AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
adamjackson (259) – Canaan, USA – MAY 13, 2012
So thrilled that a west coast trader scent me such a great box of IPAs. Received this last week, put it in the fridge and now pouring into a Hill Farmstead on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
A – Gorgeous light red / orange appearance, SRM of 8. 2 Finger tan head subsiding quickly.
S – Huge bitterness of dry hops right off the bat. Lots of big hop profiles, grapefruit, pine and citrus. So damn nice smelling. There’s a tough of oak and wheat.
T – Whoa. Very very bitter! This beer is explosive but not long term. It hits you and then fades very fast. Not sure what technique was used but I like my hops to stick around for a while. The Chinook and Centennial hops are very easy to point out, bit of banana and apricots in here with a lingering dried fruit aspect on the finish.
M – 50/50 carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium body, smooth fruity finish.
O – I don’t know if this beer was just sitting on the shelf too long or not but it’s drinkable. I’d like to have it very fresh.
AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
adamjackson (259) – Canaan, USA – MAY 14, 2012
Acquired in a trade. Canned March 12th, 2012. Put it right in the fridge and poured into a Hill Farmstead Glass
A – SRM of 8. Golden orange appearance, some cloudiness on the pour that looked pretty resinous. Slightly off-white head of 2 fingers that subsided slowly leaving behind a super sticky lacing on every corner of the glass.
S – Gigantic citrus notes. A hint of resin and a minor bit of pine but very little.Nice big hop characteristics followed by some herbs.
T – Spicy Vanilla is what I get first. Peppered Vanilla? Not too sure. Backbone of pine, grass and tangerines. Lemon zest and some basil.
M – Medium body, 80% carbonation on the mouth swish. Lingering orange peel taste
O – Delicious. It’s a solid IPA with extra points for being canned. Would be a great fishing companion.