beerbill (3334) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and laced the glass well. Very pleasant aroma of grapefruit and bready malt. The flavor begins with malt with the same bready characteristic as the aroma, followed by a wash of grapefruit hops bitterness that is more pith than fruit. Dries out a bit at the finish with a lingering bitterness in the back of throat that extends well beyond the swallow. At $5.99/bottle, while a solid beer, not something I’d look to revisit.
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. Murky brown color, huge thick beige head. Aroma of wet grass and scallions. Taste is extremely bitter from start to finish. True to the style, but too bitter for my taste.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Potent hop oils over cloudy/hazy IPA. Doesn’t look good; luckily smells great, even then not as HUGE as most IPA. Drinkable w/ a pleasant bitterness. Floral & fun. Expensive thou, points lost there.
vyvvy (3909) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy dark brown / bronze with an off-white head. The aroma is biscuit / caramel maltiness along with some funky hops along with citrus and floralness. Medium smooth body turns resiny with lots of micro carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth grapefruit, earth and pine hoppiness. It is then joined by toasty caramel malt that gives a balance, but it is still hop forward. The finish is dry and resiny with lots of pine, pine cone, earth and grapefruit rind that coats the tongue. A rock solid fantastic IPA.
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle cap on this beer is printed with 02/03/12.
Aroma:Sweet with the smell of freshly cut grass. A little bit of alcohol.
Appearance:Fantastic head that is slow to dissipate. Amber in color. Hazy.
Taste:The first taste hits hard with sweetness and hoppyness. The hops are rather subtle in flavor (but not with bitterness). Towards the midtaste, I get a little bit of peach or apricot that sticks around through the aftertaste.
Palate:Nice low to medium body. Nice carbonation. A slight astringent bite that makes this beer more refreshing.
Overall:This is a subtle IPA that’s very pleasant to drink. I’d drink this again.
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Medium beige head with nice lacing atop cloudy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, pine, bread/caramel. Extremely bitter. Chewy medium body, some acidity. A big IPA, bordering on an IIPA.
PorterPounder (5378) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee Tasting at Proof/Liquor Loft - 12 oz bottle. Strong spruce and cat urine aroma. Juicy grapefruit bitterness - fresh and resiny. Thick, rich mouthfeel - very good.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely named right. Very hoppy green taste. Tastes like what a classic double/triple IPA is like. Heavy on the hops. Malty and toasted. Excellent bitter finish. Mikkeller = Beer genius.
rosenbergh (6590) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle. Finland.
Slightly hazy amber colour with tiny off-white head.
Sweet bitter hoppy aroma with pine.
Flavour is sweet butterscotch and dark bitter hops. Good combination. Long-lasting bitter hops in aftertaste.
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big light tan head. Grapefruit and tropical/summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with tropical fruit and backing caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with caramel.