Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Cloudy orangey-blonde body with some big bubbles acting as a head. A truckload of floral hops on the nose. That is one citrusy beer. This is not the type of beer where caramlized-malts lead a citrusy hops final. No, in this case the citrusy hops flavour took over the entire body/beer. The full body indicates that there’s plenty of malts but they remain somewhat quiet flavour-wise. Honeyed cereals meet caramelized candied citrus. Juicy (very juicy) bitterness. Tasty. That type of fresh hops beer is obviously at its best straight out of the brewery but unfortunately my bottle was a good 6 months old when I drank it. One could say I was too late to catch the high tide at its peak.
blankboy (6364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry and tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a cloudy orange with an average size diminishing white head. Very nice, fresh hoppy aroma -- citrusy, resiny, spicy and more. Flavour’s refreshing and thirst-quenching -- like a fresh cask ale. Starts slightly sweet and then a hop medley hits you -- so nice! Medium bodied. Simply put, an awesome IPA!
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on Tap at Port Brewings 1st anniversary. Golden brew with a great citrus hop aroma. Flavor was dry and hoppy with a clean bitter finish. a nice change of pace from all the dark sweet belgians i had been drinking.
GRM (3154) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6.8 ounces, savoured on July 21 2007; eye: golden with straw reflections, lightly hazy, light suspended matter, no effervescence, white head that turns into a tiny ring around the glass, nice lacing; nose: bitter and edgy hops, grapefruit, lemon, dryness; mouth: in that order, dry and edgy bitterness, orange rind, grapefruit, lemon, slight caramel, dry and bitter finale where the astringency becomes more present, no carbonation : that’s really too bad, rather bitter, medium body, harsh texture; overall: quite enjoyable
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6,8 onces, savourée le 21 juillet 2007; œil : dorée avec des reflets paille, légèrement voilé, léger dépôt, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche qui se transforme en un petit anneau autour du verre, bonne dentelle; nez : houblon amer et tranchant, pamplemousse, citron, sècheresse; bouche : dans cet ordre, amertume sèche et tranchante, zeste d’orange, pamplemousse, citron, très léger caramel, finale sèche et amère en houblon et où l’astringence devient plus présent, aucune carbonatation : dommage, plutôt amère, corps moyen, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien aimé
Gorbalev (2974) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, Harry’s bottle. We needed some hops to finish the night and Harry delivered, thanks man!! Lovely fresh hop aroma, lemon citrus - very fresh and herbal but not overpowering. Dark yellow, small white head. Nice taste - very fresh strong hops - herbal and light malt, medium body. Tasted like it was fresh from cask. Nice interesting bitter finish. Great stuff.
HogTownHarry (6150) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy & tupalev, my bottle via trade with Boutip. Cloudy pale gold, small frothy off-white head. Sweet juicy malt aroma, good fresh hop medley, pungent resin but mostly light citrus and mild funk. Initially fairly mild sweet malt and moderate bitter hop balance, then the grapefruit pith bitterness kicks in, and continues for a while. Average body, nice astringency, mild carbonation, long lightly acidic finish. Very good.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours copper with a sparse white head. Smells of citrus, pine, some lemony hints, dough and caramel. Tastes mildly bitter with a nice malty splash and some pine. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is tangy.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like a cup of congealed fat with a fresh white cap. Awesome. One of the cloudiest beers I’ve ever seen, and in an IPA, which is kind of crazy. Fresh and clean hops, no grapefruit but instead more tropical, lighter kind of fruit. Down with the citrus and out with the pineapple! Dangerously drinkable. Pizza Port makes some seriously awesome IPAs. I’m really not a fan of the style, the three floyds style citrus brashness, but PP does away with that and makes some incredibly balanced, quaffable, and unique examples. Well done!
BBB63 (6301) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle with Tom and thanks to John for sending it to me: My pour was more hazy than Tom’s, small head and some lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and resiny hops, grapefruit and mango esters, mineral and yeast. The taste starts with a sharp acidic fruit bite and hop driving bitterness with a minor clove finish. The mouth feel is biting and aggressive, dry and chewy. A nice fresh basic IPA, quite drinkable.
Bartzilla (556) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goddamn! How is it I haven’t rated this yet? I blew through a couple cases last time it was released. Delicious, fresh, hoppy IPA that reminds me of sticking my face in a giant sack of green buds. Not that I’d know how that smells though. Nope, Impossible.