Travlr (12470) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary, courtesy of staff, thanks! Deep bright golden color, bright white head. Nice dank, earthy, herbal aroma. Taste is bitter, earthy, dusty straw. Very tasty.
GenDV138 (1474) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of floral, grapefruit citrus. Tastes of floral notes, citrus, toasty notes, candied fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I see that this is No. 2 in the series. Drat. I can never do anything in the proper sequence. Anywhat - This has the same light caramel body, but the head is much more slender than the others. The aroma is tart oranges and tangerines with a whisp of grainy sweetness. The flavor is fairly sweet with citrus tastes and some maltose. The bitterness level is pretty light, although it’s retained into the dry, citrusy finish. Not bad, but I prefer more of a bite in an IPA.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Citrus, floral/pine with a lighter caramel.
obxdude10 (2046) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t like this one as much as the Simcoe. The appearance was basically the same, with a bright and clear gold color and a medium sized head. I tasted a bit of citrus, wood and bread. Maybe it was the malt bill on this one that had me a little underwhelmed.
jsmerig (1263) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish Amber with a foamy head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste starts mildly sweet spiciness is a bit more peppery bite than the others. Mouthfeel is a bit more dry.
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mcox90 (1565) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours deep amber with a two finger off white head that hangs around awhile. Head eventually recedes leaving some nice lace. Sweet, tropical fruit aroma with undertones of bread. Flavor leans towards sweetness with more fruit flavors. Some pine resin sharpness in the flavor that keeps the sweetness in check. Full bodied with a lingering bitterness.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
easy favorite of the releases I’ve had. tropical fruity goodness...enough to get through what was an ok but pedestrian IPA release.
LBIguard (27) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: candied pineapple and guava nose.
Taste: sweetness seems to come from hops. A little cloying in the palate
Overall: nice citrus forward IPA. A little heavy but pretty balanced.
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Beerathon (1232) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This my 2nd deconstructed version and I’m not noticing much of a difference. Toffee/caramel malts are too sweet and hops aren’t showcased enough. Not even average.