bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, caramel, and apricot. Flavor of pineapple, grapefruit, light pine, and earthiness with a dry, bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/5/2009 Total Score: 3.7
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, grass, caramel,pineapple, and some herbs. Flavor of hops (herbal, floral, citrus, pine) and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-thanks Ibrew2or3 Tampa Weekly Gathering @TBBC-pours a tight off white head and gold color. Aroma is floral/citrus, some light malt. Taste is floral/citrus-orange rind, secondary light/medium malt. Drying finish.
argo0 (12291) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Large off-white, rocky head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some wheat, taste is pretty much the same. Medium body, some resin, very drinkable.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice aroma strong hops pine, wheat citrus with a touch of astringency. Pours golden amber with a nice head w sticky lacing. Flavor is full bodied bitter with citrus, wheat, and a touch of lemon. Finish is bitter and sticky with nice floral notes. Overall a fantastic beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours copper with gold hues and off white head. The aroma is smooth sweet malt and wheat mixing with sweet citrus, spicy hops and orange peel. The taste is pretty bold with varied citrus hops leading to highly bitter hop notes and lighter amounts of citrus hop flavor, some spicy hops and then mild sweet malts deep in the background. It ends pretty thin in body and dry and with tasting lingering citrus hop flavor.
FlacoAlto (3881) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on Date of the First week of August 2010; Sampled December 2010
A solid pour produces a fat, three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer has a pretty orange-copper hue that is brilliantly clear when held up to the light, otherwise it has a dark copper / light amber hue as it sits on my desk. As a first impression, the aroma smells of bright tropical fruit / citrus backed by dusty, cracker like malt character. I like the nose of this beer, it is quite fresh and vibrantly hoppy and I was worried it would be a bit stale, but luckily this is not the case. Aromas of lychee, kumquat, an almost tangerine / apple cider type thing and a floral peach type thing are all quite noticeable from the hop character. There is perhaps a hint of herbal and pine hop character, but this is most definitely a hop-fruit focused beer.
Redolent with hops as this first hits my tongue, the beer is quite a bit more herbaceous than the aroma would have suggested, but this still has a lot of hop fruit character. The beer finishes with a bitterness that is firm but not overly aggressive. Up front the beer has bright notes of tangelo zest, lychee, and blood orange juice this is followed by some tongue numbing menthol, pine and an herbaceous, not quite hemp oil like, bitterness. The finish has an interesting, essential citrus oil flavor to it along with a menthol and herbal hop character. This has enough sweetness to it to accentuate the fruity hop character, but is actually quite light bodied; the wheat character helps to keep this light and quaffable. A touch of alcohol warming / spiciness is noticeable in the finish at times, though this usually remains quite smooth in the finish.
Definitely a nice beer and I would love to be able to get this reliably in the summer months. This is one that definitely satisfies the need for a hop fix.
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. High hoppy, sweet malty, resin, high bitterness, toasted, bisquit, light wheaty, citrus. Nice.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with a small off white head. Hoppy nose with plenty of pine, grapefruit and peach. Flavor had pine, grapefruit and plenty of hops. Finished dry and bitter.
joergen (23768) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head.
Fruity and hoppy aroma of citrus and pine needles.
Fruity flavour of pine needles and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle. Apparently this one is a summer seasonal so I’m guessing this bottle is a little stale. Pours a dark straw color with a heavily lacing collar of froth. Nose is remarkably absent considering this is supposedly a 2IPA, some stale hop aromas with a hint of some citrus that was probably stronger a few months ago. Still has some grainy wheat aroma kicking around. The flavor is mildly bitter with a fairly intense spiciness from the wheat addition. Other than the bitter kick there isn’t much else going on with the hops in the flavor. The palate is a little on the oily side, but the wheat keeps it from being resinous like a standard 2IPA. The finish has a grassy note that doesn’t inspire me to have more. Will have to re-rate this if I can get my hands on a fresh bottle.