaw, a hint of DMS, in this fantastically daring lager.