BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Lightly hazy blond color with a puffy white head, nice lacing and a good looking carbonation level for an IPA. The nose is super fresh and hoppy, lots of cascade and citrusy pine notes. Some grapefruit and small lime notes. The flavor is thinner, mostly the dry hops talking, which I like, with some light pale malt. The finish is thin with only a reminder of how much I liked the nose. A nose front beer, everything else is just going through the motions until the next sniff. Amazing though from where this comes from. I was expecting washington flavor and instead I get a heaping spoonful of San Diego Pale Ale. Yummy!
hopdog (11071) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle acquire in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Lots of small floaters. Aromas of citrus, pine, and apricots. Tastes of citrus, pine, and fruity. Medium bitter with a lighter sweet fruity balance.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Merritt Island Throwdown. Warm honeyed gold color with white frosty lacing. Melony, fruity: guava, mango mainly in the nose. Flavors are mellow and actually vanish quite fast finishing thin and therefore super-quaffable.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy Oakes. POurs a fairly clear light gold wth a small white head. Smells of juicy citrus hops, a little grapefruit, with some balancing malt. The flavor has some good balance to it as well, alot of hop flavor, some caramel, grapefruit citrus, and some pine as well. Pretty good IPA. Wasnt lacking in flavor, but wsnt overly hoppy either. Pretty good, maybe a touch underrated in my opinion.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... GIABMISGFAB... Cloudy golden ale with a small, fat bubbled, white head. The aroma is of fresh lupulin with pale grains and black tea. Full-bodied and coarse with lively carbonation. Well-balanced. Sweet malts and lots of residual sugar are countered by juicy, astringent hops. Bone-dry finish. Thanks to Beershine and Oakes for bringing this beer for us to try!
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a golden colour with a two finger creamy white head, good lacing. Nose is extremely hoppy and with a bit of citrus. Medium to light in body, with some interesting floaties in it, almost hazy. Probably a bad bottle, but a drinkable beer, regardless. There are better IPAs out there, and I might have to revisit this on again later.
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Merritt Island Throwdown ’08: Bottle, courtesy Beershine/Oakes. Pours golden with a thin white head. Big grapefruit pine grass aroma. Taste is bitter hop and citrus. Finishes with a little bit of a hop bitterness.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 Merritt Island Throwdown ’08: Bottle, courtesy Beershine/Oakes. Pours a dark golden amber, with fizzy lacing, and a nice wet head. Grapefruit and typical array of hops spatter the nose, with vanilla and citrus. Hoppy flavor, kind thick. Grapefruit and citrus, of course. Balanced; not a real hop monster. Drinkable and refreshing.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask. Orange color with a nice white head. Good lacing down the sides of the glass. Nice pine and citrus aroma Medium body with a nice, not too bitter hop finish.
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 Clear orange pour with white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and some pine. Taste of hops and hops only. Citrus is again present in the taste. Finish is dry and not very bitter. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated Hops are pretty underwhelming for a beer that only features hops. Needless to say a little weak overall, but not terrible.