rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml from www.erzbierschof.ch. Golden beer with thin white head. Aromas of malt and hops US. The taste start sweet then hesitates and becomes bitter. Flow of bitterness at the end of mouthful. Crispy, with a fruity and sweetened blend bathed by citrus and pine.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight haze on a yellowy golden body with a decent head. Pleasant grapefruit notes in the aroma and taste, not a lot of bitterness. Didn’t pick up on the alcohol at all and could have drunk these all night.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. from Chuck’s. Now this is an IPA. Pours the color of Red Bull. Lots of citrus and floral aromas. Big grapefruit kick up front that quickly subsides into some balanced malty goodness. Solid with a capital OLID.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Shenandoah Throwdown 2010. Pours a clear clean yellow with a big white head. Aroma is big citrus orange centennial, grapefruit, some slight tropical notes as well- mango and light pineapple cracker toast and light sweet malty hints. Flavor is a touch sharp unripe green mango, simcoe fruity citrusy notes, orange, tangerine, pine, sappy and minty with a light sweet malt finish mixed with an ok bitterness. Pretty easy drinking for 8.2 but not bold enough or sticky with the hops.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Red Lion, Göteborg.
Deep golden colour with a big creamy, hop-induced head. Fresh and flowery hop aroma plus some pine, clean pale malty, elegant malt and hop balance, quite simply a straight forward 2IPA nose. Bit woody, cedary flavour up front, elegant in the mouth and not overwhelming, clean with balanced bitterness. Hop flavour is medium, that is not too much which is good. No esters found. Light grassy background. Sweet flowery hop flavour towards the end. Very good and elegant beer!
ExpendableHero (773) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color with a frothy, white head. Aromas of fresh lawn clippings and citrus. The taste follows the nose, heavy on floral/pine flavors, ending on a tangy bit of grapefruit. A bit lackluster for the style, Southern Tier can do much better.
Camons (7379) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, flowers, light caramel malts notes to. Taste is grapefruit, bitter orangepeel, melon, bready and caramel malt. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Nice IPA with good balance, high drinkability. 090111
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Great beer. Aroma of flowers, and butter. Taste is bitter, with a very long finish. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Yellow, with a frothy white head.
HonkeyBra (3680) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour, thin white head. Big piney and citrus hop aroma. Lemon, hop candy, resin. Pretty nice aroma. Flavor is strong, clean hops. Little if any malt, but lots of citrus, pine, and fruit cocktail hops. Medium bodied, finishes on a sweet note. Somewhat bitter and maybe a touch of alcohol in the finish. Pretty nice.
dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colour pour. Big citrus taste, zesty, pretty big grapefruit. Mouth isn’t left with that sticky feeling after one of these. Nice.