wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2015
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. gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Pretty dynamic and layered. Somewhat grassy. The flavor changes on the palate several times. Smooth. jzzbassman (1634) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Bottled. One of the unstamped. Best I’ve had in the series. Big caramel presence with tropical fruit. Nice resinous hop flavor, medium bitterness, and a long finish. jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 On tap at Central BBQ in Memphis, TN. Amber color with a good head. Not a strong smell of hops, but an immediate bitter taste with a piney aftertaste. It doesn’t have much floral/citrus aroma, which is what I would have expected.
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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.
1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2014
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. gerbewa (253) - - SEP 15, 2012
This beer was actually Hop Project #67 but not listed on rate beer yet. I thought this was a great IPA - great aroma right out of the bottle, poured a deep burnt orange that was quite hazy. Small amount of lightly caramel colored head. Good taste. Citrus, hoppy good IPA! mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Aroma is piney to me. more malt character in this version. not there best "project" but still a good beer. christopherw34 (5) - - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
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