gripweed57 (510) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Hazy deep gold color. Foamy white head. Caramel malt nose with a wonderful fruity citrus hop character. Smooth toasted malt flavor. More citrus hops. Medium body with a creamy soft mouthfeel. Finish is brief but pleasant. Well balanced and very drinkable.
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2014 Amazingly outstanding IPA! Hop Notch pours a very dark golden color with a beautiful off-white, cascading head. The nose is very inviting, with notes of spicy and floral hops, pine, grass, sweet malts and a touch of lemon. The flavors are very well-balanced and delicious, and the body is smooth, creamy and extremely drinkable. This is one of those IPA’s that I could sit hang with all night. Notes from the flavor include dry hops, grass, lightly toasted bread, grapefruit, lemon, pine and a touch of sweet malt. The finish is dry and spicy.
eros47 (48) - Huntington Park, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 Smells earthy and citrusy, like a grass and orange peel blend with a light malt presence. Has a gorgeous clear gold appearance. I poured a three finger . Taste like it smells. Medium body. Good beer.
Sarpa (666) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 355ml@Portland. pours golden with a white head. caramel, citrus aroma. flavor of citrus, hops, some toffee,
olio (5267) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle @ Hotel room, Portland.
Pours hazy golden color with small head. Aroma of pine, mandarin, some resin, caramel and lots of hops. Flavor of exotic fruits, hops, caramel, toffee notes and some hay. Actually quite nice refreshing hop-bomb.
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear opper with a nice small head. Aroma fresh American hops, citrus. Fresh slightly bitter taste. Medium carbonation. Not Bad.
Syzzer (571) - Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good IPA, but tamed on the hops compared to their CDA (or Black IPA). Light yellow/golden in color. Some kind of interesting hint of nuts and hemp. Overall a pretty good IPA.
(From Oregon Gardens Brewfest 2012) Commercial Description:
""Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass."" IBU: 82 ABV: 7.3 Color: Golden
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz into a tulip. This is wonderful. Taste is piney, citrus, light grapefruit, and has some oragne splashes in there as well. Color is a deep ruby orange, looks nice. Such a smooth drinker, the hops seem to usher this one efforteslly down the pallate with ease. Head it bubbly and hovers as the brew settles. There is a bitterness in the aftertaste that is subtle yet defining of this quality brew, brings one back for more. More hops, more citrus, more pleasure. I had the pleasure of doing a tasting tour of Uintas brews at the ACBF in boston this past June. One of my highlights of the fest. Great stuff here.
uhclem (355) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice IPA. Hazy orange pour with a medium head and strong lacing. Aroma was very muted. Taste of fruit and hops. long bitter finish.
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle marked 4/30/12. Pours with a crystal clear, medium golden orange hued body with a large, slightly off-white to bone hued head. Aromas are malty, bready, biscuit, caramel malt, pinenuts. Malt dominant aroma. Some floral, citrus, pine, grapefruit and light tamarind hop aromas. Low esters. Flavors are bready, malty, dry and lightly oxidized (odd). Malt forward, grassy, lavender. Medium bitter, some sweetness, overall bitter balance. Floral, citrus and pith. Quite a lot of toasted malt character with some biscuit notes. Overall a pretty reserved/traditional IPA. Low esters, some iced tea like flavors in the finish. Moderate to somewhat high carbonation, medium bodied.