radarsock (1116) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Took a chance on this one. Purchased from Learyís for exactly $6. Pours a nice copper orange with a fluffy white head two fingers in length. Smells predictably of sweet malt, pine and grassy hops, and yeast. Even with my nose stuffed up this badly I can still smell its maltiness. Yeah, this oneís definitely a malty DIPA. Starts with notes of orange peel, malt, vanilla, pine needles and booze. From there itís hinting at plastic, onions and peanuts. Ends somewhat sour. Unremarkable but drinkable nonetheless. Wachusett has a reputation for that.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber into my Founders snifter. Got this guy as an extra in a trade (Thanks Gushue!).
Best by: September 2011
A: Pours a wonderful amber with lighter hued orange edges. Nice 1 finger pure white head with not very much retention, even with a vigorous pour. The ripple-effect from the lace was also very nice on the drinkís way down.
S: The smell is not as pungent as I would like, but Iím still picking up hints of grapefruit and some pine-like hops.
T: The light bitter fruit hits you up front then fades back down to mellow oaky bitterness. The finish is a little less than stellar with sort of a woody and light pine finish.
M: Medium to light bodied with an oily finish that leads to semi-bland finish. The palate is struggling to cling to some semblance of taste, but itís failing.
O: While the brew was very refreshing and an excellent kick start Iím afraid it fell a little flat at the end.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-18-2011
Huhzubendah (3002) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottle kicked off the tasting at Bradís on Saturday.
Larry pours dark yellow, is pretty hazy, has a decent sized head and good lacing. Citrus and floral aromas smell very fresh and inviting. The beer is slightly sweet, with nice tart citrus fruits and some herbal/floral notes. The alcohol is hidden very well and this beer is nice and easy to drink. Overall, a very solid brew, and a good example of the style.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour. Nose is strong fruity hops, some floral and some citrus. Nose has evident rich caramel and bread malts. Flavor is bitter and dry but full on the palate. Fruity and floral hops come through again and malts are a little more roasted caramels than in the aroma. Pretty nice beer overall.
alexsdad06 (7032) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma is grassy with some grapefruit citrus and pine; light floral notes. The flavor has toasted bread, biscuit, lemon zest, citrus, grass and pine needles. The resiny character grows. The finish is clean and dry with moderate bitterness.
dresden (1156) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with thin white head. Pretty big hop aroma, citrus grapefruit and something else maybe tangerine or mandarin. Big resinous hops flavour. Fresh cut grass (although i just mowed the lawn, maybe it;s already in my mouth) and harsh bitterness. Nice malt balance. Thanks a lot John!
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber colour with nice off white head. Aroma of pine. Nice citrus flavours, maybe a little past prime.
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Sammy (9584) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy aroma. Cloudy ornage tinged body with a big foamy head. Green hops, some vegetable.Big IBU, good malt backbone making it solidly drinkable.Thanks John!
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice DIPA, pretty balanced with some great hop flavors. Not too malty, the malt bill gives it some sweetness.
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Should have checked the bottle date before picking this up. Marked September 2011. Ouch. Even with the age, this was enjoyable. Honey colored pour with a small eggshell head that left a spot or two. Aroma filled with caramel and toffee along with some bright citrus. Simlar flavor with no real crisp, eye crossing, or aggressive hops poking through. With age, itís average. Fresh, itís likely exceptional. Unfortunately, sampling the former. Will have to return to this.