DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Once again, I let these sit in my fridge since last July, expecting to do a grand YouTube comparison of all 6 at a time. It wasnít to be. So Iíll strain myself into just doing two at a time. Tonight its Zeus and Hallertau.
Poured straight into my Sam Adams glass, the Zeus has a notably more orangey head, a little less robust than the Hallertau. Same light copper malt color. Taste still brings on the pine resin and hop-leafy bitterness; this seems to have held out the best, so far, of my aged stash. All these beers have shown a nice, rich malt profile that tilts them toward an American Pale Ale, no matter which hops are used. This has been a fun experiment, and since Sam doesnít have a regular IPA in its line-up, you can try these with no baseline to check them against. Except for the original Lat. 48į.
alexsdad06 (6881) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle at home from notes. Pours a slightly hazy deep orange amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor had caramel malt, biscuits, resiny, citrus, earthy hops, light spices hops, lighter bodied, mild bitterness, decent, more readily available ipa, I liked this better than most of the varieties.
tricyclist (1030) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
For what it is, itís a respectable IPA. Itís got a hoppy aroma but not overpowering. Malt presence for sure, aroma and flavor. Some resin and pine, earthy green. Medium malt with caramel and a fuller body, medium to full. Not a favorite, but not bad at all.
BeerdedDave (801) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly cloudy amber color; piney hop aroma; resiny, piney hop flavor on a medium bodied bready malt base with caramel notes
mansquito (4070) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is orange, pine, and herbs. Taste is pretty bitter. Significant amount of resin and pine are there. Lingering aftertaste. Pretty good.
Strangebrewer (970) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured clear copper with a rocky off white head. Sweet malt aroma with floral hops. Medium body, butterery feel on the lips with a moderate dry finish. Toasty malt with herbal hops, pine and grapefruit notes.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Biscuit malt and grass/orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with large off-white head. Sweet biscuit malt and moderately bitter grass and grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. Great hops.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with a tall, but quick, beige head.
Mild caramel, slightly woody aroma.
Taste is pine, resiny, peppery malt.
Earthy, woody bitter.....
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Carefully poured into my fancy Sam Adams glass (now, sadly shattered), this has a bright caramel body with a t5hick, dense, and sustained creamy head. Itís got an aroma of fir (no, not "fur") with a hint of grain. It tastes of pine, cereal, and a soft bitterness. The finish is dry and resinous. Not bad.
degbert (1346) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold-amber with orange highlights. High, lacy, large-grained head. Nose is light -- not much spice or pine notes; if anything, itís an odd mix of floral and cheddar cheese notes. Hops are muted on the tongue; thereís an orange candy overtone, a touch of spruce and sage, and a lot of malt sweetness. I think this hops doesnít play well by itself; too much Orange Crush in the end. Interesting for the experience, but not much else.
BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy, earthy and resin hops with cracker and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.