Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 500 ml bottle, thanks to Tyler and Mikkel. Firm and resinous hop aroma with lots of green melon rind, caramel, graham cracker, tea leaves and some salt. Very peppery, crisp hop flavor that licks very dry with sprucy bitterness; hints of cantaloupe, dandelion and spinach, and minerals. Very bitter altogether with an uncomfortable crystal presence grating against the mostly pleasant body of hops. Crisp and lightly chewy palate; finishes with some honey and lots of earth and grass. Pretty fair example altogether, but abrasive enough to have a degree of difficulty.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Quite aromatic. Smells like a double. Oily pine sap, wet grass, fresh hops, Skittles, Starbursts, perfume and cheese. Pours dark copper with a thin white ring. Green and hoppy on the tongue without much of a malt backbone. Plenty of cut grass and a bit of dry hay. Just a touch of malt.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fresh hoppy aroma, mostly citrus. The flavour has a lot of hops with a good showing from the malts. Overall it feels a bit more like an IPA with overwhelming hops and as Stine put it, peppery tea flavour. It’s fairly decent but not too great.
Habanero (3955) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2011 Pours with a hazy, light amber body and a large off-white, lasting, frothy head. Fair lacing. Nose of hops and caramel. Crisp, medium sweet flavour with caramel, pine and lemon. Long bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. An OK brew.
sloth (2793) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium sized tan head, retention is good with a lil bit of stringy lace clinging on. Lightly hazy, copper orange colored brew. juicey hop nose, some bubblegum, orange, light grapefruit and faint pine notes as well. Medium body with a prickly carbonation that just carries all the hop flavors really well, light crystal malts in the background. Finish is dry, nicely fruity with an unexpected bite that lingers along with all the hoppy goodness. Well done! Bottle from Stateline.
BeerandBlues2 (12049) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy, off-white head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, straw, meal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, grass, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple and pear. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral green hops, light caramel, and some citrus. Tastes of earthiness, pine, light caramel, and citrus.
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a lightly hazy, orange amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee malts, citrus, tropical fruits, some caramel, and light pine. Taste of grassy hops, more pine, a bit of honey, and toasted dough, with a slick mouthfeel, with a moderate hop finish.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a lightly hazy amber with golden notes and a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of floral notes, mixed citrus, orange, caramel and bready. Flavor of tea, earthy hops, grassy, grapefruit, pine, some caramel, moderate hop bitterness and yeast.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear sparkling orange, light tan creamy head. Juicy citric-orangey aromas lay on soft waves of pine and mango. Full on crisp hop bitterness with just a slight hint of sweet honeyed malt rounding it out. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, dry bitter finish. Thanks for sharing, kmweaver! Congrats again to Stine on the naming of this beer too.