3fourths (7533) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Good nose of grassy fresh hops, dank almost, some honey and birch and pine scent as well. Crisp and moderately light on the tongue, some grassy honey flavors, light and refreshing, could almost convince me that itís a wheat hybrid at times except for the tangy bitterness. I thought this was a pretty decent IPA, meaning that at the very least it satisfied my hop cravings.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crunchy pine and grapefruit hops hanging on the palate, culminating in a dry bark ending...Malt is non-consequential it seems, this a hop quaffer...As pleasantly sense numbing and thirst quenching as Rogue's Brutal Bitter...
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly turbid dark straw with a medium, creamy white head, some floaties, and moderate lace. Aroma of hops, malt, fruit, pine, spice. Tastes hoppy, with some malt, fruit, and spice hints. Palate is medium, with a slightly dry finish. Not quite as balanced as I crave with IPAs, but very good nonetheless.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour, with a nice white head and some excellent lacing. Big foresty (not really pine) hop aroma. Nicely bitter, my initial assessment was that it lacked enough malt to back it up, but subsequent samples later at the Mondiale change my assessment which earned it another point for the flavour. Finish is a touch on the thin side but not so much as to be overly distracting. Very nice beer. Mondiale 3T (Radek/Tiggmtl).
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a thick lacy white head. Aroma is fresh, bold and hoppy with some earthy malt presence. Smooth and sweet body has a bitter bite toward the finish. Kinda reminds me of a toned down version of Stone 7th Anniversary. A good, drinkable, and fresh IPA. Thanks to SpringsLicker for bringing this to the Georgia 14% gathering!
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a medium sized head. Very nice lacing. Mild hops in the aroma. Hops take a while to materialize out of the sweet goopy malty mess. This one is muddled and all off-kilter. Too bad.
GT2 (7105) - Riverslime, California, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 mL. Pours a hazy light amber with a good two-finger, tan, fluffy head with great lacing. Very nice aroma of citrus hops, orange peel, peaches, and some caramel malt. Taste is nutty and buttery with some grapefruit and orange peel alongside skunky malt and stale hops. Dry hoppy finish with lots of peaches. Not bad. Unusual.
Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím surprised I hadnít rated this. Poured healthy medium orange with a creamy, well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma picked up apricot, citrus, and a little piney hoppage over a simple, but sufficient sweet caramel base. The flavor was more malt-centric than anticipated with a tough-to-ID bitterness that hit right at the back.. caramel again at the core with pine and fruity bitterness through the middle.. lots of sweetness along with the aforementioned bitter hit on the finish. Medium-bodied with just OK balance on the palate.. higher carbonation.. Iíd drink another, but I wouldnít be too excited about it.
Dogbrick (6859) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to VENOM for this unique IPA. The bottle has an interesting trippy feel. Pours a bright clear orange color with a very thin off-white head. Thin and quick lacing. Aroma is mostly hops and fruit, along with something that smelled like Starburst candy. Crisp and clean and a nice level of hops in the flavor, but every once in awhile a strange cotton candy-like flavor would seep through. Still it is very drinkable and a decent IPA. I look forward to trying more offerings from this brewer.
DruncanVeasey (6639) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Straw with a coarse bubbled, tufting head festooning the glass. Neat hop Punk IPA juiciness on the snout; grapefruit, passion fruit, tomato vine, lemon and lime wine gummage with a crumb of biscuit. Lean and spiky with a big slug of puckering, tonic water and grapefruit juice bitterness mellowed slightly by stewed tea, liquorice and honey-dabbed biscuit. Drinks like Punk- a big welcome surprise after the tipper that was #9.