AirForceHops (5262) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle with a expiration date of 10/18/15. Thanks going to weihenweizen for this opportunity. Dark copper in color with some lasting head in my snifter. Aroma has a mild sweetness with some pine, floral hints and weak citrus.
The flavor shows a mild herbal character with the bitterness coming in the form of moderate resin. The bitterness is firm and lasting after the swallow however, as it warms the malt bill really balances it and almost overpowers the hops. Very approachable and easy enough to drink. Pretty much what I expect from a standard IPA.
wlajwl (5055) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrus fruit and tea. The flavor is citrus, fruit, tea and a mix of slight ly dank hops and tart in the finish.
DSG (9562) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Ariel. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of stale hops with citric notes and cardboard. Flavor of stale citric hops and nice bitterness. Medium-bodied. 2 months before BBD but already too old.
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. No detailed notes - plenty of folks have covered it. A little sweeter than you might expect, and not as OMG HOPS as you might like given the name, but a really good IPA nonetheless.
raphael (1088) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balanced aroma, citrus-floral, A honeyed sweetness coming through with resin & lemon. light amber with modest white head. sticky finish.
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. An almost clear one, golden in color and with a small, off-white head. Quite malty aroma, with bread notes, some spent grains and a decent amount of citrusy, piney hops. Itís full-bodied, with a nice carbonation level, Some sweetness in the flavor, but the hops dominates. Resins, pine cones and a nice bitterness. Lasting bitter and quite malty finish. Overall, too malty for my liking, but itís a fine brew indeed. Could easily drink more of it. 150622
Meilby (10311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel room, The Latham Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, pine and floral. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, caramel, citrus and grape finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
bartlebier (2966) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes, sampled on draught and bottled in Athens/GA, IX/2012ish. Restrained floral hops on a clear, honeyed crystal malt base make this an easy, intermediate IPA. Not bursting with C-hop expressivity in aroma, even going on a near-European earthy bitterness in its mid, with some quenching resins to seal the clean, well-mannered deal. Not entirely worth its abv investment.
beeratarian (191) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper to hazy orange. Aroma is very light hops and some malt. Flavor is medium body with a little toasted malt and some hops. Smooth drinking beer but not a hop head dream.
Cousin_Larry (767) - - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hear ye, hear ye... All hopheads shall herewith rejoice! Terrapin hath recruited ye old HOPSECUTIONER to execute the exact hop profile for this killer IPA. You may lose your hophead over this one!