XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2012 davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy amber, with thin light lacing. The aroma is slightly piney. I like the mouthfeel. The hops stand out but aren’t unbalanced, and the finish stays with you, but isn’t distracting. This would go great with a good hearty meal. I am enjoying this hop project.
Has some rather light pine/citrus scents. Taste is of pine and a little sweet with a light metallic taste. After taste is bitter and slightly copper/metallic.
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Picked up in Chattanooga on a half day trip for work. Pours a hazy orange/red with a large tan head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit hops with hints of caramel and toffee malts. Flavor of grapefruit & some grassy hops with a decent amount of malts in the background. Quite a bit of bitterness all the way to the finish. Wish I could get this beer & its future versions here in Georgia. SpringsLicker (3677) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2011
A sticky, chunky, 3-dimensional off-white head clings to the upper portions of the glass above this clear deep amber beer.
The malt aromas add sweetness and the hop aromas add pine and pine resin along with some citrus.
The flavor is well balanced but towards the bitter side. Lots of dryness going all the way into the finish.
Dogbrick (13777) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Growler shared by an employee of Ale Wine & Spirits. The beer pours a clear dark orange-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is earthy with some citrus hop notes. Medium body with a fruity character and flavors of peaty malt, earth and caramel. The finish is citrusy with an earthy malt aftertaste. Interesting, and I wish I could try the rest of the beers in this project.
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2011
Bottle from Harris Teeter. Pours amber with a 1/8" dissipating off white head. Mild floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with steady carbonation. Same malt profile as others, caramel, toffee, with a slight toasty and bready note. Hop bitterness has lots of grapefruit rind with a hint of pine. As with most hop projects, I get a green onion/apple note on the finish that distracts me. There is nothing wrong with this beer, but I have mixed feelings on how the yeast strain and malt profile interact with the hops. I’ll still continue to buy these though, as it’s still a good IPA. I am just a picky sum bitch when it comes to this style. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Clear amber, thick beige head. Aroma is dank, woody, herbal, pungent, not a whole lot of sweet citrus. Taste is the same, nice malt balance, not incredibly bitter but I can tell without reading the description that this is made with mostly high alpha acid hops. Pretty good, I wish it was more floral and tropical, that’s the point of this series though is to see how the hop combination will work. nearbeer (5605) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Draft pint. Same look as the others. Nose is earthy resin, citrus and caramel. Taste is the same mix with more of that leafy dirt that I love. Light-medium body has almost too much carbonation, is well dried, and has a nice hop tingle. Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
On tap @ Bearden Beer Market. Coppery orange, with a moderate sized white head. Using the other Hop Projects as a baseline comparison, this one is citrusy, but also has that familiar mushroom / earthy aroma. Flavor is not as citrusy as I was expecting, based on the aroma. Very earthy, "dirty" flavor throughout; Of all the Hop Projects, this is one of ’em...