Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a copper orange color with a finger of stocky tight bubbled foam. On teh nose its got some sweet tropical fruit punch, sourdough bread and a little creamsicle. On the palate its a bit heavier on the caramel malt than I expected and has a big hop bitterness that really draws out and get a touch of phenol in the lingering finish. But the juicy fruit punch add to the flavor complexity and balances the bitterness a bit. Thanks adnielsen !
robgibbens (393) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden amber color with white head. No lacing, very "clean" looking brew. Aroma slightly bready but seems sanitized. Taste is neutral to me not bad drinking however. Clean finish. I feel the aroma could be improved.
woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A truly..weird beer that is really good. You may think this is going to be sweet, almost barley-wine esque but it really is a style unto itself. Not sticky sweet but remarkably well balanced, fruity but dry. The high alcohol content of this brew makes 3 cans a decent evenings worth of drinking, or a nice day at the beach. Maui makes some of my favorite beers, they know what they are doing.
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location/Date:Can on February 20th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a clear orange.
Aroma: Aroma of papaya, breadfruit.
Taste: Breadfruit, faint toasted papaya, not super sweet. Interesting.
Palate:Medium light, quick aftertaste.
Summary: Apparently itís DFH collaboration night for me, as I had the Italy made My Antonia earlier. This is an interesting fruit beer, unlike any Iíve ever had. Kind of nice, as itís not super sweet.
ACHops (591) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can into a shaker pint. Pours murky golden orange with a thin creamy head that lasts well. Aroma is mildly sweet citrus and toffee malt. Taste is nutty slightly sweet caramel malt with juicy grapefruit notes. Finishes quite bitter. I havenít had breadfruit before, so that exact flavor is a bit of a mystery. I do get the toasted papaya seeds (the toasted part anyway...) and the Dogfish yeast flavor is familiar. Very unique. Refreshing and somewhat light given the abv here.
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: clear, kind of an odd orange color, with a fizzy near white head with average retention. Aroma: fruity and very floral/sweet, with notes of pineapple, peaches, mango, passion fruit, honey, and pie crust. Taste: sweet tropical fruits dominate up front, along with another fruity note from the yeast (I think), before an appealing graham cracker malt base rises. Finish: the sweet fruits hold on for awhile, but the malt base and yeasty spice last a surprisingly long time. Notes: Not a huge fan of this one. While the palate was light enough to completely mask the high abv, the tropical fruit flavors were just too strong, and did not lend themselves well to the character of the beer. A noble experiment to be sure.
benpickens (385) - Camarillo, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold with a foamy white head that holds well; stone fruits on the nose; fruity palate with a oily and moderateky bitter finish reminescent of grapefruit.
Suttree (4903) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky yellow, lively carbonation. Not much head. Smells fruity, like mango and other tropical fruits. I suppose thatís Breadfruit? Taste is fruity and lightly sour. Pretty refreshing. I liked it..
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of metal, unripe peach, gum, ammonia.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean, husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic.
Horrible...husks, metal, and ammonia in the nose, with an equally dirty, husky, and metallic aftertaste. Shameful.
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange-amber with a small white head. Light lacing. Mild aroma; some tropical fruit and bread. Taste is semi-sweet and very slightly bitter. Medium bodied and smooth. Very easy drinking and surprisingly strong. Good, but for a collaboration brew involving two quality brewers, this is surprisingly nondescript.