nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source:Tap at the tasting room on 4/3.
Glass:Standard nonic pint.
Appearance:Hazy orange/amber pour with a thin off white head.
Aroma:Pine, orange peel and some grapefruit.
Flavor:Not quite as malt forward as 27, with a lingering resinous finish. To agree with smitty, this still has Yazoo’s (seemingly) standard vegetal thing going on, but light enough here to not detract. I’m not sure what causes this, but I sure wish they’d fix it.
Palate:Medium/light body with solid carbonation.
Overall:Another solid IPA offering from Yazoo. Wish they’d fix the minor flaw though.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Taco Mac Chattanooga. Dark caramel orange, fine off white head. Nice spicy hop aroma, caramel. Taste is piney, complex spicy, hops, sweet caramel, lingering bitterness. Very solid Hop Project again.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at the 2nd Annual Rocket City Brewfest. Orange in the glass with a creamy off-white head that was lasting. Pine aroma with a malt backing and slight hint of yeast. The flavor found a malt and pine blend with a light funk background that I could not distinguish. Medium body, mild bitterness with a slight tart finish.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice IPA from the lovely Yazoo Brewery. 12 oz. bottle that just came in. Nice pale orange color. Aroma of pine and resin. Taste of pine and citrus. really nice beer.
phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at the new brewery. Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of hops, citrus, pine, caramel malts, tea leaves, and grassy notes. Flavor of wet hops, citrus, pine resin, caramel malts, tea, grass, and earthy notes. Medium-bodied, with average carbonation and a tea-like mouthfeel. Dry, bitter, resinous finish. This is my only time trying one of Yazoo’s Hop Projects, unless you count Brandon’s Hop Blaster, and I really liked it.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at the taproom. Heavy on the grapefruit, but something earthy that didn’t quite work for me on this go-round. I like it, but I’ve liked some previous efforts better.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two pints at the new tap room, which is very nice by the way! Pours a deep orange amber with an ebony head. Aroma of wet hops and fruity esters. Medium bodied with a nice organic mouth feel and average carbonation. Caramel pale malt profile similar to previous versions with a nice counter punch of bitterness, that gives off notes of lemon and grapefruit rind. Hoppy finish is much drier and longer than #27, and also has some lingering resin. This still has a greens thing going on that I am personally don’t care for, but it’s less pronounced is this version and not distracting. One of the better hop projects as far as my personal tastes go.