omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottled at Olivert Twist, Stockholm] Hazy reddish brown, lasting creamy head. Powerful aroma of sweaty grapefruits and lingonberry. Fairly sweet with lots of malt and reasonably soft mouthfeel. Though hop dominated alcohol plays a significant part - lingonberries are strikingly evident. Very bitter finish with plenty of salty licorice and tar. A good one.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was looking forward to trying this one given the recent hype about it. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a chestnut color with a large tan head. The aroma is fruity and rather peppery hops. The flavor is strong fruity , floral and peppery hops. There is an earthy undertone. There is an off flavor to the hops that is faintly unpleasant. The malt presence is a bit lacking and the hops totally overwhelm
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 06. Orange-golden hue. Sweet Simcoe hop flavor, hitting the tongue and nose with huge amounts of pine and honey, with a nicely-balanced bitterness. Long finish.
Kevin (2048) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from xray.
I don’t know if I will get out of the state without an assault charge, but damn this beer is helping to come me down. I hate thieves, I like the cream, pine hop, and hint of booze nose. I hate people that are dumb enough to think I will roll over and let them take advantage of me. Some new jerk off at the place I am working at for two more weeks tried to steal 50 bucks from the register. It is unfortunately a communal register so we would all have to pay if it is short. So I was throwing a cuss laden rant and first class hissy of epic proportions tonight tat work when the register was short. Then at the last minute this turnip “finds” the money in his tip box. I nearly lost it. So now I have this gem in front of me. It is ruby hued copper with a great lasting yellow tinted head. Hopefully this and a bit of music will take the fire out of me for long enough to sleep a few. Wow, it is chock full of hops, really grassy at the end. Dry as all get out. But so damn easy drinking. I hope they fire him before I work with him again, because I will probably lose it if I see him again. This beer goes well with that after adrenaline taste on my tongue, that not quite metallic taste that comes when you know all of your muscles are about to start spasming from the sudden let up. Damn I needed this beer. The slight touch of toffee with mint hop flavor is superb. My only two regrets is that I didn’t save this to share with someone, and that I didn’t get to get my hands on that sack of flesh. Thanks for the beer, Adam. Christwagons this is one of those that evolves over time. Now I am getting an orange Popsicle thing working, the grass flavor has flattened out and is not leaving me dry anymore. It is still amazingly smooth and does not “bite” like a lot of IIPA’s do. Some caramel apple is showing up some red grape flavor is here too. This pine grass hop flavor is the kind of thing to make me see what the hopheads are screaming about.
Ap-4 ar-8 tas-9 pal-5 ov-18
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy copper, with a big foamy head. Very enjoyable aroma - ctirusy mostly, but a big presence of pine resin, too./ Flavors are smokey and earthy, with quite a bit of grapefruit, too. Background notes of caramel, too, and perhaps even some molasses. Thanks to Springslicker for picking this one up for me.
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle special thanks to Kramer17801. Hazy copper coloer with a nice head. Great lacing too. Aromas were Sweet fruity hops with. the fruity hops were there throughout the flavor as well. The bitterness really comes in at the finish, but doesn’t overdo. Nice malt backbone too to give it that juicy flavor. I like this one.
CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really nice IIPA. Dark, almost brown, color with huge hop profile. This beer remains smooth throughout however and hides the 9%. Impressive showing from a brewery that can be incredible as well as incredible inconsistent.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
damn...this was so good, especially compared to the dissapointment of 11....pine,florals, and citrus in the nose and very pronounced in the flavor as well...a little bit oily in the mouthfeel, but the bitterness came in and was complemented by a healthy malt profile as well. its too bad this wasnt their anniversary beer, as imo, this was way superior.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of the jolly fat man in the red suit. Brilliant, clear amber. Large, frothy, tan head. Beautiful brew. Nose of venom, resin, pine, sharp florals, citrus rind, and subtle malt. Flavor has the same huge hop presence and adds a lightly sweet malt backbone that gains strength as it warms a bit. Hard to believe it’s only one kind of hop. Full body, just to the smoother side of balanced. Very tasty brew.
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
it has a nice jazzyness to the fruity taste thats makes me wet, nice hops good summer night beer for a hop head or a pot head, nicle malt takes it down well i want on tap right now gotta love the bittersweet bbers i like