Camons (5785) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ hotelroom, Denver. Pours darkīgolden with a creamy white head. Noce is pine, citruss / lemon and herbel hops notes, sweet caremel. Taste is grapefriut, pine, lemon, herbal hops, good balance with the caramel malt base, little alchohol. Medium to full body, soft but lively carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 180211
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - FEB 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$10 750, bottled on 11/08/10, so it is 3 months old. Oh well, here goes. Pours a great clear copper with a nice dense cream colored head that leaves excellent lace. Beautiful brew. Spicy herbal and resinous hop nose with some definite citrus in there as well--a nice biscuity malt profile in the nose as well. The flavor is bursting with fresh hops, even after 3 months. Citric fruit upfront with a dry resinous ending. Bitter, but not stupidly so. Great balance, almost perfectly done. The chewy doughy malt backbone is in perfect proportion to the hops, perfectly representing the IIPA style in my mind. On the upper end of medium bodied. Overall: a damn tasty beer. Would love it fresh on tap at the brewery right after kegging. Also pretty decently priced compared to many of the other IIPA 750s out there.
wedgie9 (1860) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 2/16/11 from a 750mL corked and caged bottle purchased at West Town, the bottling date has been smudged off. Pours clear amber-red with a thick white head that slowly recedes to rocky lace, and leaving lace on the inside of the glass. The nose is predominantly hops with resin, citrus, and spruce, with a solid caramel malt backbone. The flavor is similar with the spruce a little more prominent, and the caramel a little more burnt than the nose would have suggested. The body is medium with very lively carbonation and a long finish that integrates both the caramel malt and the hops nicely.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle via secret santa; enjoyed in a new crooked line glass too - thanks!! Pours clear amber with huge off-white head fading slowly; mix of spicy and fruity hops on the nose; mint, orange, pine and white sugar; lovely aromas, but on first sip the flavor is quite odd; almost a dishwater kind of thing with very little of the hoppy goodness that the aroma suggests; stale malt, ice tea, white sugar and a good amount of bitterness, but very little hop flavor to be found; top notch nose though
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml corked and caged bottle. Pours clear copper with a lasting, white head. Smells of resin, touches of honey, melon, earthy. Tastes of resin, earthy, peppery, some sweet citrus, spicy, nice bitterness on the finish. Itís nice to see some of the great beers being brewed in Utah are making their way east.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged bottle from a Denver trip waaaay back in August. I mistreated this brew by "aging" it in the fridge for many, many months, but decided it was time to knock it out with some pork ribs during the Super Bowl. Poured a rich orange-amber with a monstrous pillowy off-white head. Aroma is pungent pine tree on top of pine tree, with a touch of pine tree (maybe spruce?). Spicy, resiny hops dominate the flavor profile, which has just a hint of citrus (and could benefit from a bit more). Finishes a little sticky with an unsurprising bitter note at the tail end. Iím sorry Uinta, this one was too good to be treated the way I did!
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice strong 1 inch thick head of fine bubbles that recedes slowly. A plethora of citrusy hops, caramel malts, pine sap and some dry leaves. Color is a very nice dark copper and is crystal clear. Moderate bitterness in the flavor with lots of caramel, dry tea leaves, brown sugar, roasted grains and some oranges. Noticable alcohol presence but it does not detract from the flavor. Finishes hoppy and dry with some lingering roasted grains and tea leaves. A pretty good IIPA.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, sampled at SBWF. Pours out in a shady amber colour with a small white head. Clean yet fresh aroma of resin, pine and tangerine with hints of caramel. Full-bodied IIpa with notes of resin, flowers, honey and....no expected citric hop blast. Quite sticky and bittersweet finish of resin, brown sugar and grass. Quite a a disappointment after their other other (darker) offerings Iíve sampled.
Nikiel (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep gold with semi-fine foam. Smells sweet with hints of vanilla, peaches and cream. Tastes very mild (canít be more than 25 IBUs...) with sweet citrusy hint and lightly bitter aftertaste that dies very quickly. Iím honestly not sure what to think about this, especially as an IIPA...
changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sledutah. Pine, grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, toffee, and a little toasted grain scent comprise of the aroma, which was really quite pleasant. The pour is an amber color with a big thick sticky head that leaves coats of lacing on the glass. Sweet toffee and caramel malts combine with pine and tropical fruity hop flavors. The flavor pretty much follows the aroma but a little thin in the body. Decent bitterness. Slighly dry on top of the sweet malt. This isnít a massively hopped Double IPA by any means but itís not a sticky malt bomb either and there are enough hops to satisfy. Nothing out of place and this carries good drinkability for what it is. Overall this is really pretty solid stuff.