Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can pours clear copper with loose tan head. The modest aroma offers up a bit of spicy hops, even less citrus and a sort of malty sensation. The taste has some sweet malts and a mix of mostly citrus, spicy and a bit of earthy hops. It seems these notes are unable to pull together into a cohesive flavor.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear gold, frothy beige head. Aroma of wood, resin, toffee, mostly dank and earthy hops with a touch of lemon. Taste has a good amount of bitterness, but it does not have as long or brutal of a finish as I expected. Lots of malt balances this hop that I am experiencing for the first time that I know of here. There is just some bright or floral hop flavor and aroma that I would love to have in this beer. Towards the end of the beer, it became surprisingly hard to drink. My funky ass homebrewed IPA is easier to drink than this.
Nikiel (864) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can with Carla. Pours dark gold with white foam. Smells lightly spicy of hops and rye. Tastes bitter of rye and hemp.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can from Mainbrew - Pours a clear orange with a puffy white head. Initial aroma shows a lot of malt through the hops. Tastes sweeter than I expected. Kind of grows on you after a bit.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tin. Orange clear pour with thick lasting white head. Medium hop aroma, tangerine and grass. Medium flavour, a bit of sweetness among the bitter. Balanced. Long hop finish.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can courtesy jjfoodie. Pours a clear orange color with a light ring of white head. Aroma is slightly veggie with soured grain. Strange spicy hops. Flavor is sweet hops, some spicy notes and dry earthy hops. Dry finish. Slightly bitter.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(355ml can) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine, biscuit, and grass. Flavor of caramel malt, grass, light pine, and bread with a dry, bitter finish.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a clear orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing. Citrusy hops aroma with some malt in the background. Medium body with a resiny hops character and notes of citrus, sweet malt and grain. The finish is hoppy with a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Decent overall.
drjay44 (2447) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. can. Shared with Don at brew club. Pours a lasting, white head, over a clear amber (SRM 7) body.....nose is light hop florality with minimal pine, bit of citrus....taste is light toffee/caramel to start finishing with a citrus bitterness....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. This is a drinkable,reasonably balanced, but otherwise unremarkable IPA. BJCP 6/3/11/4/6
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with quite a head. Nice citrus and herbal hops on the nose, balancing the light caramel well. The flavor has more malt up front -- wish they’d let those falconer hops shine -- and finishes with a very vinous bitterness. Tasty, but for a special brew made to commemorate a brewer, I expected something more refined.