Schroppfy (2357) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy rotting vegetable component to the aroma plus what seems to be a huge Simcoe presence (love that intense mutated pine sharpness!). Slippery, full body. Great carbonation level. Buttery tastes(possible diacetyl according to my buddy, but I think that’s just sturm and drang), and it works for me nonetheless. Nice. Not Frank level in terms of lovely fruity nuances. Thanks again to the one, the only!
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gotta love the thinly diguised joke for Lupulin one of the wonderful characteristics of my Favorite flower, the hop. Beautiful bouquet of hop resins and a hint of malt. very nice pleasant hop bitterness that makes me smile. Oh and did I mention the hops?
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at RFDs in DC: Pours a dark golden bronze with a thin, but well-lacing white head. Aroma is plenty hoppy and citrusy with good malt backbone. Starts with a caramel malty sweetness and gritty/sugary texture well balanced with a fresh green hoppiness leading to a crisp, dry bittersweet finish. A very nice double IPA and another winner from Pizza Port.
jeffin7 (610) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2005 Pours cloudy light amber. Aroma of raisins, sweet fruit, and juicy citrusy hops. Flavor is raisin, anise, and citrus hops. My personal winner of the Lupulin Slam II.
Had it a second time and it still holds up. An absolutley excellent beer.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 On Tap@Port Solana: Pale hazy peach color with a small (bar pour) white head. Aroma is pineapple and citrus. Flavor starts pineapple sweet then sweet grapefruit finishing with a light orangy tang. Rich palate, maybe a tad too sweet. Fantastic with pepperoni and anchovy pizza.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at lupulin slam: Hazy amber. Aroma is grass, hops, grapefruit, citrus, with a touch of biscuit. Taste is hops, salt, grass, citrus, lemon, caramel. Medium to full body.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dusty deep gold, like light iced tea. Head oily and clumpy. Nose very citric, plenty of grapefruit, some cream and pineapple. Flavor is huge pineapple, some citrus, very fruity stuff. Finishes very dry and bitter, sucks the moisture from the mouth. Stunning mouthfeel, incredibly creamy and rich stuff.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a decnt head. Hello, breakfast is served. Grapefruit without the seeds. Ligth pineapple and pine. The flavor is a tad mroe balanced with pineapple making a more pronounced appearance. Think Dole canned pineapple juice. Substantially bitter throughout. Med full body. Pizza Port house character all the way. A mere shadow of the Hop 15.
argo0 (11123) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pine. Taste is sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, some caramel. Medium-full body.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper colored with a durable head. I know I’d prefer this poured in a tulip as opposed to the cold pint glasses used at O’Briens, but oh well. Aroma is a hop freak with a balance of orange and grapefruit. Taste is quite a bit more hop than malt and I really don’t care for the combination of hops. Solid but not the outstanding IIPA’s I come to expect from Pizza Port.