Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle brought back to me from Michigan from a friend. Thanks Eric! Pours a hazy medium amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Nice fresh hop aroma with resin, citrus and herbal notes along with a nice malty backbone. The taste is very bitter earthy, herbal hops with a bit of a citrus caramel finish. Medium bodied. Quite good.
nimbleprop (7344) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle scored via trade with HopBurp. Pours a hazy, translucent, orange amber with a frothy, rocky, slightly off white head. Aroma of sticky hops, grapefruit, pine, lemons, flowers. Flavor is very bitter, grapefruit, pine, lemon rind, a little bit of crackery malts, a little bit of light, cookie dough sweetness. Finish is very bitter, like a orange rind. For the amount of hops in this, they should have just increased the malt bill and made a double IPA. It’s a little TOO bitter for just a regular IPA. Almost too astringent and over bearing.
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from an anonymous benefactor via a trade. Pours copper with 2-finger uniform off-white head. Nose is great, caramel malt, some orange marmalade, resiny hops, perfumy spices. Tastes rich, very resiny hoppy, very citric, with a solid malt bill and some finishing astringency. My cherry popper from Short’s, and a very impressive one indeed.
douglas88 (8308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle shared by Tim- thanks man for the Shorts hook up! Pours a clear apricot color with a large white head. A huge aggressive nose, pure vine, loads of fresh citrus hops. The flavor is similar; a rich fresh flavor, fresh hops, light bitterness, some juice, herbal. Nice IPA.
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tim, thanks
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a nice sized white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Pine, grapefruit and citrus
Taste: Pine, citrus and some bitterness in the finish
A very refreshing and good beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz bottle, thanks to RAYBOY01: This poured a golden amber body with a substantial eggshell head. The aroma was strong with the PNW hops - grapefruit zest and pine. The taste had a strng enough caramel backbone to support the bitterness and hoppy flavors. The finish was dry with a prolonged bitterness. Very nice.
mar (5226) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. fresh citrusy, piney hops, and smooth esters. nice palate, flavors are big piney hops and a real bitter finish.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle via BA gratefulbeerhead) amber orange pour, nice oily bubbles, nose of honey, grapefruit, alcohol and other citrus. Taste of alcohol, hairspray, grapefruit oil (very bitter), and bready notes as well. Medium thick body that’s oily slick and finishes quite spicy. Bad aftertaste to me.
travita (4823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The look is clear, golden in color, and has a light white head. The smell is hops, citrus, pine, and ok. The taste is bitterness, hops, pine, and caramel. Almost harsh in the bitterness.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of earth, grain, grass, and pine. Flavor of grass, grapefruit, orange, pine, and caramel malt with lingering bitter finish.