portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Town Hall. Pours clear amber with a foamy off white head that fades with decent lacing. Aroma is awesome citrus and floral hops with a subtle sweetness. Taste is big citrus grapefruit appricot and rather resinous and pungent. Palate is medium and sticky with a crisp dry finish. I do beleive I have just had the best freah hop IPA to date, just awesome!
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Poured into a pint glass a medium copper color with a 2 finger light tan head. Citrus rind notes abound in the nose, resinous and danky. Subtle malt sweetness gives way to nice hop bitterness that lingers. Some pear flavors as well. Medium mouthfeel. Some lacing. Pretty tasty.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice copper color with a powerful fresh hop scent. Has a nice light bitter taste with a bit of caramel.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from tap into Pint glass. I believe the wet hops were added five days prior to my drinking this (first day available). So pretty damn fresh.
Appearance: Mostly clear amber with moderate white head and light lacing.
Aroma: Orange, grapefruit, pine and toasted malt. As expected, but quite aromatic and very nice.
Taste: All about the 100% wet Chinook hops. Orange and grapefruit mostly, quite tangy, balanced by toasted malts and an almost hidden caramel sweetness. Ends with pine, some spiciness and an excruciating bitterness. Some warming tames the bitterness.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, extremely dry finish.
Overall: Very fresh, flavorful, aromatic and bitter Wet Hop. Very nice if borderline too bitter, even though I love IPAs.