Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid all the way, smells of herbs and even hemp. mouth feel is full slightly oily and perfectly carbonated. taste is malt with a taste of grassy, piny hops. very strong. Drink it slowly and enjoy
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexdsdad06. Poured cloudy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittesweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a standout beer.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Cloudy peach-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. I’m pulling tropical fruits from the aroma – pineapple stands out. Maybe a little resin and a hint of fuzzy fruit –apricot or peach. Full-bodied with gentle carbonation. The flavor leans sweet and sugary, but there’s enough tropical fruit-like hop bitterness and essence to nearly balance things out. Finishes fruity, grassy, abrasive and dry. A touch boozy.
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at thirsty monk in Asheville nc. Pours yellow colored with thin white head. It has grapefruit aroma typical of imperial ipa. Hugely hoppy but also quite drinkable. Tasty brew!
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: Ultra hop character, deep out of way alpha hop fell. Alpha hop juice. Malted green organic carrot with alphorns mango. Clean malty feel with alpha hop feel.
Appearance: slight haze on golden brew with medium light top.
Flavour and Palate: medium full bodied. Fairly soft textured ale. Big malted base with peachy par hops. Drinkable vig brew. Alcohol well covered . Neat ale.
bubbleflubber (1746) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazed muddy orange straw into the glass, with a lightly retentive suds ring that leaves light soapy lace. The nose is floral with huge pine notes. A very heady hop leads a grapefruit and rind/peel essence along with a decent malt balance. The hop carries forth through the finish with lots of pine bitters, lingering decently without being heavy or overburdening. A nice grapefruit essence hangs over, just at the end of the pull. This is extremely quaffable, with an impeccable balance, and the ABV integration is held superbly in check. The mouthfeel is substantial, complex and round, with an almost perfect palate integration. One of the best IIPA’s I’ve experienced, let’s hope this "side project" becomes a "main one". Flat out great.... really.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow-golden, whitish cover. Aroma is nice, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is slicker, sweet ,citrus, orange.
CelticBrew (750) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared by Steve-O, pours semi-hazy golden orange with a small white head when cold, second half pours with a two finger white head that leaves a few spots of lacing and holds a small cap and ring. Aroma is of fruit and citrus, tangerine, peaches, lemon, grapefruit, with some pine & floral, a bit of spice and yeast. The taste is excellent as well with the hops dominating from the outset with pineapples and oranges. There is a hefty malt base but it gives way to a bitter resinous pine finish. Really nice flavour. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and prickly with hop juice. A drinkable double IPA, and dangerously smooth.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2010 pre-brewers jam tasting.Cloudy yellow, thick white head. Big citrusy aroma, lot of grapefruit and what not. Slightly thin bodied, which works in its favor. Dry crisp finish Tasty stuff.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting. Gold with gray floaties and some semblance of a white head. The aroma is strong fruity hops, orange, grapefruit, pine, some fresh rainforest. The flavor has an odd off-tinge of alcohol, tangerine, apricot, and pine. Surprisingly little bitterness considering the quantity of hops. Not too shabby.