beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 10/13/2012 at GABF. This India Pale Ale pours a slightly hazy medium yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is herbal, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal and citrusy. Nice carbonation. Nice lingering hop bitterness. All those Fresh hop flavors. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
horto008 (154) - Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Hoppy Monk in El Paso, TX. Very bitter but didn’t have much substance to the flavors...not complex. I tried next to 2-3 other IPA’s and this one didn’t have the floral or general pine quality compared to the others. It was good, but not great.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/29/12. On tap at Kickback’s. Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head. There is some light caramel in the aroma with a bitter dose of pine and citrus. Nicely bitter, hoppy flavor again with citrus and pine. It dries the palate out for sure. Not bad, actually.
LKay (104) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Love the aroma and appearance. The flavor is great and then dissipates into thin air...not a lasting flavor and I wish it was.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Has subtle hop scents, has quite a bitter hop flavor, not much else.
Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV. Appearance is hazy orange with a huge white head. Very muted aroma, with light grass and straw. Taste has light touches of resin, biscuit, weed, and bread. Medium body with light carbonation. Pretty weak beer.
Suttree (4878) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper, nice white head. Very spicy, piney aroma, very full bodied. Flavor is very hop forward, lots of resin and pine, plus some floral notes. Some earthy, malty flavor n the background. On tap, Bearden Beer Market.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Made In Oregon. "Brewed with Freedom Hops" Pours hazy dark orange/amber with a 3 finger creamy/frothy beige head. Aroma is earthy/floral hop over some roast caramel. Full bodied. Flavor is earthy/floral, maybe with some citrus. Pretty earthy! It’s not burning, or not very, but it’s hoppy as all get out. Damn hoppy. Brilliant effing ale.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@PBF2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and mild sweet malty notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, herbal and mild maltyness. Quite big on the bitter finish.
Fatehunter (1066) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Dark amber, almost brown color. A good inch of dirty white head. Lots of bubbles. Not quite transparent.
Smell: Very fragrant. Sharp citrus and softer floral smells.
Moderate hop bitterness. The different flavors of the hops roll over my tongue in waves. The malt and hops battle it out at first with some nice sweetness followed by the bitterness... and then more hops. It is quite nice.
Going towards a softer feeling. Not as carbonated as all the bubbles suggested; moderate carbonation and body.
Very drinkable. I would have to concentrate but I think I can taste each of the five different hops as they flow across my tongue. Great use of the hops without going into the "hop bomb" mode.