tgncc (2776) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is flowers, musty. The appearance is clear deep amber, white head. The flavor is caramel, bread, flowers, citrus. The finish is flowers, citrus, grapefruit. Medium in body. Pretty nice.
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Happy full moon. Pours an awesome glowing bronze with a thick off-white head that leaves some sticky, intricate lace. Nose involves a big dose of pine resin, some orange and grapefruit citrus, some grassiness, marmalade, apricot and peach, floral notes, some light honey, biscuit, and toasted malt notes. Fairly sweet, lightly tart, and quite bitter. Medium toward full bodied, oily, fair carb, juicy, sticky, a touch soapy, with a lingering drying bitter and juicy citrus tart finish. Enjoying the balance, and the exuberant fresh hop notes. I’ve said juicy like three times now, but that’s what’s going on. Incredibly fresh tasting, very rewarding. This year’s version involves locally grown Illinois hops, and I’m pretty impressed with how it turned out.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Floral hops with citrus, and some toastiness. Lighter caramel in the tastes too.
boxofrane (2096) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Bottle from craft ale house. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma is not pungent, has some floral notes, some light orange. The taste has an assault if citrus.. Orange, lemon, and a light bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (8333) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in Room 316 of the Tulip, Bodegraven, after day II of Borefts ’13, big thanks to Kenny for dragging this one further east and for his slap bass efforts on his thigh!
Clear dark golden amber with a good sized off white head.
Nose is caramel malt, hops, bitter grapefruit, orange.
Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, orange pith, toasted malts.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, dry grassy finish with a good dose of hop bitterness.
harrisoni (13619) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tulip Bodegraven Borefts 2013. Resiny grapefruit pnw hop. Fresh as hell. Good. Lovely. Piney.
wlajwl (3818) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is spices, hops and slight nuttiness. The flavor is citrus, biscuit malts, light grapefruit, a hint of hop resin and a dryish/tangy finish. Perhaps slightly older than optimal, still very good.
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is pungent, and almost stinky (in a good way) some nice dank hoppiness, some light anise, some fresh greens and a touch of light oak.
The flavor is lightly sweet and nicely hoppy, some endive bitterness, some vanilla, and a nice all around hop character. Odd, but tasty.
Two brothers always seems to manage to do something totally different with this sort of thing, with a pretty high success rate (at least as far as I’m concerned) This was a very fun beer to try.
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Bottle at Paul’s Tasting, 1/5/13
Aroma: It has a nose of fresh/wet hops, some pine, and light oak
Appearance: This beer pours a nice looking, clear copperish color with a bubbly head
Flavor: The flavor is fairly hoppy, with a little sweetness and oak to it as well
Palate: This one has a smooth, clean feel, some oiliness, and a fairly nice drinkability
I quite enjoyed this one, and my notes indicate that it was even better then I expected I would be.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks for sharing CanIHave4Beers! The body was dark orange with some copper tinting. There was an off white head. The nose was rich caramel with some almonds. There was also some pine and grapefruit, but they were more muted behind the big malt body. The taste was grapefruit along with lots of grapefruit. There was also a bit of almonds. There was some funk and apple core. Nicely balanced, but not for those looking for their big hop fix.