pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler from drewbeer me....pours a clear apple cider brown with a thin soapy white head....
aroma of rotted fruit, vegetably, and semi-sweet...
flavors of sweet tropical fruit, somewhat oily. soft mouthfeel
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kan Presents: Fresh Hops - a blind tasting. Pours a copper gold with an off white head. Nose of lemon, malts and faded earthy herbal hops. Light body lemon catty citrus flavors with a funky dirty notes. Lightly sweet malts that are complemented with the hops well. Drinkable brew. 7/3/7/3/14 = 3.4
lb4lb (2216) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler in trade from xmarcnolanx. Thanks Marc!
Pours a nice semi hazy, nutty amber color with a smallish beige head. Smell is sweet and fruity caramel, pine, and some dank hops. Nice and sweet and perfumy hop nose at first. Taste is malty and a touch cardboardy, in a way. Hops don’t come across as fresh as in the nose, but there are still some nice pine and fruity flavors along with the dank hops and musty flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Overall, a pretty enjoyable IPA.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange color with less head than expected for a harvest ale. Lots of lacing. Aroma is hops and some light citrus. Flavor is hops, sweet fruit, and not very bitter. Mouthfeel isn’t remarkable. On tap.
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Nachbar - Pour a hazy orange amber color. Aroma is all grapefruit from the Simcoe dry-hopping. Palate is balanced and slightly on the malty side. Not as bitter as one would think, but all of the great fresh hop qualities definitely come through. One of my favoorite beers ever. I can’t wait until next October to try it again.
Narnad (1417) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at the table at the St. Louis brewpub. Arrived golden in color with a thick head and low carbonation. Aroma has a very floral hoppiness to it with a slight citrus hops aroma. Beer has a very floral hops flavor up front with a slight malty hint and ends with a very citrus end note. Smooth and merges the flavors very well with almost no alcohol taste. Awesomely hopped beer!
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Amber color, thin head. Big, fresh, juicy floral-and-grapefruit-hop nose. Flavor starts sweet and a bit fruity, rolling into a wave of bitterness that sticks long into the aftertaste. Great aroma but the bitterness was a bit harsh for my taste, with the flavor caught between.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From an 18 hr old growler thanks to Skyinbrian. Contrary to what the website says, I find it hard to believe they used cascades. Pours a nice deep gold with a fluffy head. Nose is strongly citric, with some funky pine and cheese notes. I think there’s simcoe in here, touch of mustiness that I associate with that hop. Could be the wet hops, though. Taste is quite bitter and resiny with a decent malt background. Some weirdish medicinal aspect, but it is growing on me. Nice, but I’ve had better.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(hand bottled from irishboy,who always calls it "schafly")orange body with some head.the aroma is of perfume,citrus,and some pine.flavor is much of the same.although by this point,its pretty much flat.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler acquired in trade with xmarcnolanx (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hopes, pine, and citrus. Nice and hoppy! Tastes of pine, grapefruit, floral hops, and some caramel. A very nice IPA!