jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9oz bottle-pours a thin white head and amber color. Aroma is pine hops, sweet medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, herbal/earthy/slight pine hops-slightly bitter. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out.
Pinball (11809) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared by papsoe.
cloudy brown, small white head.
quite hoppy aroma, fruity bitterness (hoppy fruity)
flavor is quite hoppy, also earthy, grapefruit, malty balance. very hoppy ipa considerig its from england.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.9 oz bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a pretty standard amber IPA amber. Small white head with little retention and little lacing. Aroma it of a nice bitter hoppiness, but it’s also a bit watery and faint. Is there lemon in this? Bitter beginning ends with the same sensation as sucking on a lemonhead. This could use some more hops, but the maltiness is nice.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of tiasted caramel, fruity, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, fruitiness, and citrus. Body on the thinner side.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Source: Brewfest, Classic City
Appearance: clear amber, wispy dirty white head,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with earthy hops,
Overall: sweet caramel malt aroma, light earthy hops, light twang, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Dogbrick (10879) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective tasting on 12/10/08: The beer is a hazy light amber color with a wispy off-white head that disappears quickly. Thin top ring of lacing with spots under. Aroma of hops and peat malt. Medium body with a subdued floral hops character, and flavors of earthy malt and pine. Kind of reminded me of Kelpie with more hops. The finish is mildly bitter and creamy with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Just average overall.
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle shared by Tom. Clear yellow/amber colored body. Sharp honey pine nose. Dry, crisp, oily, properly bitter, a bit too syrupy and sweet, but clean and sharp, which is nice. Some tea leaves and thyme (and even some celery/vegetal/fuel thing) tasted in the finish takes a bit away from what otherwise is a decent beer that I could enjoy drinking great quantities of.
PorterPounder (6972) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 500 ml bottle. Pours dark orangeish, copper color with a sticky, slightly off-white medium thick head that leaves a decent bit of lacing. Minty aroma with some raw cake mix thrown in there. Delectable bitterness with some faint citrus notes, some cookie dough and a bit of spearmint. Mouthfeel is of the appropriate thickness and carbonation for the style. Very enjoyable.
radagast83 (6781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brought from Georgia by a friend. Pours a deep dark orange color with a frothy, white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, and almost sweet malt. Flavor is rich, hop bitterness, with a lasting finish. Great beer.
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the Hopsnobbery Collective tasting on 12/10/08: Pours a cloudy amber with a minimal head. Dank aroma of tart fruit and hops. More malt than hop in the flavor and is also pretty tart. Not great.