AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of mora2000. Clear amber color/ beige head. Mild caramel, pine, grapefruit aromas. medium bodied. Grainy pale malt flavors with slightly faded floral, citrus hops.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL courtesy of noodleuser. Poured a slight hazy orange with a small, white head. Decent lace. Aroma of candy corn, apple juice box, fruit punch. Taste is candy, some sweet melon, cantaloupe, bitter melon rind. Nutty bitter. Probably was excellent the day it was bottled.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Small off-white head with hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/catty, some orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, catty, pine, some grapefruit. Medium body, light acidity.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, yellow gold color with thin white foam, aroma is piney with a fruity pineapple, bitter caramel flavor, nice fresh beer
Mora2000 (5147) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to StormKing47 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the pine and resin with some biscuit malt also present.
The flavor is very similar to the aroma. In addition to some pine, resin and biscuit flavors, I get some orange citrus mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Nothing special, but a very solid IPA.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fresh floral hops nose, just a touch of citrus, and a smidgen of honey. The taste is lightly sweet, moderate to light bitterness, lots of grapefruit, some apricot and light honey. Nice.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Bright golden color. Nice aroma of freshly mown grass. Nice balance, bot overly bitter. Decent.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a cloudy golden straw color with a finger’s worth of white head.
S: The nose starts off with a nice hop aroma, which you would certainly anticipate from a fresh hop beer. I get mostly grapefruit rind and grass along with some bready malts.
T: There’s a nice bread base to the beer followed quickly by the hops. The hops are extraordinarily grassy, which doesn’t really do much for me. Not as much citrus or even floral notes as I really like. Also a bit of booze on the back end.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is moderate with a crisp finish.
D: This one seemed to have some promise, but the flavor was just a bit of a letdown.
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass a very slightly hazed apricot orange/yellow color with a white fluffy head. Really fruity type aroma with both pineapple and orange rind notes. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with the fruity notes coming in nicely from the hops. Pineapple, orange rind, and apricot flavors. Bitterness isn’t too bad but lingers on for a little. Overall, a pretty good hoppy beer.
douglas88 (5151) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to AdamHarbaugh on BA. Pours a mostly clear golden color with a medium white head and some lacing. A very nice nose dominated by citra hops; sweet fresh, fruity, honey. A smooth flavor; very earthy strong citra hops, some honey, smooth light bitterness. Very good. I’d love to try this on draft or even cask. Enjoyable.