dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle with a single hop cone inside. Shared with some buddies. Aroma wasn’t overly hoppy or earthy, sort of a rubbing alcohol smell. Flavor was more geared towards the malts here but it wasn’t terrible. Not really my cup of tea but still glad I got to try it.
bu11zeye (12364) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbal, grass, pine, and coconut. Flavor of caramel, pine, coconut, earth, and pineapple with a dry, bitter finish.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy gold color with a thin soapy head. Hop cone in the bottle! Aroma is light earth, floral and citrus hops, and some grapefruit zest. Taste is oddly not very bitter - citrus hops, grapefruit,
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok, this is a ridiculous bottle. A whole hop cone floating in the bottle earns it a 5/5 for appearance out of the gate. It’s just a cool idea.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz glass poured into a pint glass (no hop cone).
APPEARANCE: Amber orange color that is hazy. Pour resulted in a slight head that dissipated into a ring around the glass with a little bit of skim.
TASTE First taste is medium sweet malt. The taste turns to light bitter then finishes much bitter. There is some floral taste in there.
PALATE: Medium bodies with a creamy texture.
OVERALL: Well balanced. A pretty decent beer. If you are into malty IPA’s then this is a good one to try.
arkurzynski (1860) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep amber in color. To be honest, not much coming out in the nose. Skunky hops and sweet malts. Taste is worse. Soupy caramel malt, candy, and seaweed-hopping. Not sure if this went bad or what. Not digging this stuff.
AWISLguy (1890) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sendiks. (yes there was a hop cone in each bottle of the 6). Pours a hazy yellow-orange with lots of below-surface activity for no head. Aroma is sweet fruit, pine, a strong floral presence and some tangerine. Taste is sweet syrup, tart fruit (orange zest? grapefruit?), resin and an underlying maltiness. Finishes quite thick (despite all the under-surface activity) and syrupy with some bitterness. Alcohol is present but muted. The hop cone is a cool idea - it is almost like a final dry hopping on the pour. Very solid offering; not bad, nothing outstanding about it either.
blutt59 (6270) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, clear yellow with piney fruit cocktail aroma, flavor is similar with more maltiness and some smoke even
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Piney aroma. Appearance - orange - but with a freaking hop cone floating in the bottle - how can you not give the appearance a 5!! I thought the sweetness was a little heavy - offset the bite a little too much. Regardless, an excellent beer - a couple is all I would be able to handle at one sitting.
arminjewell (8759) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange with nice lasting white head. The bottle literally contains a whole hop cone...poured through it on the way into the glass. Big chewy citrus, pine, resin, touch of caramel, sweet tropical fruit notes as well, with a touch of earth in there. Taste is big, bold, bitter and harsh, with notes of pine and resinous bitter, some citrus, spicy earth, touch of tropical fruit. Fantastic, almost perfect example of an IIPA for me, wish I could have had this fresh.