jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Noogfest High5 Thanks butters-22oz bottle-pours a white ring for a head and hazy gold color. Aroma is sweet citrus-lemon. Taste is sweet citrus-lemon with some light bite, secondary light malt. Dryish finish. Light/medium body.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Noogfest High 5.
Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration.
This is a solid drinkable brew.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger! Pours a slight hazy orange with a moderate whitish head and good lace. Aroma is a bit oldish- citrus hops, orange oils, grassy and green hops, tea-like with a moderate crystal and toast malt backbone. Flavor is lemon, tea, earth and grassy hops, toast, a bit stale, crackery and cardboard with some oxidation and a moderate overall bitterness- lightly harsh cohumulone-ish. Ok.
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, sampled at Noogfest High 5. The body was dark amber with an off white head. The aroma was celery with some bread crust. The taste was bread crust with some almonds. There was also some bitter grapefruit that came through after some drinking.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper pour with fluffy off white head and lace. Evergreen and bread on the nose. Bready/fruity flavor with a very nice EG hop kicker. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation just a hint of thin held me back a tad.
Butters (3572) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with barrios at woody’s. Murky burnt orange pour with massive, but quickly settling, light tan head and decent legs. Nose is sweet citrus hops of pineapple and grapefruit. Again the flavor just doesn’t quite follow what I was hoping for based on the aroma. More bitter up front and on the finish. Floral hop with some hints of pine and almost a perfumy bitter finish. Medium body with medium carbonation, with a lingering bitterness. Aroma was fantastic, but I still think #12 was my favorite thus far.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters. Clear orange-red with a thin white foam. Aroma is hugely spicy, pine hops. Taste is some spice, pine hoppiness, crystal malt.
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
sampled at Noogfest. Bottled on the 3rd week of April. I had a little taste of this one and luckily managed to get the rest of half of another bottle later on. This stuff smells like God. Super, extra hoppy with lots of grass, pine, light citrus. It is extra dank. The flavor is really, really dry. Loads of biting hops with most emphasis on pine, herbs, grass. The malts are just present enough to provide a vessel for hop display. This is a real IPA.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. Pours gold with fluffy offwhite head. The aroma is assertive piney hops with some orange, pineapple, and honey. The flavor is bitter pine with some distant citrus and just a hint of bread. It finishes clean and bitter. Quite a good IPA.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a golden orange body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet yet better with lots of grapefruity and a little resinous hops with underlying fruit notes. Medium bodied, well carbonated and warming.