BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy sunrise orange with an suitable head, Sharply bitter hop nose with some citrus notes. The flavor is more even-tempered. Medium hoppiness with a solid malt-backbone and some citrusiness and a definite, diffuse herbalness and slight iced tea with a touch of honey finish. Nice complexity.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a goldish/orange/yellow with a white head. aroma was citrus, dirt, tree roots, and maybe some papaya. flavor was pine, orange, weird herbal bitter on the finish. medium body with low-medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (9670) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber poured a cloudy golden amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, pine, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a watery finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of pine with a crisp lightly bitter watery finish.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think this is a quite tasty beer. A good initial hop bite, a lot of tea/honey flavor. This beer stays very consistent throughout. I really liked this.
AmEricanbrew (5794) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color/ no head. Floral hop aroma with mild earthy mate dirt. medium body. Caramel malt flavor with dry mate, bitter grapefruit. mild no doze buzz. different.
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This 22 oz bottle poured a slightly cloudy amber color with a good sized off-white head. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Medium body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The floral floral hops are dominate, and the herbal flavors are subdued. The finish is bitter and the herbs and spices show up more at the end.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of yerba mate, pine, eucalyptus, pineapple, cinnamon, and banana. Flavor of tea leaves, florals, grass, and toasted sesame.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light citrus hops with an earthy scent from the mate. Cloudy orange with a small head. Flavor is light hops, some malt and more of that mate earthiness. Not something I would want to drink all the time, but a really interesting experiment, the sort I’d love to see more of.
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 22oz bottle thanks to travita) Pours very clear yellow. Nose of juniper, citrus hops. Taste of unsweetened malt/grains, and citrus hops.
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Hazy golden/straw with very little head and no lacing
Aroma: Citrus, pine, flowers
Taste: Sweet malts, citrus and bittering/sour at the finish
A different IPA, but good. The Yerba Mate gives it a different taste than I was expecting from the aroma.