MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Matt for sharing.
Kinda glowing oranfish color w a thick off white head w nice lacing
Big citrus sweet fresh hop aroma passion fruit more tropical fruits
Pal is lightly hot well coated touch oily
Flavor is a dry finish w a lightly bitter front of pine, grass, and grapefruit. I think they lost the tropical fruits in the flavor & it dissapointed me though good anyway
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by MrFacto - thanks, Matt! Translucent copper bronze with a sudsy, thick, creamy tan head on top and some of the best head retention ever seen on an ale. Sweet grenadine bitters rise up the nasal canal, met with honeydew, sugar-sweetened ruby red grapefruit, starfruit hit by saltwater, burgundy tropical hysteria and a passion fruit starboard topicality. Simcoe hugs all aspects of the hop bitterness and flavor, naturally. Cherry graham amaretto vibes plummet forth on bittering, flavor and aromatic personalities. Sugar saturated melanoidens resonate with a cherry toffee vibe thatís ringing with a sugary, bitter palate aeration. Itís fairly tasty, but its hop exclusivity is holding it back. Oily yet dry palate procession is met along the way with a sweetly infused blood orange and a grapefruit pulp intention. The tongue still trembles at the memory of the dry razor line splice down its center tract.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Via Matt. The beer pours to a clean amber body with a thick creamy white head. AWESOME lacing. The aroma is peaches, pineapple, citrus, Simcoe. The flavor is a nice dry fruity pineapple, peaches, nectarines, caramel. The palate is dry. Medium-bodied. Nice bite to it. Quite a good brew.
shadey (1970) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drak amber color with a nice creamy head of lacing aroma is very nice. Sweet fruity aroma. Plenty of malt in there thought that makes this very solid in the aroma department. The flavor is different, must be the simcoe. Delicious chewy fruity hops. Very nice.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber color, not much haze. Medium sized white fluffy head just hangin out. The aroma is incredible. I love simcoe hops so thats no suprise, beautiful bouquet of citrus fruits and crazy flowers. Flavor is tart, very bittersweet, lots more simcoe goodness. Very nice brew!
sloth (2602) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I,ve drank almost a case of this brew so far and damn if it does,nt seem to get hoppier! Luciously hoppy, juicey, piney citrusy nose with big, sweet, grainy malt underpinnings. Lagely fruity. An amber/copper colored body, lightly hazy but still nice to look at. Big hops are resiny, lip smackers, fruity, piney with some flowery notes as well, solidly backed by mildly sweet mal;ts, caramelly thick and lasting.Big bodied, bold, in yer face brew, 9% ? . Finish is sorta sweet with a well balanced bite, yer definately left wanting more! Weyerbacher has really pulled off one here, gotta give,m credit. A brew with west coast balls, from the east! Thank you! One rockin brew!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a transparent amber orange with a dense, long-lasting, nicely-lacing frothy cream-colored head. Has a real nice fresh citrusy hoppy aroma with lots of sweet caramel malt for the perfect balance. Body starts with a sweet sticky caramel maltiness and big resiny piny grapefruit hop flavor. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with a floral citrus character masking the alcohol very well. Incredibly balanced and drinkable. A world class double IPA and one of the best Iíve ever had. Big thanks to slob and Numenor for the bottles!
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Copper color with a big beige head. Aroma of vegetation. Flavor of the simcoe hops. One dimesional. I didnít like it.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(BIG THANKS TO DOCLOCK FOR HOOKING THIS UP)poured a rusty copper color with an off white head that left huge webbing on the sides of my snifter glass.i first whiff reminded me of the forests in northern california.pine,earth,and shrubs all greated my nose in a wonderful hop blast.the flavor contained the same forest qualities as the nose.plus a bit of caramel malts,pancake syrup,grapefruit,and alcohol.the mouthfeel was thick as a brick on this baby as well.the crew at weyerbacher came up with one serious brew!
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Eyedrinkale via trade. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Pours a transparent amber with a soapy yellowish-white head. Llacing clings to the side of the glass. Big malt up front with lots of sweet citrus with grapefruit and pineapple. Hints of caramel. Finishes with equally large amounts of grapefruit and piney hops. Slightest touch of alcohol. Well balanced and well done. The best Iíve had from Weyerbacher.