awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Crown#6. Pours hazy golden/orange, minimal white head. Nose is sweet tropical fruit and some pine. Flavor is very very pine and some grapefruit sour citrusness going on. This is my 7th from the series and I am starting to realize why the great IPAís of the world are "blends" and not a single variety. Still an interesting concept.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger single hop event - grapefruit and citrus candy and spices. smooth and creamy. base is nice caramel malt.
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange with a large foamy off white head that left a bunch of sticky lacing. Aroma of this really nice orange and floral hop nose, other various tropical fruits and other fruity notes, some malt sweetness poking through as well. This aroma is very nice. Some resiny pine presenting itself as this one airs out. Flavor of very resiny/earthy hop notes, the bitterness is extremely intense. Malt flavor is almost non-existant and the hops are just overpowering in this one. Bitterness really lingers. Load of grapefruit. Some balance maybe up front...but then the bitterness comes in and slaps you in the face.
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Kind of expensive at $6. The beer pours to a murky deep straw/dark chestnut body with a tall airy white head that leaves the most sexy lacing Iíve seen on a beer in quite some time. The aroma is huge. Sweet candied pineapple meets pungent grasses and starfruit. The flavor is quite bitter. Tons of dry grasses and a super heavy mineral water. Celery seed and resin? The flavor is really intense and definitely shows off the tomahawk. Perhaps its named that because it really chops through your tongue. The intense mineral component may really be coming from the hops and not the water. Fairly unbalanced, unfortunately. The palate is extremely bitter and highly carbonated. It doesnít fit. Interesting experiment.
drfabulous (3977) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty. Pine. Hops produce bitterness. Bitterness dominates. We are moving away from fruit flavors now.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brick Store as part of Mikkeller Mayhem.
Same of the others - light hazy amber with smallish beige head that recedes to a small collar leaves little lacing.
The aroma is pretty pungent and spicy with an earthy resinous and grassy floral character. The malts seem to come through more than in some of the other IPAs for whatever reason.
The taste is more of the same. After a quick bitter citrus taste up front, itís all about the herbal grassy bitterness. After a little caramel malts and toasted bread, there is a spicy finish.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and seems smoother than any of the other IPAs.
I put this one in the same category as Centennial for me - very good beer but doesnít differentiate itself from the others too much.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Tomahawk IPA
Date: March 04, 2010
Source: Charleston Beer Exchange
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy off white head, sticky drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, nice hop spicyness, fruity citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, nice spicyness, robust balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to blazer06 for the share. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is malt, pine, and grainy pieces. Flavor is similar with lingering piney hops and some acetone. Interesting.
ladnewton (1413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Beer Temple on 19th March 2010, courtesy of AltonBrownD. Pours cloudy amber with a frothy yellow-white head. Rich and intense hop aroma greets the nose. Thick and rich hop burst in main kick; strong grassiness and rich herb notes. An intensely bitter aftertaste. Textured mouthfeel. The hoppy bitterness is so intense that some may find it an acquired taste. One of the most extreme bottles Iíve drink. Exquisite.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger for their Mikkeller single hop event. Pours a slightly clear ruby brown with a medium sized beige head. Sweet, almost a note of cinnamon, marshmallow. Pineapple bubblegum. Candied citrus. Vanilla and caramel. Big earthy malt and a long grapefruit finish.