chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sebago, Portland ME in April 2010. Clear amber colour. Rather restrained aroma. Quite strong grapefruit hop flavour. Prominent bitterness. Some fruity notes. Good clean bite. Not a huge hop monster but a very decent, drinkable IPA.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this more than once, they dry hop it, serve it on cask, all but make beercycles for you to take home (I can do that myself). I like the dry hopped version the best, but the on-tap version I had was funky yeasty aroma, hoppy, lacey, was fine.
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2012. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, caramelly and quite nicely balanced. Flavour is sweet malts, fruits, nectar and some grass. Ends in a big grassy bitterness.
Scopey (5506) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF (at 6%). It pours golden yellow, with a thin bubbly white head. The nose is grapefruit, tangerine, melon, orange, leaf, some manure and sweaty sock. The taste is straw, hay, resin, pine, citrus pith, grapefruit, light spice and some alcohol warmth, with bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and slightly syrupy mouth-feel. Decent stuff, but I imagine this would be better with more carbonation (i.e. from a keg).
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden, white head with some lace. Aroma is citrus hops, taste citrus, light malt, good hop flavor and bitterness, light body bitter hop finish
SrSilligoose (3119) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. clean fresh tangerine. resin. well balanced with a dry slightly sweet caramel malt backing. tasty. on cask. like.
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of the bottle today at Portland Pie. Pours a solid golden yellow color with a thinnish off white head that slowly dissipates. Smells of citrus hops mostly, its an old school aroma of bitter hops with a hint of caramel and bready backbone. The flavor follows the aroma quite well, citrus and a hint of pine flavor and bitterness with just enough malt to keep it form being astringent. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Nice IPA, not great but much better than some of the other options at the Shipyard pie company.
Vir4030 (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light yellow with a normal head and a sweet hop aroma. I like the flavor - it’s on the hoppier side but decently bold. Dry hop flavor, goes well. I’m impressed.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Clear gold pour with a thin off-white head. Malty and vegetal nose with slight hoppiness. Malty and sweet flavor with a grassy hop finish.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew is a clear copper-gold color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lace. Aroma of citrus and malt. Light-bodied with a mildly bitter hops character with some metallic notes behind it. Touches of sweet malt and ripe fruit as well. The finish is short and hoppy. Not up to par.