hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint can. This one poured all head. Stale hops, grass, earthy, and toasted caramel. Over carbonated and all over the place.
Theydon_Bois (5434) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the train from Hereford to Inverness, can liberated from OR thanks to Wingman Willis, 18/10/13.
Hazed orange amber with good sized off white headage.
Nose is toasty malts, citrus fruit, bitter orange, grass, earthy hops.
Taste comprises orange sherbet, earthy hops, orange pith, caramel malts.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the finish.
Drinkable but pretty low end for the style.
Gooney (381) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can from New Seasons - Pours a hazy brown with a white head. Not much hops aroma at all for an imperial IPA. More of a bready malt aroma with a hint of vanilla. Tastes move like a high alcohol amber than an imperial IPA to me. OK beer. Not my favorite, but I’ll certainly finish this one.
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours turbid dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is piney resiny hops, pale malt. Tastes earthy pale malty, hopcitric, with finishing mild yeasty funk notes.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A kind of terrible IPA, tasted metallic, with a simple hop profile that got lost.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick on Memorial Day. Pours clear amber in color with a medium tan head. Nose of grainy malt and old hops. Malty flavor with notes of tropical fruit and caramel before a bitter grassy finish.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, deep dark brown and ruby-tinted body with a bronze glow and a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of strong alcohol, pine, hops, caramel, grass and resin - pungent and very strong for sure. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep caramelised sugar flavour with a lot of earthy and pungent malt and metallic notes with a big bite at the end and a lot of deep flavours to roam through. Aftertaste shows a lot of earthy malt, yeast, metal, oak, herbs and resinous hop flavours - strong, but not all in a good way. Overall, a rather deep and strong beer without a good sense of style nor complexity. Nice to try, but I wouldn’t get this again even if I could find it regularly. I sampled this 50 cL can purchased from Whole Foods in Portland (Pearl), Oregon on 11-April-2013 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 03-June-2013.
Dogbrick (6859) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Memorial Day Deck Beers tasting on 05/27/2013: Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thick and fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, malt and a bit of citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
DrinkEmUpJones (1057) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red orange color with white lacing. Caramel, cereal, ginger, and pine on the nose. Big palate yet balanced. Bitter throughout with a lingering pine and resin aspects.
douglas88 (5168) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml can. Pours a deep copper color with a medium white head. A light sweet caramel and citrus nose. The flavor is malt forward with caramel and earth, some heat, bitter hops. Decent, not great.