jjuf1853 (1193) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at World of Beer Land O Lakes. Pours a mostly clear golden orange color with a foamed white head. Aroma has a lot or floral hop notes with noticeable ginger. The flavor is quite unique for and IPA with an interesting mix of ginger and spices and hoppiness in the finish. Can’t say that I can pick out the jasmine rice, but tasty nonetheless.
obguthr (3317) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rose petal perfume on the nose, mango, ginger and lemon zest underneath. The aroma is deja vu inducingly familiar. I swear there is a ladies’ perfume that smells like this. Cloudy amber, headless. Overipe orange, leafy green flavor, rose petal accents. Perfumey and slightly resinous.Mild apricot finish. Wow, this is a very unusual beer. The green tea addition probably is what causes the stir, but it isn’t easily identifiable. Elegant and delicious.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is yeast, herbal/citrus, light malt/wheat. Taste is yeast, herbal/peach hops, light malt/wheat (rice).
jcos (1362) - Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on August 8th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of ginger and faint green tea, no IPA characteristics.
Taste: Ginger, green tea, very faint bitterness
Palate:Light body, short-medium finish, covers alcohol well.
Summary: This beer isn’t bad, but it’s description as falling into an IPA doesn’t really fit what I tasted - unlike the Stone Collaboration IPA with Green Tea. What is here is solid but the name provides an expectation of something else, even with the green tea/ginger ingredient add ons.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a slight hazy golden color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal hops, rice, nutty notes and crackery, bready malts. The taste is herbal hops, other herbal notes, tea, rice, citrus, apple, plum. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, average carbonation, refreshing. Nice beer,
jw0406 (600) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz draft pours a hazy orange color with a medium white head. Aromas of ginger, green tea and light hops. Medium bodies, flavors are a little weird, not sure what to think of it.
unclemattie (3914) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Side Project 17:: 22oz bottle, foil wrapped. Pours golden amber color, white head. Malt aroma, hints of pressed ginger as it warms. Flavors of sweet rice pudding and loads of sencha, with a mild hop bitterness. The bitterness of the sencha tea mellows out the sweetness of the beer over the bitterness of any hops. Finishes with a bit of ginger bite tingle and a far away flavor of tobacco (more from the green tea.) I really think there should be more beer with tea as a flavor component. This beer is a perfect example. (3418)
b3shine (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to taster at Natifest. Looks fine. Smells and taste sweet, gingery, and hoppy with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Tryst. Was excited to try this since I generally like most Terrapin beers. This was overall very hoppy and earthy. It was like most IPA’s I’ve had recently. Good but not great.
Westmeister (1316) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love the experimentation from Terraping, but this was was not a homerun like Indiana Krunkles was for me. Poured an amber with nice fluffy white head. Smell is floral, light citrus and touches of sweet honey. Taste was light and effervesant, but certainly a strange mix. Mild citrus hops, ginger, green tea, some earthiness, hints of soap, jasmine. The green tea lingering and I believe the ginger sting and the Sorachi Ace poking thru are the highlights. Overall, worth the try for something completely different and in the end pretty refreshing.