daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 Orangish/yellow pour. Cannabis, hops, honey, alcohol, and caramel malt. Flavor is dank and a bit hot. Sweet malt, tropical fruit, and hops. Not my favorite. Overrated.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris O’s. Straw colour with a white head. Citrus and hops in the nose. Nice fresh fruity smell. Flavours of peaches, tropical fruit, apricots. Smooth. Very nice hop kick. Sharp hoppy, fruity finish. Refreshing.
jrob21 (2823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Midway. A very entertaining drink. Totally took me by surprise with the gooey sticky caramel malt and thick resin and pine hop profile. An intense orange peel type aroma. Big fruit flavors so intense they almost come through like a rich cherry. A bit of a combination of the sweetness of the malt and citrus hops makes a very interesting fruit flavor. I’m calling it rich cherry but that’s not a great description. The finish is sticky pine bitterness and a nice sweetness stays with you for a while. Not overly cloying but present and enjoyable. The price here is a little much so I don’t think I’ll get this one again but it was tasty.
BroSpud (1810) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 Sample at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest (disclaimer - memory somewhat blurred after perhaps a few too many samples) This was perhaps the favorite of what I tasted today. All the good qualities of an American IPA. Did not realize it was a a double style until just now reading the description. 11/10 - Had a chance for another taste and my first impressions still apply. Only difference is after 12 oz I definitely can tell that this is an imperial.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a vibrant golden-amber color with a huge orange-beige head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was intense pine, resin with undertones of catbox and floral hops. The flavor was very strong pine, resin and floral hops with a touch of catbox. There was a hint of nutty malts and a touch of spice but these were really overwhelmed by the piney hops. Nicely sweet with a very long finish - the hops just coat the tongue and refuse to move on. Full bodied. One of the most intensely hoppy beers that I have had, yet maintained good quaffability and hid the alcohol well. Excellent.
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned at Bishop’s Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Clear pale amber, brief head. Perfumy hoppy nose with gooseberry and star fruit. Very sweet, full bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Syrupy and hoppy with a significant alcohol burn and slightly inky bitterness. Edgy and too sweet, but lovely aroma.
cgarvieuk (16663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at chris -o ... golden ...light fruity sherbert nose ... fresh open ... sweet jungle fruits ... light hop bitter linger
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy golden color with a nice size off white head. Nice layered lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, pine, and resiny hops. Flavor is bigtime hops! Lots of citrus, pine, and resin. Finish is pungent, but not too bitter. Medium to full body. This is a wonderful beer. Just wish it wasn’t $4 a can.
can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Aroma of bright citrus, cut grass, and alcohol. Appearance is a nice amber color with very little of the wispy white head. Tastes like the hop bomb you’d expect it to be - slightly sweet, slightly medicinal, very bitter. Delicious bitterness and just a tad woody. Alcohol is certainly more noticeable as it warms.
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Snap the tab resin hits you from afar. Pours hazy gold wth some amber, off white head that sticks around lacing nearly all the way down. Amusing the nose further are big grapefruit citrus with spicy flowery malts, rye, some clove. Flavors translate with big sticky sweet resinous G/F with floral rye backbone - very smooth with little to no alcohol taste and underlying, not overpowering bitterness that holds throughout and stays with you on the finish (though not as long as I would expect or prefer). Certainly amongst the best beers I have had!