callmemickey (4543) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2009 Hop Project Beer
A: Crystal clear amber body. SLight off-white cap. Quickly receded to a skim. Decent lacing left behind after each sip.
S: Bright floral and herbal notes. Lightly spicy. Soft, muted bready malts.
T: Up front is a floral and herbal bitterness. A hint of orange before fading away to a slight spicy bitterness in the back end. Bready malts are present underneath throughout.
M: Smooth, lightly carbonated body. Nice, refreshingly crisp finish.
O: Invigorating. My #5 out of the 11 single-hop hop project beers. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. flat looking amber orange pour. no head. Medium to less floral hop aroma. Taste has a decent hop flavor, floral notes, light soap, Decent APA JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
Growler from Whole Foods. Golden amber pour with a thick creamy white head. The nose is lightly spicy and herbal over a light orangey fruitiness. Low cohumulone and a touch of blackberry. There is a nice lovely fresh maltiness toward the back. Slightly crackery with a kiss of crackery and biscuity sweetness. Warming really brings out the light yeasty fruitiness. Excellent balance and a really great pale ale. jeremytoni (3058) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2009
From the hand pump poured amber with a good amount of head. Nice spicy hop flavor with a quick finish. jb (3253) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2009
On tap at MacGregor’s in Chili. Nice looking, orange, beautiful lacing. Aroma is malty - biscuits, a bit of citrus. Nice balanced palate, but nothing special.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Growler from Whole Foods (Bowery): Deep rusty copper with a dense light tan lacing head. Fruity and bright aroma- some mild berry notes with a freshly baking bread back- some nutty notes as well. Has a great creamy fluffy body. The flavor has a nutty base and a fruity (berry) hop character. The body is biscuity, nutty and dry with a long mildly resiny/peppery bitterness in the finish. Silky, textured, balanced- a nice pale ale with some British cask qualities. Well done. egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
[Handpump @ Teresa’s] Translucent amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus fruits, wood, caramel malts, tea leaves, and herbs. Taste of citrus fruits, grass, nuts, caramel malts, toast, and toffee, with a lightly bitter finish. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Draft at Craft. Pours clear dark straw toward coppery with off-white head. Nose is lemongrassy hops, caramel malt. Tastes hoppy, with grainy, lemongrassy, and caramel notes. Some mid-palate peppery and bready notes emerge, but overall this one was a bit uninspiring. malrubius (2896) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Growler from Bierkraft. Clear copper with head and lace. Medium toffee biscuit and piney hop aroma. Mild toffee fruit sweetness with biscuit nuts and medium piney bitter finish. Pretty good. italianjohn (3133) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Copper/dark amber pour light white head lacing light floral aroma. Light sweet malty caramel taste then a hoppy dark fruit flavor bit watery at first then the bitterness came in with a slight spice at the end decent average apa