maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Lithy via Butters on 01/09/2010. Clear copper amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet floral and light resiny hop aroma on a toasty pale malt background. Sweet toasty malt flavor with floral and resiny hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 1/9/2010 Source:Other) Bottle courtesy of Butters. Malty caramelized sugars in the aroma. Grassy and hay like hop aroma. Clear dark golden. Grassy resiny hop flavor with caramel, toast and some nuttiness. Finish is medium with hefty residual bitterness.
Butters (3576) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of lithy, NO THANKS CURLY!!! Pours a good clear copper with foamy offwhite head. Fairly dank, resinous, and earthy hop character. Fairly bitter finish, but not overly done. Another good offering in this line.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source:12 oz bottle.
Glass:Sam Adams perfect pint.
Appearance:Hazy amber/orange pour with a one finger off white head.
Aroma:Spicy hops with caramel and pine.
Flavor:Caramel base with spice and pine.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:A bit different from some recently. Not a lot of citrus, but well done.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to nqualls. Orange-red, loose off white foam. Caramel, spicy, pine hop aroma. Taste is sweet but spicy, pine, bitter finish.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mostly clear orange with a frothy beige head. Moderately floral sweet aroma of citrus and caramel. Taste is more bitter with a good sweet balance but probably more on the bitter side overall. The hops are quite lemony, floral and zesty. Does finish with a long bitterness. Medium light body and smooth mellow carbonation.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 pak from Kroger. If feel weird that EVERY time I go to Kroger, I pull out the bottles and check the dates to see if there is a new version. Pours amber with a light tan head that leaves spotty lacing. Nice floral hop aroma with some caramel and fruity ester rounding things out. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. This has a moderate caramel and toasty malt profile, but hops really dominate. The hop notes remind me of some of the Pacific Northwest IPAs, which has a melding of leafy herbs, pine, and mint. Long dry, bitter, and slightly resiny finish. Not bad at all. Keep these coming. I dig the Hop Project concept.