anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Mellow Mushroom, Auburn, AL. Pours a slightly hazy reddish maber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit. FRuity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.
Travlr (15912) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of bright citrus. Taste is bitter citrus and pine resin.
brokensail (13243) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to Jim. Copper pour with a white head. Grassy hops, caramel, toffee, and dates. A bit vegetal, some pine, and mild citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, and fruit. Dates, citrus, grass, and an herbal, bitter finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 16, 2011
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, orange citrus, light spicyness
Overall: sweet malt flavor, plenty of balancing bitterness, light peppery spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BeerandBlues2 (10784) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), and average esters (fruity) with notes of alcohol. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, herbal, grassy, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of alcohol, peach, pineapple, and honey. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.
Drake (10513) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can courtesy of Suttree. Thanks! Pours a hazy copper with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts with some floral, herbal hops. The taste is herbal, earthy hops with dry toffee malts. Medium bodied. A little muddled, but solid.
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL can thanks to womencantsail. Clear orange. Weak foam. Nose is cheesy, candies, potpourri tangerine. Sweeter sticky body with orange juice. Not bad. Dusty palate.
shrubber85 (9004) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Orange juice, malt , and orange peel/pine aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with nice off-white head. Sweet candied sugar/orange toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/quinine flavor. Good body. A bit rough. Here’s to Sam and Ham plus Albert II - the first primate in space.
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Straight to Ale Taproom, Huntsville, AL.
Clear reddish golden colour with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity hops, mild bitterness and some sweet maltiness in the aroma.
The flavour is sweet fruity, tea-like, moderately bitter and sweet caramel malty. Tasty. Quite nice.
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DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Mike L. for bringing me this 2 days ago. Canned on date is 06/27/13........ Poured into my DFH IPA glass. Sheeeeeit. Can foams over once it’s opened. Pouring into a glass yields a huge 3 inch head, that continues to slowly produce more head as it sits. Starts to worm up over the top of the glass after sitting for a minute. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Caramel malty, citrusy, lightly spicy aroma. Some metallic. Bigger sweet taste, kind of cloying, something musty and awful about the taste, a pretty medicinal bitterness. Gets not as bad as I go, though. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Aroma and texture are not completely awful. Not as super malty and sweet as I’d expect a 9 month old IPA to be, but pretty malty still, and something else weird going on the taste. A pretty astringent bitterness.