kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Scrizz via Mys Swap 4 (big thanks!). Pours a hazy amber with an average white head. Nose is fruity esters and some hoppiness. Taste is most perfumy, soapy, grassy, herbal hops and a bit of biscuitiness. Finish is thin and astringent. Carbonation os moderate, body is light. Semi-dry finish. A decent IPA.
jtw (1151) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle brought home to detroit all the way from seattle. pours a hazy light orange-amber with a thin whitish head, and catty and dusty-smelling hops emerge first. some pale malt behind, with some grapefruit but it’s not overly citrusy beyond that. reasonably balanced aroma for an IPA, not over-the-top hops. slightly bitterer in flavor than aroma, but still a woody green hops bitterness. medium-to-full body, with a medium-dry finish. a fun beer, i’d like to get a hold of some more stuff from this brewery.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from a market near my buddy Dave’s in Seattle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head and some solid lacing. Solid aroma of grapefruit, pine, orange and some graininess. There is a definite astringency to this beer which throws off what would have been a damn solid IPA. Still not bad though.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy, glowing, medium orange amber with a golden sheen. A small, frothy, cream colored head fades quickly, leaving some nice tapestry lacing on the glass. The aroma includes grapefruit, orange peel, lemongrass, and some kafir lime, with a floral, perfumy overtone and a light malt base of toffee and honey kissed grains. Flavors display nice balance between sharp citrus hoppiness and lightly sweet toffee, but something (I’m guessing the heavy grain notes) just seems to dull things a little bit. The palate is lighter than it should be and a little under carbonated, finishing with bitterness and a mild astringency. There are some nice qualities here, but the whole package just fails to come together for me.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, pine, mango, and passion fruit. Flavor of hops (floral, citrus, earthy) and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of scrizz. Pours a hazy amber with a rocky white head. Smells of citrus, melons, caramel, yeasty, resiny. Tastes of grapefruit, pepper, melon, resin and caramelly on the finish.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured gold with a thin white head. aroma of grapefruit, pine, and pineapple. flavor of pine, hops, and some good bitter. light body and low carbonation. a very nice solid IPA.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a decent yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is very piney, malty, nice bitterness. Mouth feel is medium-full body with low-medium carbonation. Overall, good stuff!
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy honey-gold in color with a small white head. aroma is very spicy with floral hops and citrus. Taste is the same with a bitter hop finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose is pine resin and citrus (pink grapefruit). Bitter finish, decent mouthfeel.