BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours caramel to amber with a tan head. Floral hop bouquet wiht a caramel malt nose. Sweet hop flavor, very smooth, with a malty finish. Medium-bodied palate, refreshing and fizzy.
madsberg (10611) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thx to lbrew2or3. Dark murky amber coloured. Huge light brown head. Spruce, fruits, caramel, spice, herbs, light fruits and flowers in the aroma. Flavour of pine, spice, grape, light caramel, herbs and flowers. Medium to full bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end.
jtclockwork (10486) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark muddy brown with tan head. Nose of rye, malt and hops. Taste of brown sugar, caramel malt, hops and rye.
daknole (10163) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from total wine. Pours an amber color. Aroma hits with caramel malt and some serious hop notes flood the nose. Flavor has some resin, citrus and floral hops while a big malt backbone keep this one from being a big hop bomb.
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2007 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, deep mahogany ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Floral, evergreen, earthy notes and caramel in the nose. Big beer! Hopped like crazy, but solid enough malt to put the lupalin to the test. A touch of caramel and a good bit of late-arriving bitterness and pungency. Medium to full-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes, medium bitter, herbal and very grassy. World class hop experience! Thanks to GoldTwins for the bottle!
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from TheBeerCellar. Thanks! Pours a deep muddy brown with a thin head. Retention not so good, lacing good. Aroma is strong malt with an earthy hop profile perfectly blended in. Taste is oily hops with a nutty malt profile. Terrapin is fast becoming a favorite brewery of mine.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle acquired in trade with kp (thanks!). Poured a deep amber/copper color with a small sized off white head. Araoms of pine (fresh pine needles), oranges and some caramel. Tastes of oranges and caramel. Alcohol content well hidden.
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Captain Couger. Pours Reddish with restrained but noticeable foam, in my anti-gravity glass.Very very smooth, though hoppy. Alcohol hits you without noticing in taste. Malty, satisfying, though not overly complex. Well balanced.
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL courtesy of tastybeer. Apparently this is contract brewed at Flying Dog in Maryland. Hmmm. The pour is a hazy, deep mahogany looking opaque brune in the glass. A huge, rocky, yellow head erupts and sticks around indefinitely and finally subsides leaving big lace. Aroma is cheesy old hops, caramel, toast, brown sugar. Taste is salty, bitter, chewy, toffee, sweaty, some prickly alcohol warming coming through. Palate is watery, dry, biting.
Dogbrick (9191) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the "Beer Tasting on the Front Porch". Pours an iced tea color with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily to a wispy film. Rings of lacing. Aroma of hops, sweet molasses and malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, bready malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a sweet malty aftertaste. Good IIPA all around.