davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite hop project, but this one is ok. Everything about it is average. It is a little malty and has a dark amber color. Limited lacing and an oily mouthfeel.
douglas88 (6588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a medium copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet oranges, some dust and caramel. The flavor is a nice easygoing but robust IPA; sweet citra flavors, the citra hop seems to somehow dominate beers it is in with a mellow citrus flavor, some dry dusty caramel malt, very light bitterness and some butterscotch. Enjoyable for sure.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@RBSG shared by decaturstevo-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is pine/resin, secondary sweet medium malt. Taste is pine/spice hops bite, secondary medium malt.
argo0 (11820) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG grand tasting, thanks decaturstevo. Medium off-white head, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, catty, light cantaloupe. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, catty, light cantaloupe, bread. Medium body, low carbonation.
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (RBSG). Poured a medium godeln\amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, and some fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, pine, and some lighter carmel.
blipp (6495) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours orange with an off white head. Resinous piney aroma with some citric notes. The flavor has citric and floral hops, light pine, and some light sweet malts. Solid.
decaturstevo (5303) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber pour with light white head and lace. Sweet caramel, resiny malt aroma. Flavor mirrors aroma but with a bready dry finish followed by a decent resiny bitter. Nice beer
Tmoney99 (11355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy resin hop and citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft and 12 oz bottle from BBM. Clear copper with a nice frosting of sticky lace. Nose of tea leaf, dirty orange, mango, caramel and pine resin. Flavor is earthy pineapple, pine resin, banana, mango. Big bitter finish of pith and peppery oak turns into a bit too much hop. Almost-medium body is smoothly carbonated, soft, dry and not as tingly as you would expect from all the hop bitterness.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours the same copper color with offwhite head as the other hop projects. The aroma is fresh, fruity hops. Orange, tangerine, slight grapefruit, maybe even some green mango; there is a slight maple syrup sweetness behind all that. The flavor is nice and bitter, more piney than the nose. The harsh edge of Chinook is noticeable. It finishes with a slightly fruitier tone, along with some crystal malt sweetness. Not bad.