dmac (4091) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bomber from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a slightly hazed orange body with a large foamy off white head. Aroma is bland, citrusy orange and wet toast, hint of old tea bags. Flavor isn’t that great, there is a weird perfumey floral middle flavor. Initial flavor is toast crusts and then a finish of harsher citrus rinds. Body is solid with a medium to slightly fuller bodied and strong carbonation with a lingering aftertaste of hop bitterness. This is by far one of the weaker beers in what is a decent series of special beers.
smith4498 (3041) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy burnt orange color with white head. Aromas of grassy hops, citrus and spices. Biscuit malt and citrus flavors with green tea and some other spices. I was hoping the sorachi hops would be more prominent. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Redlight Redlight. The beer pours a dark amber-gold color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of hops, herbs and malt. Medium body with a floral hops character and notes of biscuit malt and sweet spice. The finish is moderately bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
drowland (6083) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/19/12. 22oz bottle from Grassroots. Hazy orange pour with a small khaki head that fades fast and barely laces. Surprisingly mild aroma with some citrus, biscuits, bread, caramel, and basically none of the listed ingredients. Slightly bolder flavor with definite tea along with caramel, biscuits, bread, and a bit of citrus. I was really hoping for more ginger and some of the other aspects. Another average entry from Terrapin.
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly cloudy tangerine orange. Somewhat complex hop aroma- juicy citrus. The nose conceals unique flavor. Dominant floral notes from the tea, subtle ginger spice, medium body and just off-dry. Would like to have seen more crossover between the hoppy aroma and the adjunct body, but not bad.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark amber color, aroma of earthy hops, herbs, toast, flavors of earthy hops, citrus fruits, herbs, ginger, green tea, nuts, bread, very mild on the hops, i was expecting a little more
Tmoney99 (10820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Natifest 12. Poured dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and herbal aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This a very good brew.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn’t do it for me. Too much ginger and not enough hops. Seemed like the palate was muddled and didn’t quite hit what they were going for. Or I didn’t like what they were going for. Either way, a miss for me.
jjgmd (1463) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber orange with no appreciable head. Nose is definitely green tea and pleasant. Taste is herbal as well with tea leaves, some citrus and some bitterness. Finish is bitter with the same flavors and moderately lasting. Quite IMAGINATIVE brew. Quaff 7 / 10
zgaier (1414) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber with a dissipating white head and herbal aroma. Taste is herbal as well, tastes of ginger, hops, faint green tea notes, and spices with a medium finish where the herbal flavors come through. Unique IPA with the flavors presented.