DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Floral hop aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured hoppy and very bitter with a crisp and dry malt finish.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Pours a hazy orange with a small off white head...aroma is terrific, floral hops, grain, grapefruit and dry caramel malt...flavour is similar, fruity and floral right off the bat, piney around the edges...this is lacking a bit of the bitterness I was expecting from the nose, otherwise pretty nice taste...with a bit more hop presence in the mouth, this would be terrific...
ultracake (42) - salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz, university market, 3.99. A great iIPA very balanced but still super good on hops great aroma a great IPA, not to stong but a good way to end a night.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet IPA with a not-so-dominating floral and fruity hopping. Kind of boring.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh soon after purchase on the west-coast. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Cloudy blonde-orange body topped by a very small white head
In long: Floral perfumy nose with soapy notes. Boring crakers-like maltiness with a lot of sweetness. Floral and fruity hops lack assertiveness. Some minerals. A short fruity bitterness but not enough to push the sweetness away. I might just be me because I think I was the only one who really didn’t care for this beer at our tasting. Total Deception IPA.
maximusrex (5) - USA - OCT 14, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light IPA that is easy on the palate. The hops hit middle to back with a smooth finish.
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber colored. Aroma is typical PNW with grapefruit, citrus, pine. Crystal and caramel malt backing, medium bodied, quite drinkable. Nice example, pretty fruity.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hashigo Zake. Pours Hazy golden amber, thin off white head. Citric aroma of grapefruit, lemon, sweet malt and pine.
Flavour is full of fruit. initial sweetness is overtaken by bitter hops near the finish making this quite the balanced drop. Like fruit juice with a long bitter finish.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep yellow. Loads of grapefruit, citrus, lemon and caramel. Flavor is same, grapefruit, sweet oranges, lemon peel, pine hops. Residual bitterness and sweet caramel.
swoopjones (6227) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2009, Medium yellow/orange pour. Notes of leafy weedy hops, Hop dominated, slight hop harshness, perhaps a hint of malts are needed to cut that, OTW a pretty good IPA
dwyerpg (4656) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2011 Not a lot of hops in the aroma. Good appearance. Flavor is a quite spicy hop. A good flavor from start to finish and a solid IPA. Just a bit overly bitter at the finish, not balanced there.