Ughsmash (7251) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Poured slightly hazy medium amber with a dense cap of off-white head. The aroma was delightfully juicy with wet grapefruit, pear, and pine resin over a sweet caramel base.. touches of oak and vanilla in there.. sweet overall and entirely succulent! The flavor opened with tangy wheat and pine resin, rolling onto a sweet caramel and darker bready core.. hot bitterness surrounded in the form of pine resin, black pepper, and grapefruit.. warmer yet on the back-end leading to a thick, bitter finish. Heavier-bodied with an almost syrupy feel on the palate.. very bitter, yet very sweet.. the oak treatment provided minimal impact, but the additional wet hops did a great job. I’d gladly drink this again.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is soft, earthy notes of wood and big albeit not sharp resin. appearance is translucent ruby, hard to believe this is completely unfiltered. flavor is savory hops, delivering clingy, organic note devoid of citrus besides a bitter nearly lemon like finish. wood is subtle which works out to be quite classy. not as well developed (or less complimentary base beer) then the oaked domaine dupage.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a rich caramel color with an off white head. Nose is a but sweet and clearly hoppy. It seems like it would be a huge iipa, and it has some aspects That are pretty big. Nice hop flavor and pretty decent bitter finish. There is a bunch of sweetness and some caramel flavors. But there is a thinness more so in the flavor and also in the mouthful that leaves this out of the upper echelon of big ipas. Good, but not great.
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BeerBunker. Thanks man! Nose is nice and hoppy with orange and grapefruit, some caramel, orange marmelade, vanilla, and woody notes. Pours hazy orange with a decent head and some lace. The flavor is nice and citrusy hops on top of some marmelade and caramel. This is followed by some vanilla and lightly woody oak notes. Hop resins are juicy and citrusy. Medium chewy dryness on the finish with lightly noticeable alcohol.
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a really deep orange/copper color that got me very excited to drink it. The taste was very full and robust and had a lingering oakiness that really added to its likability. Real good.
beerohbeer_com (9) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fabulous beer; I am pleased to have got an example of this limited run. This being an unfiltered beer you get all the taste and all the goodness of such brews.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle: Pours a bright orange amber with a small froth of stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet sugary dark caramel candy and some grapefruity hops with a touch of light fruity notes. Body starts with an almost cloying sugary sweetness that quickly gives way to an aggressively bitter and almost harsh finish. The flavoring hops seem to be masked by the amount of bittering hops, and the malt seems to be one-sided and sugary lacking the normal fullness and complexity one would expect for the style. Didn’t really sense much oak character either. Seems like a good attempt, but just needs more balance.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber orange color with thidk cream-timged head. Aroma is intensely citrus mixed with pine notes. Flavor is the same earthy notes with pine and citrus undertones. Body is creamy with high carbonation.
WisconsinBeer (714) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep orange color with a foamy head. Flavor is fresh roasted malts, slight earthy oak flavor along with tons of fresh wet hops. Very sweet and syrupy, but in a completely solid way. Well done, probably the best brew that Two Bros has put out thus far.
Nuffield (3740) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hops and lots of vegetation, quite grassy. I had this on a night when we had a half dozen beers that were barrel aged (bourbon, whisky, etc.) but were based mostly on porter/stouts or Belgian ales....and though this was aged, it was quite different, being the hoppiest beer of the night. Interesting, whereas most beers fall on a pine vs. grapefruit hoppiness, this one doesn’t fall on that spectrum so easily. Thanks Jazz88, as always.