nearbeer (5600) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 12 oz. Stamper was working for the 66 on 01 Jul 12. Darkish, hazy copper with a lasting film of creamy foam. Aroma is earthy resin, citrus, and dark toffee. Flavor is molasses, tea leaf, lightly earthy sour orange, and some dank green resinous herb. Light-medium body is balanced and has light-medium carbonation. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Thanks to jcwattsrugger for the bottle. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is some caramel, some piney tropical fruit, and some big white grapefruit. Flavor is similar- starts with light malt, continues to piney, white grapefruity tropical fruit. Interesting beer overall. Medium in body with lingering hops in the finish. Best Hop Project beer I have tried to date. jhgrantjr (478) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pretty typical for Hop Projects as far as appearance and aroma. This one does have a more pronounced hop flavor, crisp and a bit citrusy, with some resin, as well. Nice black pepper flavor as it warms. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, medium golden with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up juicy pine resin and darker citrus notes over biscuity malt.. deeper, almost honeyed malts rose as it warmed up. The flavor found caramel, honey, and biscuity malts at the core with spicy pine and citrus bitterness around.. finished bitter, but with less definable character to it. Medium-bodied and kind of sharp on the palate.. higher carbonation.. just and OK flow. Decent.
deyholla (12195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Sampled on tap at Nashville Flying Saucer. Pours a clear pale amber gold with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has an earthy must pine note with a hint of musty grain and grapefruit. Flavor has more grapefruit coming through with a hint wet pine and backing earthy grain. 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 LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
On tap at Keg and Barrel. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, grassy hops. Flavor of grassy hops and lots of malt up front, some hop spices and bitterness in the finish. Palate is a bit astringent and harsh. This was a bit rough to drink.
7/4/6/3/13 (3.3/5) 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. ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
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.