Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber: Pours a hazy light orange with a thin white head, aroma has honey and grass, starts and ends lightly sweet (tart), medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel.
Phatdog1 (169) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Poppers At The Mill. Hazy yellow pour into a shaker pint glass. Very mellow nose of slight bread and yeast. Fizzy mouthfeel. Belgian yeast is all I taste. A little spice at the end. Not over powering, just not my style. Worth a shot.
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Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A yeasty, sweet and bitter amber IPA with grapefrity and grassy hops. Decent beer.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed soon after purchase but already more than 4 months after bottling date.
The look: Cloudy dark amber topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is candied fruits and fresh fruits and some phenols. Taste has a lot of candied fruits, residual sugars, honeyed cereals, some dried fruits, bittersweet orange peels, a little alcohol burn, peppery spiciness, white grapefruits, lots of grass. Plenty of sweet flavors on the attack but quickly the hops kick-in with a sharp grapfruity bitterness and also the sensation of chewing on a mouthful of freshly cut grass. Some residual sugars on the come-back. A bit too yeasty for how I like my IPAs. Overall a pretty decent Double IPA that has its own personality. Is White Birch improving or is this beer good because it is a collaboration with an outside brewer? Not a bad beer, maybe White Birch will one day make a very good beer, I’m still hoping for a miracle and score a great beer from White Birch and win the lottery, which would really be a miracle since I’ve never bought a ticket.
jkwood04 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, spicy yeast, and caramel malts. Flavor a nice blend of an IPA and a Belgian beer. Average texture. A good beer.
johnnnniee (1955) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep amber/copper color with a decent fluffy white head that shows remarkable resilience. Smells of sweet sugary and honey like malt with some spicy earthy and citrusy hops with just a hint of yeasty phenols. Taste is sweet up front. Honey and brown sugar vie for attention against an onslaught of orange and citrus. A bit of pepper midway with some yeasty notes and a hint of alcohol before a long lingering spicy earthy hoppy finish. Medium body with a moderated level of carbonation and a sweet just shy of syrupy mouthfeel. I’ve had this a couple of times and every time I sample it I enjoy it a just a bit more. Great out of the box beer!
puboflyons (1825) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz. bottle marked: February 2012, Batch One, No. 1272. It pours a slightly cloudy medium amber-copper with a long-lasting foamy head. The aroma is quite mellow considering the way it is defined. There is a sweet malt character blended with yeast and subtle hops. The body is around medium but it is also quite creamy. The taste brings out the tartness of a good Tripel and ends with a dry hop character. Quite a fascinating beer.