M82 (340) - Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A mildly hazed sunny yellow body sits beneath a 1.5" tight white frothy head falling slowly to a solid ring and a few low lying dots and blobs of lace
Flavors and aromas are funky, juicy, spicy, and tart, white pepper and woody spice merges into juicy tropical fruit, fresh white grape, and chardonnay with basement and juicy sock brett components on a silky smooth, creamy yet drying medium body with a building, bone dry residual full of the previously mentioned components, plenty of damp, dusty basement, a touch of sweet tart
2014 750ml cork and cage with melting head sculpture screen printed label served at 50º into Orrefors Beer Taster
BuckeyeBoy (2897) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to Adam. Pours out a hazy golden amber topped with a fluffy head. Nose is lots of tropical fruit brett and a nice sweetness. Taste is more of the brett and the pleasant tropical fruit hops.
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy golden / orange with a sturdy white pillowy head. The aroma has fruity hops, pineapple, cobwebs, wild yeastiness, mango, smooth citrus and cream. It has a medium body that’s pretty lush and has lots of soft carbonation. The flavor starts with pineapple, rich malt, earthy brett, mango, spice, light sulfur and pleasing mushiness. The finish has cellar must, fruitiness and powder. Great funky IPA.
Natai (101) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a crisp gold with a formidable white head and good lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and apricot, which carry through to the flavor. Only slightly sour on the palate which enhances the grapefruit. Crisp and surprisingly refreshing.
slowrunner77 (6164) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Not only is this substantially funky and dry, but the hops seem to have been ramped up from what the original Invasion was. This is a lovely, if a bit overpriced, bottle of beer. VERY similar (as hoped and expected) to Anchorage Bitter Monk. Bitter, fruity, dry, funky. Nice!
Huhzubendah (2738) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is light orange and thoroughly hazy with a white cap. Aromas of citrus, lemon peel, grass, funk, earth, hay. Interesting beer. Hop character and brett funk work well together. Intriguing and enjoyable.
BiiruBierBeer (320) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tropical hop smell. Medium carbonation with a bit of foam. Intense hop taste that I don’t like.
Ontape (389) - Valley Village, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with the sweet monster artwork. Pours a hazy light orange with white head. Aroma is fruity hops and fruity brett mainly. More farmhouse elements come through on the taste -- zesty and funky with some pineapple. Finishes quite dry with a long funked-out finish. Interested to see how this one develops, the hops don’t dominate so I think there’s some potential for aging.
gnoff (8009) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on Saturday September 6, 2014. Storflaskelördag.
Murky orange color, white head. Brett, fruity scent. Brett, fruity taste. Warmign alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitterness. Brett, fruity aftertaste.
DialSquare (3031) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Andersons in Toledo. Batch #2, 2012. Yellow gold pour with a huge bubbly white head. Aroma of straw, herbal, funk, floral, lemon. Tastes are brett, hay, grapefruit, pepper, peach. Very nice and unique to me. Zesty farmhouse and funk.