GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 Tap at Birreria Paradiso in Georgetown. Pours a clear yellow with a small white head that leaves some okay lacing. Aroma is spicy, orange peel. And there is a big whiff of low-grade vodka in there. Ugh. Taste is syrupy sweet, grainy. As the hoppiness and alcohol subsided this is a very simple pale ale. Poor. 12/16/2009 5/3/6/3/9=2.6
355mL thanks to tastybeer. Pours a clear light orange with a decent, healthy, off-white to yellow head with nice retention and small lace. Aroma is candy corn heavy, old hops, fake strawberry flavor, light vegetables, butter. Taste is butter at first with some buttered muffin and serious alcohol presence. All 10% is noticeable. Palate is average, inoffensive. Mostly sweet and alcoholic with old hop content. 2/26/2011 4/4/6/3/10=2.7
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured hazy peach with a short-lived cap of off-white head. Nose was juicy and consisted of light and citrus fruits (pears and huge grapefruit), pine, and additional malty sweetness to go with the grapefruit. The flavor carried hefty doses of sweet malts and had a medium-high level of bitterness... hard to distinguish the flavors of the malty base, but they were surely sweet... grapefruit and pine resin gave this a solid Cascade-y presence, with mild juiciness remniscent of Simcoe... also some grassy and leafy notes in there. The high booze content was well-suppressed, which is good... and the bitterness was at a reasonable level... but the malt contingency and lower carbonation made it feel a tad flat across the palate. Tacky, sweet, and piney finish. Overall a very solid offering.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jan 14th, 2005: Pours a murky, surprisingly bright orange color with a medium light beige head. Thin lacing. Satisfying aroma of citrusy hops and spice. Medium-bodied with a pretty strong hops profile, along with grapefruit and a perfect amount of malt balance. Alcohol is well-hidden. The finish is nicely bitter and clean, making this beer a great surprise.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange-cherry malt and moderate pine hops aroma. Amber with large head. Sweet light orange flavor blended with strong pine/grapefruit hops and a hint of alcohol bite - hops lingers quite a while after swallowing but light and very pleasant.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2006 Bottle. Rich reddish-amber beer with an off-white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma, but not as strong as most IIPAs. Resiny, caramel flavor with good balance. Finished with grapefruit and resin. Fuller bodied. Not overly hopped, but still good. Seems to oxidize quickly.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a somewhat small white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, and hops. Slightly sweet in the mouth and very smooth, especially given the 10+% ABV. Finishes rather smooth as well with a very slowly developing and long lasting bitterness. Excellent IPA.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright hazy orange, creamy slightly porous white top.
Rich aroma, blend of clean alcohol and high alpha hops. Slightly creamy bottom.
Medium bodied with clean warming alcohol. Strong hop presence with creamy finish. Good middle of the road hoppy ale with above average clean alcohol (especially for such potency).
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy with a tan head. Smells of perfume, wildflowers, yogurt and spices. Tastes of sweet oranges, roses and sweet malt.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2006 Slightly hazy copper color with small off white head. Aroma is really weak. I think I smell grapefruit and a sweet/tart-cotton candylike aroma. The taste is a nice round hop flavor due to a late hop addition to the boil. There could be a bit more hop bitterness for this style beer. The flavor has no real stand out elements. Itís smooth. I taste the malt sweetness that mixes well with the hop flavor which results in a sweet and sour candy like taste. Itís a nice flavor. The beer finishes with a sweet and tart flavor along with the warmth of the alcohol. This beer is really good but isnít what I was expecting due to the lack of actual hop bitterness. I will be buying it again.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy light orange to deep golden. Salty hops build up a nice citrusy perfume with mellow spice undertones (thyme, basil). Sweetish flowers accompany the typical grapefruit and lemon, pinneapple even to form a rather complex aroma, very appealing and broad in terms of hop flavors. Mysteriously almost husky malt bill add a most welcome balancing earthiness. Oddly, the taste is rather mellow, mostly straightforward grapefruit and lemon. Strong bitterness, but probably even stronger maltiness that opens up an almost vanilla level sweetness. Bready yeasty suggestions and a honey kiss form the finish background. Medium to full bodied, slickly malty, light and soft carbonation. Gently understated alcohol, this one sure doesnít make its weight. Typical Stoudts quality product, but this is definitely not as good as their regular IPA to me. Thanks Hopscotch!