ngleason (5) - - MAY 25, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great sessionable beer. A nice amber color with slight head with aroma of citrus. Not as hoppy as I would like but for being a pale ale this beer really does fit to style because I believe most are hoping for hopdinger to be an IPA
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this beer at the Casanova Beer Cave Festival (2011), had a strong but smooth bite.
madvike (2583) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours clear amber with a nice foamy off-white head. Burst of pine and light citrus hops on the nose. Very nicely balanced, with sweet malt to offset the hops. Smooth and sessionable, with the malt more prominent in the taste. It’s lightly sweet and bready, with a grassy, piney hop note that lingers through the finish. A few off flavors in the finish--a sour malty note and a touch of heat shining through. A little too much carbonation might make this a stomach-bloater, but overall a pretty solid effort.
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant surprise. Poured with a small to medium sized light tan head that quickly subsided to a light cover and a bit of lace. Color is a very slightly hazy medium amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is malt, bread dough, and over ripe fruit. Flavor was just slightly out of balance blend of malt, pine resin, fruit, a bit of roast and carbonic acid. Body is ok but carbonation is aggresive. Finish is like flavor with the pine resin stretching out for a while.
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a clear orange color with a medium fluffy off-white head that evaporates slowly. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and sweet malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character with notes of pine and caramel malt. The finish is resiny hops with a short pine aftertaste. Decent overall.
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. loose bottle, $1.50 @ Woodman’s. Big hop aroma right under the cap. Plenty of American power hops in the nose after pouring, too. Darker amber color than most IPAs. Very tiny particles in the body being tossed about by rising bubbles. A spongy white head with some cling. Taste is all about dry hopping, with unmistakable tang of dried hop cones. I guess that’s a bit one-dimensional and I can see why this doesn’t draw big ratings. But I could guess what I would get here, and in that I was not disappointed.
soltisnk (7) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong citrus flavor. With a light, fizzy body. Overall, wish there was more of a bitterness for a "hopdinger." But overall decent.
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma is some pine and citrusy hops, bit of caramel. Taste is slight citrus and pine, some sweet caramel and a slightly bitter finish. Pretty good, but for a hop forward APA it’s a bit weak.
troyc (2225) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a tawny orange color with a small cap of white head. Aroma of bread, pine and citrus hops. Sweet malts in the taste. The hop profile is a little more muted in the taste, but does include some citrus. Has a biscuit and sweet caramel backbone. Could have used more hops overall. Slightly astringent and chalky finish. Higher than expected carbonation. Pretty average.
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent enough aroma, pine. Appearance is a clear amber with small head and minimal lacing. Taste is of light malt with some sweetness offset by the pine resin bitterness. Nothing over powering and a mild lingering finish.