RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours rusty orange with a big, creamy off-white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, rye, dirt, toffee, char, and slight peppery grassy quality. Flavor of begins with deep grapefruit and caramel followed by earth, toast, wood, slight char, and pepper. Finishes with more grapefruit and wood, with some gentler biscuit flavors and an earthy bitterness that sticks. Medium bodied, creamy, no heat, and yet still easy to drink. I think the bitterness is heavier than 40 IBUs leads on, but oh well. Good beer.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lacing beige head with a copper body. Aromas of toffee, a little bread, some piney hops. Flavors are toffee, lightly toasted bread, slightly spicy hops, hint of grassy and citrus hops. Finish is bitter and dry but not overwhelming with a lasting spicy hop note.
jzzbassman (1577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a deep orange with a sticky white head. Biscuit and grapefruit nose. Pleasingly bitter, with some caramel malts that cut the bitterness that clings to the tongue on the finish.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, cloudy, tan head. Pine hop aroma. Taste is balanced malt and pine sap with the finish being pleasant bitterness that’s not over the top.
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ FredFest... Poured a hazy reddish/copper with a bubbly head. Pretty much a Rogue beer. Light hop earthiness, bready malts and that dominating pacman yeast. Nothing too crazy going on here.
Camons (9826) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Cheeky monk, Denver doing the oyster and beer event. Pours golden with a offehite head. Aroma of fresh fruity hops, peach and kiwi. Taste is fresh fruity with grapefruit, pine, peach, kiwi. wellbalanced. Medium body, lively carbonation, bitter finish. 130411
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011-05-13. Crisp dark amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Modest aroma, mildly resiny hops with hint of malt. Flavor is similar, chewy resiny hops and a supportive malt base. Very light caramel touches. 7+ Average plus palate. Not super complex or assertive but quite drinkable, and enjoyable. Bottle shared by Blankboy 15+
jmad (72) - - MAY 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured this in a glass mug...
The liquid was hazy brown with orange hues and a tall, mayonaisse colored head that was very dense and left a lot of lacing. The smell is mostly pine and citrus peel with a background of caramel apples and cinnamon. Tastes of piney hops with hints of toffee and spice, the aftertaste is dominated by bitter grapefruit peel. This is a juicy beer with lots of soft carbonation and a dry lingering finish. These homegrown beers are some of my favorites, this did not disappoint.
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Dark orange appearance with a two finger, orange/tan head. Grapefruit/orange citrusy, light piney hoppy nose with a medium malty smell. Pretty heavy pale malty body with a light to medium orange/grapefruit citrus, medium piney bitter hoppy flavor. Orange piney hoppy aftertaste.
phaleslu (9254) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a semi-cloudy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma is pretty faint, but I pick up on some toast, light earthy hops, and some woodsy, grassy notes. Flavor of bitter, earthy hops hits right away with minerals, soap, grass, dry grains, and pale malts. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry, bitter mouthfeel. Not my style of APA.