dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2012 Murky orange, thick frothy head. Nose is pure cascade, slightly wet socks, orange peel, mandarin, hint of pineapple. Palate is full-on orange zest, pineapple maybe, slight grapefruit bitterness, well balanced enough. Not bad at all. Sampled again 16/04. Enjoyed it more. Or did I? Few minutes later, I still don?t quite get it. Amazing bitterness but just not fruity/juicy enough for me. Slightly "dirty" nose - cat piss etc. Not entirely unpleasant, just not for me. And now, few minutes later, I love it again!! Mandarin, grapefruit juiciness and massive pine resin. But cat pee! But hops! But cat pee! I’m SO CONFUSED.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pours a dense dark gold color with a frothy white head. Hoppy aroma. Medium body, early hoppy flavor matched with supporting malt. Sligjtly dry,hoppy finish.
Not quite as "crisp" as the "Victory" version, but great application of hops and a nice resulting Pale Ale.
Cunningham (6912) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 On tap at brewery pub in Vienna. Hazy amber colour with a tick off white head. Massive grape/hops and yeast nose. Solid sweet malty background in the flavour with massive hops, grape and fruit.
Marko (4872) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2014 Draught at 1516. Lovely, misty full amber body. Small thick white head. Hoppy, piney, slightly yeasty aroma. Quality I2PA. Very strong taste dominated entirely by the bitterness, dry, ashy, slightly piney. Agrumes show up as well a little. The malty background is slightly too subdued and not as full as it should be (though I kinda prefer that to a sticky bittersweet mess). Not the best one I’ve had but the ’hype’ is well deserved - or was initially when there were fewer "alternatives". 3.7 first time, 3.4-3.5 now I guess.
skortila (5240) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewpub. The aroma has light toasty caramel, oranges, grapefruits and pine. Hazy, orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter, light toasty caramellic, and moastly piney, citric an d a bit resiny. Medium bodied. Powerfull. Nice!
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub in Vienna. Pours a dark and hazy burnt orange amber color with a thick, frothy head of off-white foam. Steadfast, the head never fully settles, and it leaves dense swaths of patchy lacing on the glass. The nose is very hoppy, showing notes of orange, grapefruit rind, and pine over a less prominen base of caramel, toffee, and baked bread crust. Flavors largely follow suit, Falling on the hoppy, bitter side of balanced, loaded with bitter, leafy citrus and pine hops, resin clinging to the tongue. Still, it is suitably countered with bready, caramelized malts. Yeast is dry and slightly crackery. The palate is substantive yet drinkable, with balanced carbonation and a relatively crisp, drying finish. Good brew. Very similar to the original. A prototypical east coast IPA.
Koelschtrinker (16811) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hopfig-würziger Antrunk. Sehr malzig, fast auf gleicher Ebene mit der Hopfigkeit. Stärker werdend, natürlich und kräftig. Im Mittelteil erneut recht malzig, der Hopfen ist hier klar im Vordergrund, denoch ist das Malz fast ebenbürtig, nicht unbedingt IPA typisch. Mild ausklingender Hopfenton.
Test vom 10.8.2008, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 14,12,11,10,-,11
Frothmeister (719) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub. A cloudy amber with a good sized frothy white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus (especially grapefruit), pine, and faint yeast. Big opening from the hops, followed by some faint malt peeking through, with lots of bitter grapefruit in the finish. Solid stuff.
jfb (5431) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours a murky ruby-orange colour with a frothy off-white head. faint aroma of peaches and pineapples, sweatsocks, resin and oats. flavour is mostly the same, with lots of citrus fruits, especially limes, some light notes of caramel, bread dough and a medium bitter finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
rigtig god og fyldig IPA, smag af humle, korn, halm, grape, fyrrenål, harpiks.
rødlig, uklar med hvidt tæt skum.
Lidt sød og meget bitter.
Tør og livlig.