eRock_2013 (309) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My introduction to imperial IPAs. Ironically enough, it's the sweetness and not the bitterness that turns me off to this particular beer. The hoppy bitterness is indeed intense, but I find the overt syrupy sweetness that I'm sure was intended to balance the bitterness out ends up making the taste worse. The burnt copper color struck me as unappealing but the head and lacing was nice. I also did appreciate the dry and relatively clean finish.
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kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled at a whole foods supermarket near DC. Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma of big caramel malt, grapefruit, pine and resin. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark golden color with hints of copper and a one finger thick white head that leaves a trail of lace. Sweet syrup like notes coupled with bigger pine and grass aromas. Taste is very pine hoppy and grassy with a lingering sweetness. Clean creamy flavors with little alcohol presence. Medium-bodied, smooth, with lower spritzy carbonation.
BOSSbrewer (2286) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with some lacing. Yellow to gold. Grassy hops with some pine. Medium bodied. Had this at Goehner's. Nice beer.
osu97gp (666) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, pine hops and light floral hops. Flavor of grassy hops, light fruit, and some sweet malt. A lot of bitterness in the finish.
rlgk (12335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bishops Arms, Gamla Stan, Stockholm. clear golden/copper beer with a nice offwhite head. Grasssy pine needle aroma, carmael, citrus, floral nots, bisbuits, some grapes and orange peels. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy bitterness, caramel, mango notes, some bread. A bit unclean.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from mix pack. Pours crystal clear yellow/gold with bubbly off-white foam. Smells sappy and mildly bitter of anise. Tastes sweet and strangely bitter/herbal.
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour of a clear light copper with a lacy white head. Aroma of big grassy piney note that mellows as it warms to let the sweeter notes come through. Taste of smooth grassy hops that leads into a malty peachy sweetness. Med body with a hoppy finish that gets stronger as it warms. Over all very enjoyable IPA that just ha a touch of sweet fruit to keep things interesting.
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Adamcyoung (5) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a pretty decent beer by New Belgium. Easy to drink a few and nice that it's easy to find nearby.
VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
As advertised pours and wiff is.... eehhhhh wow err... then drinks like Kapow Blam! This is striking I REALLY hate it. Can I get more? Wow with the Hoptivity. Highly recommended for Austinite Hop Hounds. This is brewing with an exclamation point. Most Impressive. Missed that ’peach’ but that’s just me I guess.........