JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from the Rare Beer Club. Very bright, colorful orange pour, almost glowing and fresh looking, bedecked with a fine filmy head. Very enticing, heady floral aroma back by a trace of malt and substantial bitter notes. Full, very smooth mouthfeel with a playful carbonation and a palate thatís fairly dry. Terrific, super-fresh, citrusy flavors abound but with a nice bitterness and malt complement that I imagine reflects Thornbridgeís contributions (?). Regardless of who did what, this is a really fine collab brew.
Errl (1278) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle corked and caged..Pour is golden with a light white head.Nose is fresh hops,floral,honey,citrus,herbal,hairspray..Taste is hoppy,earthy,herbal,sweet,light,very balanced and complex at the same time..
mar (4595) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to errl. amber pour with a nice cream colored head. nose is grassy hops, florals, very clean, with a light roasty malt touch. very nice on the palate, heavy malts upfront, bitter, grassy hops, caramel, hoppy finish and light alcohol burn.
tbrink (5) - USA - AUG 23, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on tap, this is a very hoppy offering with rich mouthfeel. Highly recommended if you find it.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml cork & caged bottle from Wilburs. Pours orange with a white head. Big citrus, apricot and peach hop nose. Med body with more light fruit notes and sweet caramel malts. Rich malt finish with bright citrus notes. The American hops shine through.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy light orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is floral and fruity. Med + body. Flavor is very light roast malt with a great deal of floral, tropical perfume fruit, and some citrus. Itís extremely hoppy, dry and bitter, but not harshly bitter. Still thereís a bit of hop burn on tongue edges. Donít think heat is detectable. Bordering on too perfume/ripe fruit, but still good. Very flavorful.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Cask Pub & Kitchen, London. Amber colour, small foamy white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, floral and some slight herbal notes. Flavour is caramel malts, floral and fruity hops along with some yeast and mild nectary notes. Rather richly carbonated.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautifully balanced. suppable loveliness. doesnít taste like a DIPA to me though, itís smoother than that. I donít know if itís the malt that takes away the IPA intensity of it or what... but this is good stuff.
Gription79 (2135) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Around of apricot, floral, sweet malts, hints of citrus. Taste is all infection. Defiantly a Brett character. Solid tartness, fruity, malty. Gushed on opening, very dry finish. Not so good. I am overly critical rating this beer because Odells is a solid brewery and should have never released this.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Pond Hopper
Date: June 02, 2012
Source: Rare Beer Club
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, pine and citrus, crystal sweetness, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, light fruityness, floral and citrus hops, touch of pine, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4