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 (3448) - 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 (11709) - 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.
Theis (14291) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (thanks guys) at Suneís Sommerhus. Cloudy reddish - white head. Nice hoppy, resin, light wine, fruity, bitterness, pineapples, caramel, vineous, high bitterness, peppery, long lasting bitterness, light malty. Nice.
TimE (3990) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber color. Fairly leafy with some cotton candy notes, but I found the mouth a bit too sweet for my liking. Finish was OK, but lacked bitterness I like in IIPAs. Overall OK, but not great.
stchloe (846) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bitter, nice citrus hop profile. Good sweet carmel body helps mellow the hop and ABV, overall really good. Definetly worth drinking when on tap.
jtodd5dot1 (44) - Marina, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very yummie. A strong hop and malt flavor, but not so over powering to get bitter beer face. There was something else going on flavor wise that I couldnít quite put my finger on, but it was for the good, not bad.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of Secret Santa Summer í09. Rather mild, sweet citrus malt aroma that was somewhat rather flat. Copper body with off-white head. Flavor was sweet, somewhat chewy citrus. Was a little flat at times but enough flavor to keep you interested in drinking the entire bomber. Alright on the palate but just didnít have that overall aroma of most IIPAís. Thanks Buckeye Boy.