Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a one finger thick off white head. Very barley wine esk with muted herbal hop notes and some caramel malts. Bet it was tasty in its prime.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with a frothy beige head. Aroma is slightly faded but is still very bitter with grapefruit and lemon. Taste is mild hops, good caramel balance. Thick body and good carbonation. Slight bitter finish, very pleasant.
MmmcKay (1038) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cool golden orange color. You can tell the hops have mellowed a bit in this beer. There’s a sweet malty presence that overshadows the hops.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a golden-amber body. Resin, sugar, and floral aromas. Floral, ripe citrus, resin flavor. Bitter finish.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the ’Butter’s Last Supper’ tasting. Finally got my hands on a bottle of this. Pours a semi clear orange gold with fair ring of white head. Nose of bready faded hops, green apples. Flavor starts will a balanced hop, fades to a malty backbone, and has a distinctly hop bitter finish. This seems to have gone downhill with some age, but not bad, just kinda a little above average.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
April/May 2008: Terrapin Side Project [Volume 1] Hop Shortage Ale has a good citrusy aroma that seems a bit reserved. There is also some honey maltiness in the aroma. The beer is orange and clear with a mild to moderate level of carbonation, and off-white head, and speckled lacing. The flavor has a sweet toffee and toasted maltiness along with a mild to moderate amount of Cascade and Hallertau-like hops. The finish kind of falls off, but there are some lingering flavors of toffee and Hallertau-like hops. This beer is medium-bodied and pretty solid overall.
1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #162 for this beer.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source:22 oz bottle .
Glass:Sam Adams perfect pint.
Appearance:Poured a clear orange color with a two finger off white head.
Aroma:Hint of caramel malt, but huge floral notes dominate the nose.
Flavor:Faint caramel malt base with a resiny citrus finish.
Palate:Body was a little too thin. Carbonation was solid.
Overall:Needed a hint more body to be well balanced. Overall, not a bad IPA.
scoobyluv (503) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured an orange color. The aroma was very hoppy and floral. The flavor was full of citrus and hoppy. Overall I though this was a nice IPA.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is pretty nice. Big hops of pine and citrus, grapefruit. Nice fluffy head and a bit oily. Taste is balance and big on the hops. Juicy and crisp but lingers a bit. Pretty good overall.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Strykzone for sharing this one with me. Pours hazy orange / amber with a small patchy head. The aroma has caramel, bits of grapefruit, mustiness and it is somewhat oxidized. Medium / full body with a good amount of soft carbonation. The flavor starts oxidized, but the the age it is holding up well. There is some pine, wood and orange in there. The finish is mushy and woody. This is quite good for its age.