17thfloor (2434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled June 12th... guessing this is the right one? Doesn’t say what number on the bottle... but others were bottled on June 11th?
Great beer! I’m really enjoying this! Love the heavy pine and backing floral and citrus, great resin, nice light crystal malt profile, almost rye like but probably from the hops, very spicy, easy drinking, wonderful!
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled June 11. Pours penny color with a thick tan head. The Columbus really shines in the aroma. Acetic and resinous hop flavor, finishes dry with a caramel finish.
NachlamSie (2832) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
6 pack from Kroger. Bottled on June 11, 2012. Pours copper with a fizzy white head. Aroma is sharp and hoppy with a more normal IPA profile than some Hop Projects of late. Some approachable citrus and dank green are noted. The flavor is a little heftier in the malt department, or perhaps the hops don’t cut through quite as much. Still a solid bitterness is present. Grapefruit up front with a more herbal finish. There is something almost earthy that I can’t put my finger on. Honestly, this is a good beer.
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like every other Hop Project. Smells pretty much the same, as well. Flavor is the familiar earthy malt, then Crisp, clean and dry hop biteSlightly vegetal, and juicy citrus.
emacgee (4175) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy copper amber with a thin head. Nose shows lots of caramel malt and pine resin with some citrus zest. Bit more body than expected. Heavy bitterness and bready malt flavor. Piney.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Plum amb et with a frothy cream colored head and pretty nice lace. Aroma is lightly sweet, grainy, some mild grassy hops. Flavor is a bitter and very sharp,--literally feels like it is cutting my tongue Quite the clusterfuck.
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite hop project, but it is more the ingredients used than the execution. Bitter and malty, this one finishes fairly clean but a little metallic.
nearbeer (3899) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottled May 03, 2012. Clear shiny copper with a small, lasting ring of creamy foam. Resin, citrus and earthy toffee aromas. Flavor is the same mix with even more resin and toffee, and a nice woody touch on the bitter-dry finish. Near-medium body is sleek and balanced, with light-medium carbonation. Very nice session IPA.