vyvvy (3989) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber / orange with a large soapy beige head. The aroma has spicy hops, a bit of woodiness, toasted malt and there is a bit of fruitiness. Medium fairly sharp body with some semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with very spicy hops, some sharp fruitiness, earthiness and some toasted malt in the back. The finish has more fruit and spice with quite a bit of earthy dryness and crispness. Nice IPA.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orangish color with big off white head. Citrus aroma. Flavors of orange and grapefruit with some bready malts. Medium body with lively carbonation.
popery (1418) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, home. It’s a persimmon-colored beer with a huge pillowy head, like a thick whipped cream. The malt is way off somewhere in the background, pushing the hops front and center. It’s bitter, though definitely not the bitterest so far, with a big grapefruit rind note. Unlike Simcoe, which I would eat raw if it was cheaper, Amarillo doesn’t quite work by itself. However, it’s a pleasure to taste it alone here. Amarillo seems to have a sweet, candy orange flavor with a bitter grapefruit finish. It’s a bit one-dimensional, but this beer is a big help in identifying the flavor in other beers with a mix of hops.
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick foamy white head. Nose of grape, Fruity, resin, smooth and hoppy. Nice straight bitternes. Chewy body with cirtrus feeling. Bottle.
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, citrus, flowers and malt. Nice and sweet and semi bitter finish.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Looking forward to this one almost as much as the Nelson Sauvin. Pours the same as the Tomahawk, darker near clear glowing golden orange slight amber tinge with a huge bubbly creamy eggy frothy super sticky tall cream colored head. The aroma is pretty freaking awesome, as juicy and bright as the Nelson Sauvin which is pretty cool, bright tangerines, oranges, hint of creamy vanilla and banana, slight bottle fermentation notes, just a hint of butter, but really not near as noticeable as some of the other single hops. Flavor is super bitter and bubblegummy, similar in bitterness to the Tomahawk but with a stronger fruitier edge, some eraser, strong orange, creamy with some vanilla, lesser resin and pine. Medium bodied, lightly creamy feeling with sharp larger sizzling carbonation. Yummy yum yum.
Habanero (2617) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 Bottled. Pours slightly hazy and amber with a huge, creamy, off-white head. Excellent lacings. Floral hoppy nose with orange peel, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour with citrus, pine and notes of caramel and malt. Medium to full bodied. Nice strong and long lasting bitter finish.
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy Tea-orange color, thick foamy white head. Nose of grape, grapefruit, fruit punch, sawdust, and cream lead to creamy body that combines straightforward resin bitterness with orange sweetness. Chewy body that dries out the mouth as it deposits a lot salt while lingering in pale malt. Everything here is good, particularly the fruity nose and creamy yet effervescent body.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very lightly hazy, dark, burnt-orange amber to sienna color. A thick, spongy head of ivory tinted foam settles to thick, lilypad-esque discs of persistent froth. Dense sheets and clumps of lacing coat the glass well. The nose is well balanced, showing toast, biscuit, and toffee in the malt base. Countering notes of bitter orange, softened pine resin, and peppery flowers prove fairly bright and fresh, though there’s a hint of estery, slightly fruity, Belgian yeast funk. Flavors follow suit, again well balanced between the toasty toffee-biscuit and the bright, bitter, orange-grapefruit and resin notes. Medium-bodied and smooth, the finish dries out a bit, while carbonation remains soft but persistent throughout. This one is pretty solid. Nice addition to the single hop series.
beernbourbon (1299) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle side-by-side with Tomahawk. Pour is hazy copper with a large light tan head. Aroma is mild pine and floral hop with a honey malt aroma. Aroma is much more subtle and crisp than the Tomahawk. Flavor is also floral hop with notes of pine and citrus. A bit cleaner than the Tomahawk. The honey malt is most evident early and late with the middle dominated by hop. Finish also have some lingering floral hop notes with a faint yeast component. Thus far, I like Cascade the best.