bhensonb (12296) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours sort of very hazy rye color (or ruddy something) with a huge beige head. Aroma is fruity hoppy. Med body. Flavor is sort of ryeish, with a fresh fruit that comes and goes. Florally bitter? Whatever. Itís delicious. Very.
Christian (11701) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBESG 2012 - Day 1. Cloudy orange with a lasting off-white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, grassy and herbal notes, along with a touch of vegetable/DMS. Sweet malty flavour with fruity hops and a decent bitter finish
thewolf (11432) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 1516 Brewing Company, Vienna.
Pours nice hazy, deep amber with a big, staying, frothy/creamy off-white head. Suplime aroma, lots of hops, pine, grapefruit, citrus and flowers. Good caramel maltiness behind it. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has soft caramel, wonderful dryness in the finish. Truly well-balanced beer.
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tan with lacing-murky orange. A-orange/fruits, bready med malt. T-orange/dank/tea hops, med malt, yeast.
imdownthepub (11282) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 1516 Brau, Vienna. Amber coloured with huge head. Extremely hoppy bitter, beautifully dry and yes bitter. Loads of fragrant flowery hops with citric overtones, excellently crafted IPA. Great stuff.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewery during RBESG 2012. Hazy colorful orange appearance with an off white head. Nice lacing. Woody, herbal, lightly fruity aroma. Chewy, herbal, woody, somewhat floral, toasty flavor.
Rune (9220) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
100ml + 300ml draught. Easily the best of 7 beers enjoyed for some hours at the brewpub. No wonder itís still the highest rated Austrian brew. Murky, brown coloured body under an off-white head. Appealing aroma of succulent fruits. Strongly hopped with cascade whole leaf hops. Filled with sappy, late oranges, pineapples and bittersweet grapefruits. The aftertaste is also bittersweet and long-lived. Almost full bodied. Cleverly made (Wien, 30.11.2007).
Scopey (8789) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at 1516. It pours hazy deep orange with a medium off-white head. The nose is grassy bitterness, creamy, hopsack, citrus pith and farmyard notes. The taste is initially pretty grassy, leaf, pithy citrus, clementine, assertive bitterness, tangy orange marmalade and some alcohol warmth with a long bitter-dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness. A tasty brew.
3fourths (8538) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at 1516 in vienna. unfiltered cloudy dark amber colored body with a frothy dark tan head. vibrant and fresh hops shows creamed melon and mandarin orange with lightly notes of key lime pie and crystalline/sugar/gummi bears. candy sweet, syrupy, cloying, too thick. caramel and honey malt seems to clash with the vibrant citrus hops. overall pretty good IPA and a gem for those americans living in vienna who crave it, but itís a bit too weighty and chewy for my tastes.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 My Bottom Line:
Growing floral hop aromatics segue into sustained oranges, resinous acrobatics all around the lean caramel malts of this perky American-style India Pale Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Sturdy foam protects the turbid dark orange, lacing quite well.
-Carbonation is pretty frothy.
-If malt flavors were better expressed, I would deem this a world-class IPA.
-The end result is perhaps not too complex, but it is highly enjoyable.
-In this part of the world, this is a marvelously executed novelty, but on a global scale, it is "just" a very satisfying IPA.
On tap at the brewpub.