Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2010
THOUGHTS: Rather nice. R.J. Rockers continues to surprise me. This had the balance of a double IPA in the style constraints of an ordinary IPA. It was fairly simple, but put together in the right proportions.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark, orangey amber with a small, off-whte head that left good lacing. It also had small, medium and large particles of a thick density in the body. It was bottle conditioned. The aroma had moderate caramel malt; light bread and grain; moderate to heavy pine, grapefruit and orange hops; and burnt toast with jam. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and fairly bitter; while the finish was rather sweet and rather to heavily bitter with a long duration. There was citrus hops, caramel, brunt caramel, orange and a little burnt toast bitterness. It go very citrusy near the end. The medium to full body was slightly oily, a bit syrupy and then dry with fizzy carbonation and an ever so slightly alcoholic finish. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle.beernbourbon (1600) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Pours a 70s amber (cloudy and super funky!) with lots o’ chunks of yeast in the bottom. Aroma is weird; raw, freshly carved pumpkin. That’s it. It smells like a freshly carved pumpkin. Flavor is semi-floral hops with a finish of, drum roll, FRESHLY CARVED PUMPKIN. What is going on here? Is this a pumpkin IPA? It’s not bad; in fact, it’s pretty good. A nice bit of mouth-puckering grapefruit intermingles with said pumpkin and keeps things on the bitter/sour side. Decent mouthfeel, a little thin and carbonated, yes, but decent. Not bad.
Bottle. Pour is copper with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly sweet malt with a light old hop nose with resinous note. Flavor is also malt forward with a touch of resinous hops. Likely not totally fresh. Still not bad, just not likely what the brewer intended. Hangover (1142) - oxford, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. Pine and citrus hops with a slightly sweet malty aroma. Flavor is grapefruit, floral hops, caramel and a bit of toastiness before the huge bittering middle hits. Hops smack through to the finish and there is lingering malty sweetness. Solid and very drinkable. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, on 8/30/10. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Faint aroma of earthy, herbal hops with a bit of caramel. The taste is earthy hops, nutty notes and toffee. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, malt, slight diacetyl, light pine, and oregano. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, Earth, and water. Medium body. Average, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hops, Earth, water, and slight pine finish is dry. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. sloth (2936) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Small offwhite head, fair retention and spotty lacing. Murky, chunky with an amber orange color, ugly sumbitch. Light nose of citrus fruits, faint pine and malts. Medium bodied, tough carbonation, somewhat astringent. Pineapple and citrus flavors, dry maltiness, leafy. Dry, bitter finish. Tough call. Bottle procured @statelineliquors. Ratman197 (15350) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Bomber courtesy of Cletus poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, grapefruit, earthiness, light peach and light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light orange zest with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange brown with a small white head. Aroma of bready malts, caramel malt, sweet tea. Flavor of caramel malt, tropical fruits, unsweetened iced tea, bitter hops and citrus hops. A pretty good IPA, not my personal favorite hop combination but enjoyable.
7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5] Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Bomber. Pors hazy orange with a large white head. Smells of grapefruit, melon, some perfumy hints. Tastes of citrus, some resiny touches, peppery with a bitter finish.