rumproasts (2011) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. light amber with two finger head. I was expecting more hops, but this is really good. itís not going to rip your head off with the hop bite, but the flavor is excellent.
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a clear pale orange color with a medium thick white head that diminishes slowly. Partial rings of lacing. The aroma consists of citrus and toasted malt. Medium to full body with flavors of hops, zesty citrus and malt undertones. Finishes moderately bitter with a grapefruit aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
ghardwick (5) - - DEC 16, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber for xmas. (thanks Charles) Dank aroma. Warm alcohol, not hot. Well balanced. Great hop flavor, but not overly bitter.
Tmoney99 (9956) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earth hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting beer.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Bit unclear golden colour. Herbal sweet fruity hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet caramel hoppy fruity spiced like flavour. Great bitterness indeed. Dry. .
jefcon (1303) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter, but lush and round on the impressive citrus, pine, soap hops in this super IPA. The hops are well-integrated into a big beer without delivering a slick, saturated palate. The supporting cast is essential, and the caramel malt delivers just enough sweetness to accentuate the acidity of the hopping.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft - As a good friend would say íjuicyí, absurd amount of fruits with hints of mandarin. A bit of spice to contrast the sweetness on the nose. Peppery to start in the taste leading to full on pine and more of the mandarin. The complexity of this beer is amazing, and has to be one of the best I have had in some time.
BK7 (676) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ventiís downtown. Solid bitterness throughout dominated by tropical fruit and pine. Sticky sweet and resiny. Solid IPA finish with a light alcohol burn. Tasty.
Braudog (5453) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pure amber color, with a sticky, lasting head. You have to whiff really, really hard to evoke much of an aroma here, but this drinks wtih a good West coast, pine sap-laden, earthy, hoppy character. Makes your mouth sticky. (#4848, 12/8/2012)
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Samís, Durham. Had a few of these and all I can say is that I hope fervently that they bring this one back semi-regularly. There are a few folks who seem ever so slightly indifferent to the creamsicle qualities you often get with Alpine, but I am a total slut for it. Itís not all over this beer, as the abundant fruits have to do time with the more sere dry-hopping. But itís hugely floral, complex but assertive, in many ways a real model of the style. Absolutely delish.