MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at The Cad’s Pure Mad Rocket Mon The Beezer Tasting.
Very pale indeed for an American double IPA, a distinct lack of crystal malt. Sadly they seem to have replaced it with Golden Wonder Ready Salted crisps. The hops have died somewhat although there is still a good amount of bitterness. Pleasant grassy notes too. Actually, I have to take my hat off to Southern Tier for making an IPA without going ott with the malt. Good fruity notes and generally acceptable but a little way off what I was hoping for from a brewery I generally really like.
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First Snowfall of the Season tasting in Odense. Golden with a small white head. Citrus hoppy aroma, with lemon and orange peel, and a strong note of karamel and tea. Citrus hop flavour caramel and a tannic bitterness. 2X on the Caramel malt or on the hops?
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Local Tasting, Nov 2010. Pours clear golden with a creamy egg white head. Sweet malty nose. Some perfumey hops. Sweet malty flavor with peach and citrus hops beneath. Too malty. Smooth . .
Borresteijn (4563) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Clear deep golden colour, white head. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, light fruity hops. Flavour is sweet and bitter, caramel, malt, bread, bitter citrus and sharp pine hop finish. Medium bodied, good.
jredmond (5247) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, sixpack purchased awhile back. Pours golden body with slight haze and white head. Aroma is fresh pine hop and citrus notes. Mouthfeel is clean, with notes of fresh pine hop. Solid IPA.
gyllenbock (4427) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam, November 2010.
Dark golden with a medium creamy white head. Nice fruity aroma, especially pineapple. A lot of hops but also malt to make a good balance. Nice bitterness. A good and fresh beer.
Butters (3733) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange pour with fair light khaki head. Sweet clean citrusy, in some ways spicy, medium chewy body, with a clean finish. Lingering pleasant light bittereness. The hops are definitely used for flavoring as oppossed to bitterness, and thats a okay by me...
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
straight from the bottle .... citrus aroma with some pine ... thick mouth feel ..... bitter up front and in the finish .... caramel malt shows up in the aftertaste ... good balance between the bitter citrus rind and pine with some malty sweetness
egajdzis (5266) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, resiny hops, caramel malts, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, pine, grapefruit, sticky caramel malts, and a bitter finish with light alcohol as well.
ReggieDunlap (3020) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a very light golden color with a creamy looking medium white head...slightly lively looking...very nice retention and lacing. aroma is a touch sweet and has loads of citrus...grapefruit, pineapple...with a hint of spice that reminds me of saaz hops. sweetness of the aroma is lost in the flavor...spicyness is present up front (still reminiscent of saaz hops) while the end has dry grapefruit and is slightly tea-like. mouthfeel is lively and sticky at the same time with a very dry, earthy lingering finish. very tasty but i wish the citrus wasnt lost to dryness quite as much.