unclemattie (4283) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone 14th Anniversary.
22oz bottle. Pours a solid opaque cloudiness, golden orange color, white rocky head of foam. Aroma of hops. Mostly the scent of earthier varieties. A touch of citrus, with a good amount of wooded forest in the autumn, and sweet biscuit malts. Tastes of sharp bitter American hops, nice West Coast (San Diego-style) bite. Kinda like biting into a grapefruit rind, although without alot of citrus. Finishes with a dry malt and a bit of white pepper spice. Very soft texture, perfect malt backbone, makes me want another sip, and then another,
scottw86 (1133) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy orange/yellow color with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is very fruity and hoppy. Some lemons and oranges. Slightly tart, very nice aroma overall. Taste is very hoppy as well with some tart citrus and lemon flavors. A good amount of pine and floral notes as well. The finish has some alcohol with a very earthy dry taste. Overall this is very flavorful. I’m not sure the combination of flavors is my favorite, but I like how the fruity notes are present. Overall a very nice ipa.
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share with my father-in-law and my wife; hazy orange with medium white head; aroma-sweet, citrus, spice, cloves, pine and some other fruits I can’t quite identify; taste-medium sweetness, high bitterness, long-lasting, almost unpleasant. Very creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Interesting beer
galensmith (29) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Hoppy nose, although coupled with interesting aromas of citrus and pear(?). Looks and smells more like a hefe than an IPA... I’m confused. Starts out on the sweet side, with bitterness and hops only creeping in towards the end (contrary to the description). Very strange beer, and certainly delicious in its own way... but not the IPA I was expecting.
Grima (2137) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Festival der Bierkulturen, Cologne, 14.05.2011
Pineapple yellow color, slightly cloudy, with high, fine-pored head. The smell is delicious of aroma hops-citrusy with a nice herbal note. Starts with a lot of aroma hops, citrussy, bitter, slightly herbaceous. Taste at first slightly medicinal, but this impression disappears very quickly. The aftertaste is very fruity and bitter, with grapefruit and hints of orange. The further course is slightly sweet, fruity hop aromas come through a lot. Very weighty IIPA!
3fourths (8293) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
draft. cloudy golden wheat body, small bubbled white head. musty cheese and BO nose, honey-tinged, green, raw and vegetal (onion, garlic, canned tomato sauce). similar flavor: musty, cheesy, stinky, almost putrid, with garlic, butter and onion thrown in for good measure. surprisingly soft texture, low sweetness, high bitterness, medium-high acid. but.... disgusting.
cmonster (992) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber served in a tulip. Interesting lighter color. Pours bright orange-yellow with a medium sized white head. Decent retention and lacing. Complex aroma of marmalade, tropical fruit, orange peel, toffee, and some floral elements. Has a solid bitter-sweet attack that shows big grainy malt on the mid-palate. Medium body, creamy-sticky texture, followed by a bright array of bitter goodness on the finish. This is still great after almost a year in the cellar.
pivnizub (9099) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (mit größtem Dank an Grima!): Golden, hazy, bigger stable off-white head; solid grapefruity-piney nose with a light pale-malty background; solid bitter-sweet flavour, almost full bodied; slightly vinous, but mainly dry bitter-sweet finish with lingering hops. Impressive stuff......
ddemmingjr (726) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Tremont Tap House: pours hazy straw, off white head. good lacing. cotton candy, pez, citrus. really distinct nose. T- tangerine sweetness, quick bitterness, grassy malts, bread on finish. Real nice.
TheJester (1981) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle. (2010 vintage). Orange with a small white head and tonnes of sediment. Lotsa pineapple juice in the aroma, and a little candy sweetness. The flavour is a little more restrained than the aroma. The hops are floral early, herbal/earthy at the end, and juicy throughout. And much fruitier than I expected Brithops to be. Nice, but not overpowering, bitterness throughout. Not IIPA bitterness. Nice body, and it is not under-carbonated. Very nice beer.