Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Marc! Poured hazy medium orange with a short, thicker cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up warm orange meat and caramel sweetness accented by peppery notes, orange zest, and a touch of pine.. warmth brought out honey on the back.. quite juicy and enticing. The flavor was nearly as juicy, rocking honey, bready notes, and oranges at the core.. black peppery alcohol, pine resin, and floral bitterness around.. finished with lots of orange character (both sweetness and bitter zest) and warmth. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. balance was solid, just skewed a little bit toward sweetness in the middle and sharpness at the back.. quite well done overall
Skubic448 (10) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle in pint glass.
Aroma: Clean, Citrusy and Cascade hops.
Appearance: Clear and copper. Extremely thin head that leaves lots of tiny bubbles on the side of the pint glass.
Flavor: Definitely 9.25% ABV. Massive. Taste like orange/grapefruit and pine sap. Sticks with you for a while.
Palate: Alcoholic. Tears the enamel off your teeth and the moisture off your tongue.
Overall: Not a bad IPA, quite unusual. More citrusy and alcoholic, but I had no trouble drinking it.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thx to StoweHop for the bottle. Clear carmel color. Thin off white head. Caramel and grapefruit aroma. Pine, caramel flavor. Quite alcoholic. Finish is dry and bitter
harrisoni (17848) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at LCRBM 5 at Kulminator. Clear orange, lasting beige head. Bit boozy, some decent hops, bit burnt and toasty in the flavour. OK.
Plovmand (8095) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber witha medium off white head. Lots of malty caramel in aroma with some piney and fruity hop notes. In the flavour the caramel is dominating but have a nice punch of hops to match it. Not too bitter. Easy to drink and enjoy.
travita (4946) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is copper colored with an off white head. The smell is caramel, desserty, hops, and earth. The taste is alcohol, pine, caramel, and hops.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best from Shipyard so far. Huge nose of hops and sweet malts. Clear golden body, large white head (some wheat?), great lacing. No need for balance, just solid sweet malt background, grapefruit, pine, resin, and bitterness. Bitter finish, and surprisingly dry given the sweetness of the initial malt experience.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Me too! Tasted from the same bottle as yalnikim. Was a disappointed amongst all the other fine beers that were surrounded by.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted 28/08/2009. Oh dear... bombs away! Diacetyl killed the hopstar. Great bottle, looks lovely in the glass (hazy but creamy), but it all falls away very badly into a screaming train wreck. Diacetyl and cloying caramel malt leave the hops no chance to express themselves. It’s bad enough for me to not bother investigating further. Sadly I was very excited about this bottle.
BeerFanDan17 (1098) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasty but sligtly bitter. Good balance and hoppy geel. Very frothy head and golden richness.