bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Styles. Light copper color with a foamy/creamy white head. Aroma is strongly hoppy - almost earthy/herbal. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is very strong, almost minty, hop over somewhat harshly roasted caramel. Finishes like the hop was fruity. Really good stuff.
Ratman197 (9045) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pured a clear orange amber with a lingering ringof ivory foam. Aromas of biscuit and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, light orange zest and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of earthiness, wet/floral hops, citrus, and spicy. Tastes of lighter earthiness, some spiciness, and citrus.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh batch from December. Pours creamy, very lacey and foaming over golden coloured body. Aroma of the wet hops, taste of the wet hops. Hoppy and good wet hop bitterness, without shredding the palate. Abv not listed, but feels in the 6-7% range.
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle, opened 10/4/10. Pours a muddy amber with a colossal rocky brown head. Solid particules all over the place. This one is going to take forever to pour. Good head retention, good lacing, and as my friend would say, fascinating bubble structure. Aroma of tropical fruits, pineapple and floral hops. The taste is tropical fruits, mango, citrus and caramel malts. Bitter finish. There is something faintly off, though thankfully the worst symptom is the colossal head. A faint off-taste is present also, but thankfully its mostly covered by the hops. Medium bodied.
Ughsmash (7006) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear medium golden with a short cap of off-white head that was easily-resuscitated. The aroma picked up honey and pale malts surrounded by pineapple and pine hoppage.. touches of ginger and woody notes too.. deep underlying honeycomb. The flavor found more of the honey at the core along with some lighter bread.. moderate bitterness around in the form of pineapple and grapefruit.. sticky honey and pine resin on the finish. Medium-bodied and tacky on the palate, with lots of residual bitterness in the end.. there was some good stuff in here, but it didn’t come together for me.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazyamber with a nice white head. Smells of spice, resin, sage, metallic. Tastes resiny and sticky with some citrus and a resiny finish. Some astringency holds this one back.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to mibirder, golden orange with skim foam ring, aromas of fresh citrus fruit, flavors of sweet nectarine, bready malt finish
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a medium white head that lasts. Aroma has a nice pine hop aroma with a nice grain sweetness. Flavor began sweet from the malts but the hops build for a nice pine finish.
after4ever (5937) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. pours a clear bright orange with a loose white head. big earthy herbal wet hay nose with light campfire nose. creamy medium body with lively carb. herbal, earthy, biscuity mid palate and a lingering resiny finish.