J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strangely, the nose on this IPA is more malt than hops. Really nicely balanced with the citrusy hops not overpowering the biscuity mait body. Ends up with a nice astringency on the tongue. Nice copper color with a white, long lasting head. Really good, refreshing IPA.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in a 22oz bottle. Pours light brownish yellow. Big head that quickly goes down. Drink is smooth and aroma is mildly hopped but still very nice. Good brew.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Must have been a REALLY old keg as this was faded! Pours with a white head and a clear golden body. Aroma is herbal, citrus and light caramel. Taste is faded, old and WAY TOO SWEET. Has to be old. This is on tap, but where are the hops? Malt tea! Light bubbles, malty, bubbly.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, GLBN IPA Challenge 2010. medium golden orange pour, Solid IPA, well balanced, light floral hops, sweet malt presence, Good
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a fluffy white head. Citric, almost soapy hop aroma. The flavor has floral and citric hop notes with some pale malts. Not awful.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured clear brighter golden with a towering cap of sticky white head. The aroma picked up dusty earth and powdered lemon zest over soft bready maltage.. not bad, but there didn’t seem to be a whole lot going on. The flavor found bready and pale malts at the core.. lemon, pine, and floral bitterness around.. finished with tangy lemon and a touch of peppery alcohol. Light-medium bodied with a lot of carbonation on the palate.. not a great flow.. this wasn’t bad, but was a bit of a weak effort.
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-10-22, bottle from Magnum’s, Phoenix, AZ, 7-3-7-4-14=35
Cloudy deep blond color; small creamy head. Fruity hop aroma, oranges, a bit flowery; apples too. Rich toffee flavor, medium bodied; strong hopping, partially fruity and boldly resiny; the final is strong, tannic and resiny. Bold sample.
2009-10-14, draught at the brewpub, Scottsdale, AZ, 6-3-6-4-13=32
Cloudy blond color. The aroma is lightly fruity (pineapple). Average body strength, strong caramel and toffee flavor, very strong bitterness, with some hop oils but just light fruits. It’s not a bad beer, but of all the IPA’s is one of the more basic.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy yellow to light orange. Thick, creamy head.
Nose is lemon/orange, bright citrus.
On the palate is a rather dry, cotton mouth acidity that has a suggestion of chalk. Body is medium, perhaps deceivingly more creamy than the body really is, but the dryness steals the show.
Finish is more hops & chalk.
Sledutah (7025) - Utah, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy copper with a white head and some lace
Aroma: Citrus and pine hops
Taste: Hops are the first thing to hit your tongue, they mellow out and finishes with a sweet malt.
Well balanced between hops and malt.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very excited to try this, I love the Hop Juice, but in the end, I was a bit dissapointed. Big hop notes, which are great, but it was almost a off-tasting dry finish that didn’t do it for me. It was well made, big mouthfeel, strong full bodied beer, but almost unbalanced in my lowly opinion. Love these guys and tell everybody I know about the Hop Juice, but this was not my jam.