dresden (811) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can into shaker. The aroma is terrific. Big head that goes down quickly. Amber color. Very fruity smelling, lots of lemon but maybe tangerine or mandarin too. Tastes very wet and grassy. Bitter but really clean. The beer is fantastic, but the aroma is one of the best Iíve smelled.
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with kristen, james and veronica. Clear golden pour with good white head. Great citrusy lightly peachy hop. Fresh and green, not resinous though. Good perfect wet bitter finish. Great beer.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can to glass. This beer has an agressive nose of citrus flavors that are simply excellent. It seems to manifest itself in the form of grapefruit and some Orange. Slightly floral as well? One of my favorite aromas. the pour is a beautiful orange/light amber color with a large head. This has a some decent bitterness to the finish, but isnít over powering.
This years wet was pretty amazing. Citra is one of my favorite hops and this beer showcases why. I like this years version better than last years. I think it was more aromatic with all Citra instead of the half simcoe.
Dunt (283) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 can provided by Blake for our wet hop tasting. Pours a brilliant burnt orange, auburn color with a fingers worth of off-white head. There is a decent amount of delicate lacing along the edges of the glass. The nose is spectacular! The notes for this beer states that it is 100% citra hops, they are definitely prominent. Wetís nose reminds me exactly of Zombie Dust. There is a unique fruit character to it, white grape, pineapple, etc. Starts out with a pleasant sweetness, and then falls back on lingering hop bitterness. There is pine, grapefruit, white grape, and apricot. The beer has a long, bitter finish and has a medium body. Best wet hop of the night. The 100% citra has done really nice things for this beer.
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can courtesy of Tom... Pours a mostly hazy orangey copper hue and topped with a creamy white head... Melony tropical fruit and sweet tarts and a touch of aspirin... Flavors are semi-sweet with a citrus pineapple feel to go alongside some aspirin and sweet tarts. Medium fluffy body with soft to medium carbonation. Not bad but not up to par with some of the hoppy offerings had these past few days.
drpimento (2183) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is perhaps the best IPA iíve ever had! Poured with a small to average off white head and a little lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is the freshest hops and balanced against malt, caramel, fresh bread. Flavor is like nose and again the freshest hops perfectly matched to the malt, yeast, and carbonic tang. Body and carbonation excell. Finish is like flavor and surprisingly of average length considering the fullness of the flavor.
HonkeyBra (3277) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A couple pours on draft at the 3F XV Anniversary party. Medium amber pour with a thick white head. Aroma of dank hops, grass, pine, tree leaves. Lots of citrus manifesting itself as grapefruit and orange peel, a touch of tangerine. Some malt backbone, soft toffee and caramel notes. Smells nice enough. Flavor is strongly bitter. Sticky, resiny and pine hops. Lots of citrus, grapefruit, tangerine. Some more sweetness than i remember in the last few batches. Toffee, caramel, a cotton candy-esque sugar. Its still delicious but not quite what i remembered before. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation. Overall, really great ipa.
TheEpeeist (3289) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can. Clear amber with a coating white head. Nose is orange peel, cat musk and toffee. Medium body with a soft buzz, hoppy with a creamy bite. Taste is bitter mandarins, green olive, toffee and lemon. Different but it works. Stands out in a sea of good IPAs.
AirForceHops (2986) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz. Can, Thanks to Tripplebrew. At the crack of the can I could smell luscious hops. Slow carbonation makes a full, fluffy white head with great retention. The smell of fresh hops is intoxicating. Awesome nose. Flavor is mild grapefruit, pine and a touch of floral hops. Body is medium. Very light bitter finish. Somewhat dry finish. I personally like the Citra hops. I NEVER would have guessed this came from a can. I would have said draft if I havenít pored it from the can myself. My kind of IPA.
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can shared at the 2011 BA SJ gathering. Poured a light honey gold color with a large flufy white head. Aroma of dusty grains, citrus meat and flower stems. Smooth soft body with lighter carbonation. Flavor is a bit better then the aroma with grainy bread, citrus, graperuit and grassy hops. This one just doenst hold up to the likes of Hill Farmstead and Heady Topper which I drank just before this one.