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 (2249) - 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 (12440) - 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. It’s extremely hoppy, dry and bitter, but not harshly bitter. Still there’s a bit of hop burn on tongue edges. Don’t think heat is detectable. Bordering on too perfume/ripe fruit, but still good. Very flavorful.
oh6gdx (22531) - 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. doesn’t taste like a DIPA to me though, it’s smoother than that. I don’t know if it’s the malt that takes away the IPA intensity of it or what... but this is good stuff.
Gription79 (2608) - 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 (10884) - 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
Strykzone (5525) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged bottle. This was a bit of a gusher with a big white head. Deep golden and cloudy. Some nice citrus hops take this beer a long way. There are other, more complex fruit notes, too. Herbal ones, too. The malt is a bit crackery and interesting. The alcohol was not tasted.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouts deep orange, nose is delicate sweet malts, breadyness, fruity hops, citrus, and mild flowers. Flavor is sweet heavy malts blended with sweet tropical fruits, mild citrus, and light flowery character. Interesting beer.
drfabulous (4792) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to Holly. Slightly malty and caramel touched by a nice citrus flavor and finish. Pours too much carbonation. Well hopped and nicely balanced. I like this one.