can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled a casked version of this at Horse Brass Pub in Portland. I was kind of disappointed. Blond color with a thick foamy head that oozes bright citrus aroma, but the body isnít very well balanced. I wanted more of the citrus to come through in the body, but found it to be too sugary sweet instead of rich smoky sweet. Finish is dry, alcohol is noticeable.
KyotoLefty (7192) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Henryís 12th Street Tavern.
Fruity sweet hop aroma, with big cherry and gumball, earthy and sweaty. Interesting earthy hops flavor, slightly funky and sweaty, though interesting. In the end, though, a bit dull and lacking crispness.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Indy Brewers Fest 2009 - Hopapalooza - Aroma of floral citrus hops and some chewy sweet malts. Flavor matches. Tasty.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Above average hop aroma, pine. Floral, citrus hop taste. Some maltiness usually not found to same extent in IPAs. Thin head, some lacing. A solid DIPA.
highibus (750) - Vail, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice deep orange color with white head. Intresting aroma of spicy hops. Almost a note of orange and pine. Nice maltiness and hop presence. Clean but hoppy finish. Really nice.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting IIPA. Some weird flavour compnents Iíve not had in this style before, but it all works well enough. Very fruity and resinous, with some seriously hot alcohol which hits the nose on exhalation. Sounds worse than it is though - pleasant, warming, flavourful. Iíd certainly have another.
sunevdj (3355) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a tiny off-white head. Sweet and extremely fruity. Malty hints but mostly fruity aromas of plums, pineapple and hints of plant sap. Exotic fruits. Full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Fruity finish.
Tmoney99 (11620) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at IBGF Summer09.
Poured dark amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bottlewerks. Hazy amber pour...finger wide white head. Some hops in the nose but not a ton...not that itís bad, but not as much hop forward as I expected. Flavor is ok...nothing to write home about. Just ok overall...not bad mind you just not great....glad it didnít cost too much.
demolayfire (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Butterscotch Butterscotch Butterscotch!! These guys have some serious kinks to work out. Potentially great IIPA, but lately along with every other Ninkasi pint Iíve has been seriously flawed.