jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours big tight lt tan head with trailing lace-amber. A-resin/tropical/herbal, lt/med malt-caramel. T-herbal/resin hops, roasty med malt.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 7/13/12 on draft at the brewpub. Pours clear orange-amber with an average white head that slowly recedes, leaving messy lace. The nose is super hoppy with tons of bitter grapefruit peel, a hint of pitted fruit, and the same bready caramel malt that comes with most of these Hop Projects. The flavor is dominated by the intensely, but pleasantly bitter grapefruit peel, pitted fruit blossom, and bready caramel. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long very bitter grapefruit peel finish.
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light golden copper. Malty sweet, tropical and pine aroma. Flavor is sweet malt and mostly piney hops. Everything is decent until the aftertaste, which is medicinal and resembles stomach acid after vomit. I hate to say anything negative about beer. Maybe a dirty tap line? I don’t know. Not very good, in my opinion, but decent.
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FROM NOTES: July 20, ’12
Poured on draft at Yazoo Brewery into a pint glass.
A: Strong, dank hop aroma, slightly spicy with a fruit undertone.
A: Semi hazy dark copper with frothy head. and excellent lacing.
T: Initially tropical fruits with a strong caramel malt backbone. Super sticky and moderately bitter at the finish.
P: Medium body moderate carbonation.
O: A much more malty beer than #50 and much maltier than any other IPA/DIPA I’ve ever had.
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Keg and Barrel. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, grassy hops. Flavor of grassy hops and lots of malt up front, some hop spices and bitterness in the finish. Palate is a bit astringent and harsh. This was a bit rough to drink.
markwise (4867) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to jcwattsrugger for the bottle. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is some caramel, some piney tropical fruit, and some big white grapefruit. Flavor is similar- starts with light malt, continues to piney, white grapefruity tropical fruit. Interesting beer overall. Medium in body with lingering hops in the finish. Best Hop Project beer I have tried to date.
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is piney to me. more malt character in this version. not there best "project" but still a good beer.
Shag (2698) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amber color with a white head. Aroma contains a bit of caramel and also some oranges and pine. The flavor is bitter but well balanced with some caramel, orange peels, and grapefruit. The finish is a good balance of malt and hops. Overall I dig this one alot. This tastes even better now that Oakland is in the playoffs!
gregwilsonstl (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty dynamic and layered. Somewhat grassy. The flavor changes on the palate several times. Smooth.
christopherw34 (5) - - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got this bottle from a friend. Pours a nice golden amber color with a nice white pillow of head not lacking retention. The aroma of these hops are atypical to "pacific northwest" aroma that most IPA drinkers will recognize; although, I’m sure they were grown in the region. It has a very deep floral, spicy aroma with hints of citrus which, collectively, really bring out the aroma of the malts. The body is equally as deep as the smell. It has a slight sweetness from the crystal malts balanced with the toasty, grainy flavors from the Munich and pale base malts. It is bitter and balanced with bursts of piney, woodsy hops which, coupled with the aroma, give it a complex hop balance. The palate doesn’t linger quite as long as I wish. Overall it’s a nice IPA