harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 edition. Bottled: Apr 22, 2011 (I believe)
A: Pours a rusty copper ale with excellent clarity. Single on two fingers of peanut head falls over several minutes to a thick quilt of the same which clings to the sides as a sheeted lace product.
S: Floral and soapy hops are at the forefront here. Plenty of grapefruit rinds are backed up with a light, crystal malt profile. The malts are biscuity and dry. Smells: okay.
T: Malt is the first thing I taste: sweet, caramels and hints of oxidation (cardboard). this is quickly and assertively overtaken by bittering hops and low intensity flavoring hops. Some resiny flavors, but not very inspired IMO. Finish has a hint of corn on it.
M: Medium body with quite hi carbonation. Wish the carb was a little lower. Finish is dry.
O: I’ve had this in previous years, I don’t believe this year’s batch is up to par. This one is one dimensional in the hop profile (bitter and resiny). The malt is oxidized (cardboard). The beer has potential, but this year is not quite as good.
Serving type: bottle
abcfan (670) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well done. Pours cloudy orange with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is flower and light citrus. Sweet malt backbone with a slightly dry finish. Tasty!
Rob_D_UK (598) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a long frothy head. Aroma is fresh hops, piny. Flavour is of earthy hops. The end is not bitter
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 9-23-2009 (24oz. bottle) When poured, this beer forms a large frothy ivory head that mostly diminished, hazy orange golden body, fair amount of lacing, and lively, fast rising carbonation. The Aroma is malty, citrus, pine hops, and spicy. The Taste is crisp, caramel, citrus, pine hops, and spicy. The Palate is clean and smooth. This beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer has a lingering hoppy aftertaste, worth trying, and a beer for hopheads.
Lonick (683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I might be scoring this lower because i was expecting so much more. This is a little too safe a little to slight to be the beer i was hoping for. Nice enough but it just lacks something, a depth that something like the the hoptimum has.
culchiem (2222) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clean golden color with a medium head. Aroma is medium hop. Flavour is spicy hop, not overly bitter, smooth finish.
Dervock (404) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours hazy burnt orange with a big white head. Citrus and floral hops, stone fruit, caramel malt and creamy aroma. Lots of hoppy bitterness balanced by the citrus and floral notes whole thing lingers for a long time. Mouthfeel is creamy. Says on the label it’s a fresh hop ale and the hops certainly dominate.
JonMoore (1771) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- cloudy amber with large white head. Floral piney hop aroma. Lovely hoppy, piney, bitter flavour. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Very pleasant long bitter finish. Excellent.
Jamedra (365) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Láhev 710 ml. Aroma je velmi příjemné chmelové s nádechem žlutého melounu a oříšků. Pěna je zlatobílá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je tmavší opálová. Chuť má sladový střed s ovocným nádechem a lehkými karamelovými podtóny, finiš je slabší kávově hořký s lehkým alkoholovým závojem. Vcelku se jedná o velmi zajímavé pivo s originální chutí a krásným aroma.
gschrade (426) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste. Citrus, pine, hoppy. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again.
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