BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a misty orange color with a huge retentive white head with thick billowy piles of lacing. The nose is spicy with herbal noble hops, moderate pine and citrus and a light yeast note. The flavor is balanced; minerally dry pale malt contrasted by a light bitterness. Very herbal and tasty. Finishes moderately bodied with a continuation of the hop notes where you’re pulled back to the beginning.
ExpendableHero (787) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow beer with a white head. Noticeable sediments floating about. Very nice aromas of woodland pine and citrus. The taste is a bit bland, some pine hops mixed in with coriander peel. There is also a unique smokiness in here as well. Other than that not as hoppy as other IPAs, which for me is always a plus. Easy drinking, smooth IPA.
BeerandBlues2 (10930) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at 13th Richmond Gathering, courtesy of MaltDawg. Pours clear gold with an average, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw, meal, cereal), heavy hops (floral, citrus, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peach and pineapple. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, meal, cereal), heavy hops (floral, grassy, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of honey. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
Kinz (3559) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Richmond 13th from maltdawg I think. Pale hazy yellow, good head. Aroma floral, citric and earthy. Flavor has surprising level of malt, followed by citric and earthy finish. Nice stuff.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 1/15/2011 Source:Other) Earthy resiny hop aroma over a bit of caramel. Cloudy light straw golden with small white head. Earthy resiny hop flavor with light caramel. Moderately sweet with moderate bitterness. Finish is medium sweetness with robust residual bitterness.
Butters (3983) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gather XIII. Fail. green apple. english. old. uninspiring. whatever. coool stature onthe label at least
Drake (10949) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 13th Richmond Gathering. Thanks! Pours a pale amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with a tart finish. The taste is bitter citrus hops and a caramel sweetness. Medium bodied.
Trev (2020) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale gold cloudy pour
aroma is earthy hay and grassy/floral hop over a bready malt.
flavour is yeasty earthy malt. Grassy Floral hop. Light bitterness.
Alc is blended into the flavour very well.
Ungstrup (30994) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops, grass, oranges, alcohol, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, oranges, and hops, leading to a dry and bitter finish where a fruit note lingers.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, light caramel malt, Earth, slight pine, and light citrus. Poured amber in color with a medium to large-sized creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished greatly but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, slight astringent, malt, grass, light pine, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Hops, malt, grass finish is lightly sweet, medium bitter, and lightly dry. I bet this was better when it was much fresher. 7.7%ABV is pretty well hidden throughout.