omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured. Sweetish, malty, medium biterness.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark tan; fruity-hoppy aroma with lots of spices (tumeric, black pepper, rosemary); woody bitterness, hop-spice flavours reminiscent of sandalwood and hop oil; long, lingering bitterness.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Murky apple cider body topped by small creamy off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some peach, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, light bread. medium body, low carbonation, some resin.
jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(at Delaney’s)-on tap-pours a rich retaining off white head that laces and yellow/gold color. Aroma is many Northwest sweet citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. Taste is many Northwest sweet citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. Smooth, easy drinking. APA?
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2000
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
honey colour, big creamy head, fresh, lemon and nutty aroma, nice acidity, some astringence, very dry aftertaste - don’t shoot at me but this beer as some analogies with the great Orval.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Rosso release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Medium bodied, caramel. Light hop bitterness in the body before a big grapefruit bitterness comes through on the finish.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good offering from these brewers. Pours coppery. Smells of citrussy and piney hops with a nice malt base. Taste is of citrus, pine, some sage and a tangy malty finish. Mouthfeel is peppery and tingly on this one. Worth a try if one ever finds it on draught.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to woosterbill for this one. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice, deep golden color with a good white head. Nose brings some really strong earthy, herbal, and lightly-citric hops. Really, really nice. Taste is along the same lines with a bit of earthy and floral characteristics plus a good deal of pine and some slight citrus. This is a cacophony of hops without any one type really dominating. Slight bready notes. Great bitterness levels and a bit dry. I was not at all impressed with Sea Hag, but this showed me that when they try, NEBC can really bring the hop attack.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010
jkwood04 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of a lot of floral hops, some pale and caramel hops, and some dough. Flavor the same, with a lot of hops for the hops used. Average texture. A good IPA.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 What a sad thing it is that I won’t be able to update this beer again as they have ceased production, not that its available here, but I did have a few kind people to take pity on me and sent me a few bottles now and then, a tear has been shed, hopefully this will be reversed.
The beer pours a beauteous clear gold, large and impressive white creamy head and some thick sheets of lace to seal off the glass. POW! hops right in the schnozzle, sweet malt under pinning, citrus crisp, a real treat, the start is sweet, the top is middling. Finish is “Big Time Hops, moderately acidic, dry and lightly bitter aftertaste, a damn good beer and one I hope to see again, as I’m sure the beer God’s won’t let us down.