harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in the last month or so.
A: pours a nice apricot colored ale with less than a single finger of meringue like foam which falls to a central cap that falls to a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lacing. Small amounts of suspended yeast take from the originally excellent clarity (operator error).
S: Mangoes, pineapple, apple, apricot and biscuity malts make up the jest of this one. Not bad at all, quite pleasant without being particularly intriguing. I get the feeling this one uses Citra hops on finish (or at least it reminds me of the Citra dry hopped mild ale I recently made).
T: Sweet and bitter. Nice caramel and biscuit malts mend into resiny bitterness and a midpalate full of mango. I like the bitterness on this one - not overbearing, but present; dry but mouthwatering.
M: Medium bodied with fine and moderate carbonation. Semi dry finish makes me salivate.
O: Nice beer, one of the better offerings from Troegs IMO. Worth getting your hands on now, as it appears to be a one and done.
Serving type: bottle
orangesol (968) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this on-tap and from the firkin at the release. I preferred the cask version so I will be reviewing that one. Poured straight from the firkin into a standard pint.
A - Pours hazy amber orange with a small half finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of light citrus rind; most notably grapefruit and oranges; grassy hops, and the typical scratch IPA series chewy yeast and sweet caramel malt core. Not bad but not great either.
T - Starts off with a nice mix of light citrus rind and bitter grassy hops slowly giving way to hints of the typical scratch IPA feel of chewy, sweet, caramel malt and yeast. The finish is a mix of chewiness and hop bitterness, lingering for some time. This one seems to be a bit more hop forward than some of the recent ones.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Chewy, bitter, feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.
O - While I haven’t really "loved" any of the recent six scratch IPA’s this one was still pretty good. I still like #39 the best out of all of them but this one is close.
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured hazy medium golden with quite a bit of sediment.. short, dense off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy pine and grapefruit hops, with some oranges showing as it warmed up.. soft honey-kissed pale malts supported.. well-balanced and enticing. The flavor found bready and honey malts at the core, with grainy orange, grassy, and dried pine bitterness laced through and extending outward.. fairly sharp on the back-end, with bitterness and some sourness taking over.. decent. Medium-bodied with tight carbonation on the palate.. just and OK feel and flow.. this started better than it finished.
nickd717 (3629) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear bright copper in color with a very small white head. The aroma is citrusy and herbal with orange, peach, and tangerine notes along with a little sweet malt. The flavor has a mildly sweet sugary malt base and big rough citrus notes, mainly tangerine and peach with a little apricot. Some orange marmalade. Medium body with decent dryness and some resins on the palate. Good stuff overall. Not like a lot of other IPAs out there.
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, yellow orange pour with bubbly foam, aroma is sweet hoppy citrus fruits, flavor is leafy green bitter
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Light orange that’s slightly hazy with spotty lacing. Sherbert, grapefruit, slight citrus tinge and a touch of fruit sweetness. Nicely bitter, grapefruit, citrus and almost a grassy finish. Lighter to medium body with bubbly carbonation.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from PUB’N. Pours turbid orangy straw with 1-finger frothy white head. Nose is very mangoey, piney, and black peppery. Tastes orange marmaladey pale malty, with an overall sweetness, some honey, peppery, tannic, and floral notes. Complex and very good.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, mango, florals, and caramel. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, tangerine, and caramel with a bitter finish.
KornDogg (553) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to JFutty. Floral & citrus aroma. Hazy/golden body with thin lasting head, nice lacing. Flavor is filled with grapefruit, floral notes with hints of hops and resin. Bitter finish with long grapefruit aftertaste.
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy golden / yellow color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of floral green hops and some citrus. Tastes of the same with some sweet fruitiness.