hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus with some floralness. Tastes of citrus with some toasted caramel. This one was fine but nothing really stood out.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Hazy apple juice body, small off-white head (much lighter in color than Against the Grain version). Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, bread, orange. Taste is medium sweet, lemon/grapefruit, some bread. Medium body, some resin. Tasted off, and not just due to the differences associated with the different versions.
Hammy78 (685) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at West Lakeview Liquors Chicago. Pours an amber/ orange with a huge fluffy white head (very pillowy), loads of lacing as well. Smells sweet, a little fruit hop and caramel. Tastes rather plainly bitter, a little dry as well. Still very good though.
craftycarl21 (2117) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at CK. Rich caramel color with a small off-white head. Nose is big caramel and molasses, sweet citrus, and candied sugars. Too much malt, clearly old, with touches of oxidation. Mer.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy resin hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and lively carbonation. Moderate to heavy smooth bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This a standout brew.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium dark copper with a two finger thick eggshell head. Nice nose of floral and earthy hops. Same in the flavor with good caramel malt balancing it out. Decent dry finish.
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mediocre at best here. Really malty and floral hops with a wierd bitterness. I dont really get it. Kind of like a British IPA without the complex malts. meh
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a hazy, orangey golden color with a moderate, pillowy, white head which settles to a very thin layer and leaves some drippy lace. The nose is full of white grapefruit, some tangerine, resinous pine, faint green hops, light florals, and some toasted biscuits. The flavor is similar but with less citrus fruit; grapefruit and tangerine peels, more resinous notes, more pine, toasted biscuits, and slight rustic. The palate is moderately full, nearly lively, drying, and slightly oily. The finish is rustic, piney, resinous, very bitter, drying, and some toasted biscuits somehow. This one was very nice for its style, lots of juicy citrus in the nose but drying and rustic as it moved towards the finish. Drank very nicely even with the nearly high bitterness and the slight green hop notes in the nose, mostly due to the palate. The subtle malt notes benefited the beer nicely to balance the bitterness and resinous notes. A nice change to the limitless IPA’s around today.
Ungstrup (28233) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drakes version on draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, bread, and spicy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of toffee, malt, spicy hops, and a bit of alcohol, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Against The Grain collaboration, from tap @Mikkeller Bar. Shiny orangey amber. Thin sand-colored head. Light resiny and vegetal hop aroma. Taste is caramelly malts and grassy/vegetal bitterness. Well-bodied. Oily texture. Hop linger in the finish.