radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butterscotch and vegetal hops. Weird, but drinkable. Watery. 12 oz. bottle purchased from Leary’s for $1.80.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: Draft. It pours a very ruddy amber with a small off white head. The nose is mostly nuttiness with some caramel. The flavor follow suit with a very mild earthy bitterness. Light to medium body. Decent.
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle, but found this in the cellar and it’s well past its best by date (about 1 year old). Aroma has some pine from the hops and a bit of sweetness. The taste is a bit off at this age - there are some weird bitter malt flavors. The hop flavor is still there, but muted, and then there is some malty backbone. This must be better fresh, but this one is just drinkable.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft at Southwest Porch in Bryant Park, NYC. medium bodied brown pour. very buttery flavor, ringwood heavy, hate that shit. nutty, bready notes but cant get past butter ringwood flavor
trapped (2321) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orangeiyellow with very small white foamy head, floral aroma, lavender like flavor, balanced hoppy taste, fizzy, long finish. Very nice ale with strong hops influence.
Shaskitt (5) - - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hops like bug spray. Ok malt nose. Too carbonated. Wouldn't seek this out again.
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BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber brown color with a fluffy white head. Tastes of Carmel, bread and hops. Decent
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Emeister84 (2170) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of roast, earth, and smoke. Amber with a small white head. Creamy, smokey, and nutty. Medium bodied, smooth, and with a citrusy finish.
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer poured a dark copper color the color of deep wood. Had a light off white head of thick foam that fell slowly. Clear and had streaming effervescence.
Nose was very much like an IPA. Had some pine, grapefruit way in back and a succulent hop cone scent. Bread and a sweet malt. The taste was dark toasted malt with dark caramel. it had a pungent leafy vegetal quality that I really did not like. It was bitter but not extremely bitter. It had an oniony quality that took over the beer. Malt took on smoky meat like quality and was overly toasted and dark tasting. It then developed the taste of sour or rancid walnuts. It left a terrible sour aftertaste. Bitter, onion and a bunch of flavors that just didn’t go well together. Dark caramel doesn’t go with onion.
This was a beer that could not make up it’s mind. To go towards the dark qualities or the light . It had potential but each characteristic failed in some way. The mouthfeel was strangely oily and slick. It had a metallic taste underneath all that that was just noticeable. it was not a harvest or fall beer, it was not and IPA it was not a dark beer. It was some kind of conglomeration of elements from each of these and failed to be any one of them.
ScipioA (405) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown/red appearance, looks like a pile of old leaves. Just a bit of pale head. Interesting concept, a single-hopped IPA featuring Summit hops. Apparently summit hops are the kind that contribute sort of a dank smell to the beer, not my favorite. More dankness to the flavors, but this time balanced by a bit more citrus plus quite a bit of sweet. Really nice mouthfeel, just a bit thick with a very dry finish and lingering bitterness.