jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours amber with a big head. Aroma is strong but smooth mixed hops and full on sweetness. Excellent mixed hop blend with oak and thick malty sweetness showing up just as strong. So smooth for such a big beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Lupulin Slam (my favorite beer at the event). Light copper without much head but then again, nothing came to the table with much head at all. Aroma was alcohol with some freshly squeezed hop juice, just as the name implies. Taste had a resin pineyness which was almost overwhelmed by the high alcohol kick. Dry finish.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was had at Obriens courtesy of Tom Nickel...since no one wants to make up their damn mind about whether this beer is going to remain on this site or not, I say what the hell, I’m going to rate it! This beer pours a very clear goldeny haze color with no head and no lacing. Heavy pine aroma.. i mean the name said it all...with a hint of pine cones and alcohol...and pine...and grapes...and pine. The flavor is tangy and damn...what pine!!! So hoppy you’ll be picking pine from your teeth....astringent finish. dry, overwhelmingly citrusy and earthy. Definitely alcohol in the finish...
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at lupulin slam: Bright amber color with a tiny white head. Aroma: citrus, grapefruit, lemon, grass. Taste: grapefruit, citrus, caramel, and more grapefruit. Medium to full body. Pretty much what the name advertises - hop juice - and I’m not a big fan of the overusage of hops.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy peachy gold, thin powdery white head. Nose thing with waek hops. Flavor has hops, but somewhat watery. Some citrus there, plus apricot and peach. Malts are a bit doughy. Not that impressed compared to the regular hop juice.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mostly clear orange with a dense white head. Citrus but rather mellow aroma. Pine comes through later. The flavor is much more sweet than the regula Hop Juice. More malt and alcohol as well. Some breadiness has developed with the icing procees. Full syrupy sweet body, evenly bitter throughout. I like this one better that the regular Hop Juice.
argo0 (12772) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(at Lupulin Slam,Tom Nickel said the ABV is 14%) Clear light amber body, white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple. Taste is sweet, pineapple, cotton candy. Full body. Ok beer, but too sweet.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitcher. According to the brewer, this beer came out between 12-13%. This was actually my second "Eisdipa", the first being an Iced Frank from Pizza Port Carlsbad. Brown. An aroma of salty pine cones, alcohol and grapefruit. Picture a gigantic eisbock with an enormous amount of unorganized hop madness but with a little less malt flavor and you have this beer. It’s huge and pretty tasty.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy crap!! A very big thanks to Tom from O’Brien’s for this gem. This was actually an "iced" version of the hop juice that Tom made. He guessed about 13% alc.
Big citrus and flowers w/ major hops on the nose... Big hop, hints of flowers and citrus in the mouth... big effervescence and light. Beautiful orange w/ gold highlights, nice lacing and thin head. Vey yummy.