Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to kaggie97 for this beer. Amber red, copper pour with a lacy head. Nose of citrus, flowers, and fresh piney hops. Flavor is an easy drinker, with some bitterness as well as a plastic flavor. Medium bodied with good mouthfeel. Nice IPA, but with a harsher ending that I would like.
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to mar, poured out a golden orange color with a soapy foam head, aroma of slight corn, hops, flavor is bitter oranges other citrus, and a watery finish
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours with a small white head fading over a hazed golden body. Aroma is a ton of earthy hops, dirt, caramel and slightly vegital. Taste is citrus hops, mango and earthiness. Medium carbonation.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A nice gold/amber color with a big fluffy white head that sits around for a while. I notice there’s a whole ton of yeast at the bottom of the bottle... Haven’t made it that deep yet, though. Strong citrus hop aroma, along with what seems to be homebrew twang - a little grassy and plastic-like. Flavor begins with citrus but is quickly dominated by the same plastic/grass twang as in the aroma. A small but nice bitterness hangs on at the end. As I continue drinking, the twang becomes less evident and the malt starts to show through a bit more. Still, though, it’s only mediocre.
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bought at NXNW on my recent Austin trip.. . Pours a medium gold copper .. . fantastic lacing, medium to large head .. . hey hey, is this the west coast, very nice hop presence!! .. . i am not a nugget!-rip owen hart .. . very smooth, light mouthfeel .. god, jada pinkett smith sure is an ugly bitch!! .. . wow, a very full session ipa that has a big IBU number .. . would do well if sold in stores.. . . if I was on death row and given one last meal I would ask for a fortune cookie. "Come on ’long prosperous life!’".. . the finish really could be tweaked though!...
alexsdad06 (5876) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle courtesy of lb4lb. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head with decent lacing. The aroma is heavy with citrus hops (orange, grapefruit), sweet caramel malt, light pine and peach mango notes. The flavor is only lightly citrus, but shows more pine or spruce than the nose might indicate. The caramel malt is there, but not a major part of the flavor. Finish is bitter. Medium bodied, soft and at times oily. Decent, not great.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours a cloudy gold with white head. Aroma of some floral and pine, malt. Flavor has a nice hoppiness, some malt, small bitter. Mouth feel is medium body with low carbonation. Overall, pretty tasty and easy drinking.
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
murky light gold pour with a thin rocky white head. nose is grapefruit hops and not much else. not bad on the palate with a very sweet grapefruit flavor.
hopeye101 (44) - Draughthouse, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask last Monday. Pours a deep gold with 2 finger head. Aroma is an orangey citrusy, very powerful.
Taste. citrus, lemon, good sharp hop bite. Mouthfeel: kind of oily from the copious amounts of dry hoppiing.
An excellent beer. I had 3 of these and killed the cask.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to mar. poured a cloudy yellow with a fading white head. aroma is pine needles, mango, and peach. flavor of pine and slight grass. light body and low carbonation.