kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Rotator X-114 IPA
Date: November 02, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, lots of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of citrus, touch of sweet pine, light peppery spicyness
Flavor: robust citrus flavor backed by crystal sweetness, light bitterness adds balance but stays out of the way of the hops
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
crisp amber pour with a thin cream head. nose is chewy fruits, bitter, and resiny. smooth on the palate, nice hop flavor with a lightly bitter backbone, followed by light fruits.
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a very big IPA. Clear golden, moderately oily, with mild carbonation. Huge orange and general citrus aroma, with a quite spicy hoppiness in the flavor. Those who love aggressive IPAs will find this suitably up their alley. Bottle.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light golden with a thin fully receding white head. Notes of coarse hops, woody, pepper, bitter orange peel. Medium to full bodied, resinous with soft carbonation. Not a fan of the hop choices.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy pale amber with 1 finger of head and good retention. Aroma screams citra hops... tangerine, berries, white pepper, and candy candy caramel. Taste is candy sweet on the front end with berries, tangerine, honey, resin, and bittersweet on the finish with pine resin bitterness and citric sweetness. Body is medium, slick, avg carb, juicy hoppy finish. Overall, a great example of Citra hops, which are my favorite varietal.
tia (1737) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. (on vacation in MD about a month ago.) Golden with creamy white head. Aroma of fresh pine + resin + perfume. Flavor = nice hoppy goodness but not as big as some of my faves. Light grapefruity or passionfruity note. Smooth dry finish, but not as dry as I like.
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle . Served in a pint. Hazy orange color. Head dies real fast, light retention. Nose is light earthy/pine hop aroma. Flavor much of the same, with light malt and some citrus (lemon). Moderate bitter finish, with light dryness. Mouthfeel has a slick texture. Not sure how this “NEW” hop varies from any other combination of hops used anywhere else in the brewing world. This brew has some good drinkability.
Onslow (1392) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2011 Pour from a 12 oz bottle - six pack from Salut in Kalamazoo. Amber brew with thin head. Nice aroma of spice, pine, grapfruit, pineapple(?).. very rich. Taste is hops forward with sour grassiness and bitter citrus hitting the tongue right off and lingering into the finish. Great complexity to the taste. Lingering bitter / fruity finish. Most excellent.
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. Thanks, Melissa! Pours a crystal clear bright gold with a nice tight sudsy white head. Lots of spotty lace coming down the side of the glass. Big deep grapefruity nose, very sweet rather than resiny. Very appealing. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast and caramel mid palate with tons of grapefruit and pine. Crisp finish with a bit of resin to it. Clea, approachable, easy-drinking light-bodied IPA with surprisingly rich and complex flavor. A complete success.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy, amber/orange. Grassy aroma. A very good amount of hops in this one. Strong piney finish. Very good brew.