Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear lighter golden with a fluffy, sticky whitish head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up deeper pine and grapefruit notes over a lightly-buttered bready base.. well-balanced, but the hops were a little muted. The flavor found crusty bready maltage at the core, with a little more assertive hop presence than the nose indicated.. black pepper, pine, and grapefruit led the charge, with some earthy character joining on the back-end.. bitter and warm on long finish.. tasty stuff. Medium-bodied and sharp on the palate (not necessarily in a bad way), mostly from the heavy hoppage.. everything worked well in here.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a semi-cloudy golden-orange color with a finger-thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, herbs, pale malts, and lemongrass. Flavor of pine resin, herbal hops, grapefruit citrus, and grass. The flavor is more in line with the deScription than the aroma. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. About even with the Scratch 37, which I had right before this.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear golden body with an average white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, herbs, dried cow manure, and mustiness. Flavor of citrus, caramel, grass, dried apricots, and earth with a somewhat dry finish.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - thanks to thirdeye11.
Light orange color, very pine forward aroma. Ever so slight apricot flavor, very citrusy and tasty. ABV is well hidden - I could drink more of this!
Sammy (9986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rich yellow with lasting three-fifths of an inch head. Carbonation bubbles were obvious and this was a highly carbonated beer. Floral hop aromas. Understated bitterness, pleasant, mild grapefruit. Lots of lace was noted later. Was worth trying once, drinkable, but a below average IPA with way above average alcohol.Smooth mouthfeel, other than the carbonation.
Small bottle from M-P
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy thirdeye11. Clear orange color with a light bubbly head. Aroma is sweet malt, sugary and grains. Sugary sweet flavor. Slight feeling of hops. Finishes easy and hopped bitter.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from thirdeye11. Yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is great citrus, bread, and some pine. Taste is Caramel, a little burned, hops, and light fruit.
blutt59 (6287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, similar in color , aroma and taste to the #40 with a slicker more buttery flavor
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this side by side with 37 and 40. Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops. The centennial coming across in the nose. The malty sweetness is toned down from the 37. Still there just toned down. Flavor has the centennial hops kind of pronounced, pine and mixed citrus coming through. The munich malt is there, but nowhere near as present as the 37 and not really getting any caramel. LIke the use of the pilsner malt. Helped dry it out. Bitterness is right on. 38 kills 37.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a clear, golden amber color with a fluffy white head.
S: Lots of lemons in this one, too. I get mostly lemon zest with a bit of a bready malt base. A decent amount of pine to go with it, and some mild alcohol. Maybe some feet, too.
T: A bit better on the palate as the lemon zest really comes through strongly. Quite a bit of pine which provides a lot of bitterness, but it’s somewhat harsh at times. Again, a little bit of alcohol and bread.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation with a lasting bitterness on the finish.
D: Wasn’t too big of a fan of this either, but at least it was better than 37.