HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ CCB. Pours a clear golden orange with a tall egg shell head. Nose is fairly balanced between the slightly more forward citric, piney hop notes and the caramel and pale malt notes. Medium to full body with good carbonation and a slightly sticky mouth feel. Flavor starts with a good amount of sweet caramel malt before opening up some nice piney, spicy hop notes, light grass and honey are also present. Finishes with moderate hop bitterness. Solid.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice ipa. Pours a copper and honey shaded body with a mild white head. Citrus and tangerines give way to a green grassy hop tone, a mild tea note. A bit brash with a strong hop oily finish, very nice.
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap on cask at the ‘010 FL Brewer’s Ball. Pours up copper with slight haze and off white head. The aroma is pretty robust with hop spiciness, some sweet malts, floral, a touch of soap and hop resin. The taste is sweet malts moving to pine hop resin, hop spiciness, a touch of grapefruit and staying hop resiny into the finish. It has lingering hops resin supported by echoes of malty sweetness heading deep into the after taste. Full of flavor. Nice!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy white head, drippy
Aroma: sweet pine aroma, floral hops, crystal sweetness
Flavor: hot sweet crystal malt flavor, sweet pine, long bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
dchmela (2818) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Cigar City. Hazy light brown pour. Citrusy pine hop aroma, really big. Tasty malt with lots of rough hop bitterness. Good IPA.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at redlight redlight. pours a yellow/orange with a thin white head. not much lace. hoppy nose with lots of citrus notes particularly grapefruit and orange peel. pretty bitter flavor with a bit of a bite in the finish. very smooth for having a high alcohol content. just ok.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Fresh hoppy nose, floral and citrusy, with balancing malt aromas. Pours a golden pale with a thick white head. Solid IPA, citrusy hops with hints of pine, sticky hops, with a solid malt backbone. Great IPA.
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
great roasted aroma. very wheaty. golden yellow color. hops hops hops! good flavor and pretty smooth. good brew!
MeadMe (1453) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Brewer’s Ball.
A: Pours a nice golden hue with a tall off white head. Okay retention with some nice lace.
S: Aromas of sweet malt, bread, citrus and herbal hops.
T: Caramel, and sweet bready malts in the flavor as well. Nice hop profile. Lots of citrus with mild pine. The finish is herbal, green, and bitter. I liked it.
M: On the fuller side of medium, crisp, bright.
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours amber, tan head.
aroma of caramel, strong citrus, grapefruit nose.
flavors, lots of citrus goodness, boozy mouthfeel, nice bitter finish with notes of caramel malts.
beer got a lot nicer as it warmed up, allowed for the warming abv to be present, and mesh with the hop profile and the malt balance. Tasty.