GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Total Wine & More in Cherry Hill. Hazy copper pour with orange highlights settling under a tall dusky white head. Aroma of spruce and tangerines. Not as much citrus in the flavor. Lots of earthy, grassy hops. Astringently bitter but not altogether unpleasant. Some semisweet chocolate and toffee. Middle of the road mouthfeel and a very dry finish. Overall a nice, classic Pacific NW IPA.
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is the embodiment of ’bitter beer’. Lots of bitterness all around in the flavor and the finish. Grassy and piney. Some melon and tea notes as well, but for the most part, just bitter, bitter hops. I found it completely unbalanced, and not all that enjoyable, despite the fact that I normally like hoppy ass beers. Oh well.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Hazy yellow orange with a small off white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, pine and light malt. Flavor is fairly bitter with a clean malt profile and well hidden alcohol. Medium body with average carbonation. This is a really nice IPA, lots of hop flavor and aroma and just some light malt sweetness.
dfearnley (1094) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle to pils glass
Cotton candy and apple. Clear light amber with a thin white head. Taste is sweet with a nice bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with ivory sheen. Nice floral, pine, grapefruit hoppy aromas. medium body. Nice pine sap, grapefruit hop flavors on a caramel, pale malt base brew--good
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a hazy straw color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of spicy, herbal and citrus hops, stone fruits, faint malts. The taste is big citrus, stone fruit and tropical fruit notes, some spice and an herbal finish. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney finish.
smith4498 (3112) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark golden orange color with white head. Aromas of pine and caramel. Bitter pine flavor with sweet caramel and some iced tea. Medium body with average carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (10323) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso tasting (from the Space Needle gift shop, Seattle - be warned it was $2 cheaper downtown, not to my surprise but I didn’t want to risk not getting hold of one!) 18/11/12.
Hazed light amber with a thin off white head that soon clears to the edge.
Nose is caramel malts, rip mango, orange, grapefruit and a touch of wood.
Tastes comprises caramel malts, pine, bitter tropical fruits, light tea bag flavour.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
cstuartj (1015) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the brewery, Pike’s place. Cloudy golden yellow. Thick off white head, lots of lacing. Nose is citrus, grass, sweet. Attack is citrus and sweet notes, finishes bitter and dry. Pretty okay IPA.