JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed copper color with a moderate sized beige bubbled head complete with a hop cone drift. Been awhile since I’ve had a dry hopped bottle. Huge citric and light pine aromas, along with plenty of carameland a hint of alcohol. Big flavors in many ways, not only from the hops and the malt but also a full power IIPA. Lots of caramel and bits of toffee. Nearly stay too sweet. Sweet grapefruit with a caramelized sugar coating. Hint \s of alcohol in the finish and into the linger. A bit warming. Some bits of smoke seem to work their way in. This around the fire pit on a cool fall evening, would be quite delightful.
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06.
Poured hazy copper color with a minimal frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with small lacing. Moderate to heavy tart citrus hop and green apple aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a very good beer.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Murky golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The bouquet is a vegetal medley of grass, avocado, toffee and butter. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Slants slightly toward the bitter side of balance. A bit woody and certainly lush. Vegetal, avocado-like, hop flavor and medium bitterness. Lengthy, bittersweet finish – the grassy bitterness has some staying power. Big thanks to Skyview for providing this bottle of beer!
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this. Nose is really wierd. Celery notes with some odd grassiness and a bit of light pineapple and pear. Slightly wood flavor with some resiny notes. Light hop bitterness and some good hop juiciness and a bit of odd grassy flavors that just don’t gel. This one doesn’t really seem to mesh, everything is at odds. Not so good.
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Orangish pour, light head. Aromas of tart fruit, citrus, resin and some caramel malt. Flavor is more like a regular IPA than a double. Citrus, resin ,caramel malt and some malty sweetness. Ok.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle form Skyview. Had this one rated before, but for some reason my rating disappeared. Rating is from old notes. This one had an interesting slightly buggy nose, tart green apples and big earthy hop notes. Pours murky amber orange with a thin head. Tart flavors, seemed buggy to me, but did not know this one was barrel aged. After the initial tart notes is caramel, green apple, earth, and a long hoppy finish. Dry and somewhat woody/earthy with a lingering tartnessRather carbonated. Interesting stuff, like I said, I did not know it was BA, if I would have known at the time it would have made sense. Lets not delete my rating this time, I really did drink this beer...
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bob for the bomber! Poured slightly hazy medium orange with a short, but well-retained cap of eggshell head. The aroma was just bizarre, but in an intriguing way.. sweet bourbon and oak struck first, followed by a bouquet of light and citrusy fruits.. hops were muted, but carried through earth and floral character.. sweet bourbon, vanilla, and caramel rounded out the back.. zesty pineapple and starfruit bounce back for a final hurrah. The flavor had a lot of tangy bourbon and oak throughout, somewhat to the detriment of the underlying brew.. caramel and lesser bready notes at the core with earth, spicy floral, and citrusy bitterness around.. finished spicy with peppery alcohol and more bourbon sourness. Medium-bodied and near-hot on the palate, again with a little too much barrel presence.. very interesting stuff that I’d like to try again (perhaps a fresh new batch).
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one bottled at WinTour 3, thanks Slothgar! Cloudy, medium orange pour with a foamy tannish/orange head, a nice floral hoppy nose and a bit of watermellon, well balanced, with a potent floral hoppiness and some strawberry, merlot, with a creamy yet strong finish. Very nice.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Dark orange pour with a hint of brown as well, nice frothy white head. Nice citrusy grapefruit aroma. Big wet hoppy flavor, some malt in there as well, lingering bite in the end. Not too bad.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draught a couple of times yesterday: Pours a semi hazey orange colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma is sort of sour, pleasent but plenty of citrus fruit on the nose; lemons, limes and black pepper. Taste is also semi tart with lemons and pear on the palate.