phaleslu (9307) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place shared among a group of five locals. Pours a clear orange-copper color with a small off-white head that leaves a bit of lace- all 19 looked like this. The Centennial hops came across as oily, piney, and leafy in the aroma, which also added some pale and sweet malts. In the flavor, the hops were bitter and leafy and joined by tea and grapefruit peel. Light-bodied and bitter, with average carbonation. This finished in the top third or so.
bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours amber with a 4 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is hugely pine and floral. Med minus body. Flavor is so floral itís perfumey. Pine lurks in the background. Whoosh. Suddenly Iím really awake. This stuff isnít really bitter in a harsh sense, but it is incredibly hoppy. Finishes dryly and florally.
vyvvy (5674) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden amber with a good sized soapy beige head. The aroma has lots of smooth grapefruit and pine hops & is more hop forward that most of the series and not as harsh. There is some of the dry caramel malt, but itís more in the back. Medium body thatís fairly husky with somewhat sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with more malt that the aroma & it is very dry, crackery and earthy. The hops have some of the grapefruit, but lean more on the piney and earthy side than the aroma. The finish is fairly dirty and on the harsh side.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new Danish brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex bitter brew, slightly floral and malty, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew
ladnewton (1786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CPK, Pimlico, on 10th June 2011. Amber with thick foam head. Rich intense hoppiness and slight touches of smoke and cheese, herb and barbecue, lengthy finish and thick satisfying mouthfeel.
Rune (11051) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
100ml on tap. Golden-brown to a patchy surface. Dried fruits to the nose. Fine taste of resinous hops together with hints of prunes, plums and pine, added by sweet malts. Rather jam-like. Bittersweet ending. Tasty (Copenhagen Beer Festival, 28.05.2011).
hallinghansen (2815) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Odense tasting. Clear amber body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is pine, fruit, hay and hops. Flavor is bitter hops, fruit, grass and hay. Dry end.
Scopey (12244) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Mikkeller Single Hop Series tasting at the Kernel Brewery. It pours hazy amber, with a thick off-white head and moderate carbonation. The nose is sweaty sock, candy floss, clove, grapefruit and sweet orange marmalade. The taste is pine, grass, tangy orange, dried pineapple, ripe mango, grapefruit and resin, with a long bitter finish.
TBone (16093) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml (Beer Planet)
Deep dark amber color, hazy, big creamy beige head. Looks darker than the previous "letters". Typical American piney-resiny aroma, also some kind of barley notes. Medium-bodied. Centennial is quite much overriding malt base, although this beer has "only" 56 IBU. Feels more bitter. Good piney-resiny bitterness. Lingering hoppyness in the aftertaste giving even a warming feeling. Another good one from Hop Series although this one is a bit monotonous in its bitterness.
harrisoni (17153) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cask Pub & Kitchen. Tiasted hop beer. Good hop aroma. Bit of sweatyness to it Piney. It is quite toasty though. Ok good aroma good pine. Settles down and is ok.