leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden with an off white head. Mango with pineapple and grapefruit. Fresh and clean with candy sugar. Green pine with mellow oranges and a spicy, bitter end. Good.
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On nitro at a pizza joint in Madison, pours a murky orange with some creamy, thick white head. Nose has biscuit and orange jam, a little vegetal, some grass, lemon. Flavor has a lot of lemon and pine, chewy grains, a little bubblegum maybe. Creamy finish.
Towey1989 (1583) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is strongly hoppy of grapefruit, mango, pine, some orange and caramel. Taste is similar of grapefruit, mango, orange, pine, resin and balanced with caramel sweetness. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, citrusy hop bitterness in the finish. A nice and simple IPA but o’so tasty. Citrusy, hoppy and slighly sweet. Easy drinking for a 7% beer and so smooth, but not as bitter as it claims though.
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer smells of citrus hops, peppery, sprucey pine notes . Color is golden yellow with thin layer of foam which dissipates quickly. As the name implies, the taste of this beer is hop whoopin’ yet enjoyable with hop notes beginning to end. Hop whoopin’ is smooth on the palate with mild pleasant oiliness. Overall, an excellent hop forward IPA.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle shared at the July MDF tasting. Slightly hazy golden, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of sticky resin and earthy hops, caramel malt. The taste is bitter piney, citrus, resin hops, grainy and caramel malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation, moderate lingering bitterness.
ElGaucho (2384) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at stone tap. Literally no aroma but that is made up for by the creamy white nitro head. That’s a really good nitro IPA. Sheet lace. Fantastic brew and best one from O’so I’ve had in memory.
drpimento (2970) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Kind of a West Coast IPA - huge hop bitterness with resin flavor, not a lot in the malt department. Good fine carbonation. Nice hop aroma. Thick, tight off-white head, that slowly settles. Good drinking beer.
TXBadger (2424) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mostly clear bright yellow golden color with white head. Pine, citrus, light fruits, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with plenty of resinous hops and a nice hop bite. Great example of the style.
Troupis (201) - - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wowzers! Hops! No joke on this. Hope heads will not be disappointed. Looks like a miller lite and tastes like an IV of pure hops into your body.
It is what is. Hoppy. Fascinating. Fun.
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