hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… WPB Town Hall Meeting 2012… Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, eggshell-colored head. Good retention. The olfactory highlights are dank, grapefruity and peppery hops. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. Quite bitter, but pleasant and flavorful. Lots of citrusy and biting grapefruit rind. Finishes bitter, astringent and tongue-numbingly dry. Williamsburg seldom fails to impress. Bottle courtesy of ksurkin!
Tmoney99 (11678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation and soft alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.
dmac (4538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capones. Poured a clear orange/amber body under a bubbly white head of average size. Aroma of juicy citrus rind, dough, lemon grass, lemon zest and grains. Fuller bodies with a syrupy mouthfeel and softer cabonation and light bitterness and some sweetness to finish off the aftertaste. Flavor of juicy wet hops, sweetness, citrus, tropical fruits, a touch of caramel and molasses, dough. This was beer of the night hands down.
Macegan75 (743) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a dark tan with nice head that ligers.@nosebis centenial and columbus. first sip is nice with lemon and citrus peal. finish is tart clear with lemon and lime
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (batch #2 apparently) via a trade. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a medium sized and lasting lightly off-white head that leaves good lace. Aromas are hoppy, citrus, resin, pinesol, lightly earthy, nutty. Mostly hop character but medium caramel like and nutty/grainy malt character poke through a little bit. Clean and dry smelling. Flavors are malty, biscuity, pine, resin, citrusy, lightly grassy. Very restrained hop presence. Not too sweet, in fact its nicely dry. Could use quite a bit more of a hop punch though (and this is a very fresh bottle). Dry, medium booze, this seems to need more whirlpool and or dry hopping to make it a world beater. Still good and in the right direction.
b3shine (6358) - Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks good and smells great; nice hoppy nose. Tastes good with a nice mouthfeel. A very solid DIPA.
tia (1141) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Caramel color with very little head. Big piney grapefruity resiny aroma. Flavor follows. Hop finish not as big and long as some but still pretty bitter and dry.
GMCC2181 (1551) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by sloth. Bright orange in color, nice little head. Good nose... tropical fruits, some pine notes. Taste is a very well balanced DIPA... Light tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus, some piney. Dry with a nice malt presence. Alcohol was well hidden, I didnt know it was 9 percent unitl saw the content here. Body is light and very sessionable. Overall: Nice DIPA, thanks bert!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 2012 release, 22oz bottle thanks to ksurkin: Pours a clear deep golden brass with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a fresh resinous hoppy nose with a lightly sweet malty backbone. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with ample sweetness and loads of juicy piney hops before a slightly drier bittersweet finish. Great hop profile, yet well-balanced.
sloth (2605) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium statured off white head with good retention and lace. Clear, copper/orange color. Nose jumps right out at you with citrus and light pine, hint of tropical fruits and some dankyness. Body id medium, lil oily sticky on the palate, soft carbonation. Fairly dry malts hangin behind some sweet and resiny hops, fruity, grapefruit, leafy and faintly perfumy. A tad bit resiny also. Nice juicy bitter finish. A fair quaffer. Better than expectyed. Props to Bim for the bomber!