bytemesis (2927) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as McKenzie Hopasaurus Rex. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a nice residual and good lacing. Aroma is light, buttery with notes of citrus, caramel and pine. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, not really that well defined, smooth and easy to drink but undistinctive. Lingering harsh bitterness gives away the IBU, but the ABV is pretty well masked.
Nutemeadowz (1) - Gold Beach, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
floral, grass, citrus, vanilla, banana, orange, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, all in all very drinkable IIpa. balanced enough to cover up alcohol, but not mind blowng as far as complexity. aroma reminiscent of a highland scotch when glass is empty and warmed, must be the malts.
cmonster (962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled as McKenzie Brewing Co. Hopasaurus Rex IPA. 100 IBU, 9.5% ABV. Dark orange-brown pour with a good sized off-white head. Nice retention and lace. Heavy caramel and barnyard malt aroma with resiny, earthy hop elements in the background. Smells sweeter than it tastes. Light sweet, medium bitter flavor. Full body, creamy-sticky-oily texture and a long, yet subtle bitter finish. Malty style versus aggressively hopped. Good beer.
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with the McKenzie label. Pours hazy light copper with a foamy off-white head. First impression was resin aroma, next was non-citrus fruit, then citrus. Full bodied. Almost chewy. Very hoppy with a fair amount of brown sugar background. I’m going with earthy/resin/citrus for hop flavor. It’s pretty smooth - the hop burn is mild, but the hop impact on the mouth continually increases. It finishes very, very hoppy. Nice!
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An imperial-style India Pale Ale. Extra deep gold color, extra strong, extra bitter, extra aromatic, extra everything. This was a very delicious IPA, rich and smooth with ample amounts of flavor and malt character. The hopping is so aggressive, but it never gets out of hand, it still stays balanced, right into the finish.
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now brewed under their alias name, McKenzie Brewing Company. The beer is now only 9.5%, ONLY. Delicious beer. It will knock your socks off.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured orange with a big white head that lasted forever Hose of citrus and pine hops. Medium plus body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is caramel malts with ripe tropical fruit ,and floral, citrus and pine and a long, dry flavorful bitter finish. Very nice.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. It is lightly hazed cinnamon beer. A fluffy off white head with a big mesa of foam the consistency of shaving cream in the middle. An aroma of malts, complex fruits, caramel, and yeast. First sip is big bitterness. Citrus, and pine. It is also full of sweet malts. The second sip brings tart bitter lemon flavors that grab the back of my throat. There are all kind of flavors here. Floral, pine, and citrus hops that are more complex than those three words. The bitterness faded some and the fruit and malts came more to the forefront. This settled into a very easy to drink 9.9% ABV beer which is very dangerous. Not one of the great IIPAs but still is pretty good.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange pour with a minimal white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity, citrus and mango. Flavor is nicely balanced. A little sweet, but a good bitter kick. Lots of sweet tropical fruit. Nice one.
DuffMan (6439) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewpub. My notes are as follows: "Holy FRUIT Batman! Awesome fresh pineapple, mango, grapefruit hops hops hops! Fresh, tasty, balanced, bitter. Oh yeah." I guess I liked it.