hopscotch (10009) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a large, frothy, white head. Peppery, spicy, resiny hops play the lead role in this show. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with jazzy carbonation. The flavor provides heavy bitterness, but in a spicy, peppery, polite, English sort of way. Finishes bitter, caustic and dry.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy light amber colir with a large pillowy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and spicy, herbal hops. The taste is very bitter, intensely bitter hops. Big herbal notes with a slight medicinal quality, with some stone fruits, citrus and caramel. Medium-full bodied. Definitely an interesting one.
Benzai (9783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear yellow / golden color, big white head. Smell is not very good for an Imperial/Double IPA, but overall still decent. Taste is also a little disappointing, a little bit like old, somewhat fainted hops. Ok carbo, medium body.
hopdog (9635) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy golden/yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of citrus, some floralness, and earthy. Tastes of citrus, pineapples, caramel, lighter earthiness, and a little spicy.
Sammy (9340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium golden with white topping head. Understated aromas of the hops, the yeast. Mouthfeel a tad above average. A decent not over-the-top bitterness. Will try this again.
Bottle from Swoop Jones newly obtained case.
GT2 (9259) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber. Pours a clear to barely hazy bright orange with a thin, semi-rocky, light yellow head with spotty lace. Extremely weird aroma of fruity, fresh EKG hops, cantaloupe, butternut squash. Taste is very bitter, super dry, lots of overripe cantaloupe, honey dew melon, some metallic notes that urge on vomit like flavors. Very unpleasant. Then 9% rolls in and just turns this into a difficult beer to enjoy: too dry, too boozy, too much butternut squash and super weird hop varietals. Boadicea hops???
pivnizub (9166) - 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......
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 05/08/2010 (As This Beer Tastes Better On Tap)
Fruity aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a dry and bitter malt finish.
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think it was pretty good, they Americanized the English hops, it’s very nice.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is intensely aromatic. Bright and fruity with a heavy musky spiciness. Soft orange peel and orange marmalade. Herbal and resiny bitterness with a lot of chewy fresh herbal character. It’s quite British tasting but with even more of that herbal/spicy character. Long lingering bitterness. The nice malt character that I typically associate with British beer isn’t quite here, but the product is very unique and tasty product.