pjj16 (14) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sorry I canít do any better than this but this tastes like soda. Too fizzy and candy-like. Maybe my taster is off tonight.
Dogbrick (9830) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a reddish-amber color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Fruity hops in the note along with notes of sweet malt. Medium body with a citrusy hops character and flavors of grainy malt and pine in the background. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering grapefruity hops aftertaste. Straightforward, well-made IIPA all around.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at HopCat, Grand Rapids. Ruddy orange-brown body, thick puffy beige head. Bitter piny nose with some citrus rind and tannic berryskin. Very bitter, prickly, toasty body with hard candies and berries, becoming quite sweet with warmth and after a few sips. Very good, but almost cloying sweetness.
deyholla (8605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Sean! Pours a clear deep amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a decent amount of grassy and floral hops with a bit of grapefruit and backing sweet grains. Flavor starts smooth with grapefruit and floral hops but transitions to more of a bitter grapefruit finish.
sir_hopsalot (1) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím a huge IPA fan, but I have not had an IPA more delicious than this. Itís better than Founderís Harvest Ale IMO. Imagine a hoppy-apple jolly rancher. Or a hoppy Granny Smith. Just pure deliciousness!