pint16 (4) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a supremely well done Ipa. Have always loved what Yazoo has done, but they really have outdone themselves with this masterpiece. Hopped balanced reminiscent of Alpine’s Pure Hoppiness. Nuff said.
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Deep copper with a lasting head of meringue. Orange toffee aroma also has notes of ozone, grapefruit, tea leaf, and pepper. Taste is earthy tea leaf, orange caramel, wood, peppery spice, grapefruit, pineapple, and hints of mint and celery. Medium body is smoothly carbonated and dry.
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a while, I had pretty much given up on the Hop Project series, but these last 3 or 4 that I’ve had have been really tasty. This one is very spicy, very west-coast hoppy. I could actually drink a sixer of this and be happy.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kroger. I have gone through about 4 of these. Pours a deep copper amber with an ivory head. Fruity ester and floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with average carbonation. The malt backbone is just like previous versions - caramel, toasty, with some german esque qualities. Spicy and grapfruity bitterness that carries through to the finish. Somewhat Sierra Nevadaish, but still has some of that green flavor that I don’t care for - but it seems to be getting less pronounced in recent versions. But I am just being picky -it’s still a good IPA. Otherwise I wouldn’t continue to buy it.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft served in a pint glass at the Flying Saucer in Memphis. Pours a clear amber with a tiny eggshell white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, caramel malts, tobacco and tea leaves, and a woodsy earthiness. Flavor of caramel malts, grapefruit, tea, orange peel, pineapple, and pine resin. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, citrusy mouthfeel. Another solid Hop Project.
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is bitter orange juice, creative and tasty but that finish is way too bitter. Solid 3.5 here
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium cream head. Aroma of herbs, orange, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, nuts, grapefruit, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour. Light resiny hops and light bready malt aroma. Flavor mirrors aroama with a hard bitter finish and sweetness on the end. Medium body with good carbonation.
edgallow (2002) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours clear amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, citrus, and herbs. Taste is herbs, malts and nice citrus.
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BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear, burnt golden orange body with a small white head. Aromas are herbal, citrusy, grassy and slightly spicy hops. Some co-humulone bite. Nutty to grainy malt character. Flavors are of tea, malty, faded hops, light citrus, with a medium nutty/toasted malt character. Lightly earthy/woody finish. Lively bubbles, dry.