Ughsmash (7145) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured relatively clear medium golden with a short, sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit and pineappley notes upfront with some spicy pine over softer pale and caramel malts.. solid character, but at a good, not great level. The flavor had pale and a little bit of honey malts on the back (sweet maltage overall).. bitterness was moderate-to-high in the form of grapefruit and floral character.. decently-balanced on the finish with spicy, fragrant bitterness and very sweet malts. Medium-ish bodied and sweet on the palate.. very drinkable.. lacking something, though.
Hopcrazy (27) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from New Seasons Market. Flat nose - barely a hint of hoppiness. Taste was balanced but weak. Disappointed after the tricerahops, which I think is much closer to total domination’s name.
hawk1 (12) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Boring aroma. Cool orange color was most unique trademark of this beer. Taste not memorable.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A name like total domination brings a lot o fthings to mind, especially in conjunction with any kind of IPA. This beer doesn’t quite live up to the name. Nice citrus aroma is followed up by a good malt/hop balance in the flavor, but this is a relatively standard IPA. Good IPA, but not dominating.
decaturstevo (5072) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Light citrus aroma and sweet malt. Medium malt, apple, and citrus hops on the flavor. Medium bodied and foamy but a really nice drinkable beer to say the least.
highibus (729) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear straw color with fluffy white head. Decent aroma but kind of hard to pin down, kind of a blend of lightly spicy and lightly fruity. Flavor much of the same, but just doesn’t marry as well as I think it could. Decent beer though.
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering-22oz bottle–pours a disappearing white head and hazy yellow color. Aroma is pine/resin hops. Taste is pine/resin hops-some herbal, secondary light/medium malt. Thanks Goldtwins for sharing.
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 Sampled from a fresher bottle. Pale golden pour with a fading white head. The nose is a little bit spicy and herbal. A touch of orange and some light pale malt. A touch of honey as well as some light fruitiness in it. Clean bitterness but quite assertive. It’s better than I gave it credit for the first time - but could use more aroma hops to really shine.
Pale golden beer. Aroma is a bit chewy. Lightly fruity with some light berry fruitiness. Moderate bitterness. Soft fruity finish with a light sweet herbal backnote. It’s not a standout, but it’s not bad either.
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KyotoLefty (6498) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ushi-Tora.
Huge, piney, citrus hop aroma. Very hoppy flavor with fruit and citrus, and a bit of salty sweat. Nicely balanced, with tons of aroma but not very bitter. Decent, but that odd sweatiness was weird.
Aubrey (3433) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Nice head and lace. Amber-orange. Very fruity, with tangerine, grapefruit and lemon. Some toast in the malts, along with a perfect level of toffee-like sweetness. Lingering plant-like bitterness. Snappy, sharp and tasty.