nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Unfiltered orange-tan. Big soapy, steady head. Dry, bitter, resinous hop aroma...something a little bit off in there too, factory metal-plastic sweetness. I’ve had this beer numerous times on tap. even on nitro. Never realized it was only 7%. it doesn’t really come off so big I suppose, but there is some intense bitterness, It’s sort of one-dimensional though, mostly soapy dryness. Doesn’t really come together all the way, sort of bold up front but just fades on you. Still pretty enjoyable, and those hop tones do come out the more you sip on it..
swally (1) - - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this at sugar maple last night. Smooth, but bitter taste. Very hoppy so be ready for it.
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Full aroma of grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, and some piney undertones. Taste is very bitter and hoppy. Much more pine comes through initially in the taste with citrus flavors, being mostly grapefruit, becoming apparent later. Big hops taste here throughout. Medium bodied with more of a slick texture. Long bitter pine aftertaste. This is my first experience from this brewery and I am extremely impressed with this.
nsquishee (566) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light honey color with a creamy head. Smells floral with a bit of grapefruit mixed in. Very resinous with an intense, bitter hoppiness at the finish. Very boozy seeming. Flavors of chamomile, grass, lemon, pine, and honey. Not bad, but could use a bit more malt to match the aggressive hops.
bvc (1138) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle sent by skyview. Pours a rich slightly hazed golden with respectable off white head that leaves some nice lacing. Upon pour, the hops hit my nose and I am liking what I am smelling. Slightly fruity with hints of pine. After I get it into my glass, it becomes a bit more subdued. This is really mellow, but balanced with just enough sweet citrus pine. The malt only shows enough to add a small slightly sweet body to it. Very balanced for sure. Just enough body, tight carb that just gives enough feel to make the hop bittering show in the finish and lingers just a touch on the palate. Not sure how old this is either, but isn’t showing any sign of ’dead hops’ either. Solid and could drink a couple of these easily.
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro pour - Clear light amber with a creamy white head. Citrus hops on the nose, with light pale cracker malt, citrus rind, and a touch of pine. Taste is really clean, pale malt, light with lots of pine/grass/dank hops. Has a bit of the garlic/onion/dank hop finish that I’ve found in Zombie Dust or New Glarus’s IIPA. Creamy nitro bubbles fill the body in the mouth, fluffing it up and making it nice and creamy. Pretty good stuff, even if a little in-your-face for my tastes (though with a name like Hop Whoopin’, what did I expect?).
Ughsmash (6968) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured medium golden with a sticky off-white head. The aroma picked up grapefruit and grassy hoppage over a fairly nondescript pale malt base.. transitioned to tropical fruits as it warmed up.. good stuff. The flavor found bitter pine resin and peppery notes over pale and lesser bready malts.. more bitter on the back-end, a tad muddled back there, but still tasty. Medium-bodied, very bitter and spicy on the palate.. just a touch abrasive for my liking, but there was good stuff in there.
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a gold color with a thin quickly-fading white head and no lacing. Aroma is very citric, pineapple. Taste has good citric hops but very little bitterness.......surprisingly. Smells a lot like Hopslam but lacks the bitterness and complexity of Hopslam, Double Trouble, etc.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at The Old Fashioned, Madison. Yellow orange with a thick creamy white head (I guess this was on nitro for some reason). Some herbal and pine notes in the aroma with a good amount of pale malt. Medium thick creamy body. Sweet malt flavors, really too sweet, kinda syruppy. Bitter pine that doesn’t really balance well and alcohol in the finish. Eh, just seems like a messy ipa. Lots of hops, malt, and alcohol, but there’s no semblance of cohesion to it all.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty as hell. So much hop flavor in this guy! Not quite as awesome as Lupilin Maximus but very very good.