kramer (3873) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one finger frothy white head that faded slowly and left some very heavy lacing. The nose is pretty hoppy, but not as intense as one might expect from the typical ’west coast IPA’ style. Some citrus and pine but also a fairly prominant malt backbone. The flavor is maybe showing a little bit more age than is desired, the hops seem a bit muted and dull with as much emphasis on the malt as the hops. Finishes with some lingering bready maltiness and just a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. I’m going to have to see if this rate holds up when I can be sure of the freshness.
novice101 (3) - - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fairly hoppy beer, a bit bitter at the end. Overall lots of citrus taste that highlight the beer and there is enough malt that the hops are not overbearing on the palate.
Darwenus (382) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As soon as I opened the can I got hit in the face with the smell of strong, citrus hops and spices. The color is a hazy lemon yellow, with a foamy head. The taste is delicious. The hops kind of work together in such a way that with one sip there are pine notes, with the next it’s all citrus and flowers, and then grassy herbs the next time, etc. Behind it all there is a really solid, rich, buttery malt. I will buy this again.
cfrancis (1764) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just a great beer! Pours a hazy golden yellow with a small white top. Aroma is citrus and floral hops. Taste is a lively citrus hop bitterness that livens up the mouth and tickles with a sweet finish. Nicely balanced with bready malts.
williamstome (516) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Hoppy aroma. Malty backbone with fresh hop aroma. seriously. delicious, and surprisingly hoppy
Leafs93 (1370) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden straw with a little haze, white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, earthy and a hint of resin. Lots going on. Taste is bitter with light sweetness. Medium bodied with a sticky texture and somewhat dry finish.
rg1122 (10) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer. Good. Want. Another.
Bragesnak (4556) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Matthews tasting, Aarhus, DK.
Golden with white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Flavour with warm alcohol and spices.
szinck1 (14) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the can. Pours yellow with healthy head ; immediate sweet hop aroma with slight vanilla. Malt leads the taste with middle of the road bitterness and dry finish with light carb and lingers.
mikkellund42 (361) - Vejle, DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ Torben Mathews Tasting. Pours clear yellow with rocky white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy with notes of raspberry/strawberry jam. Taste is initial heavy sweet then moderate bitter. Body is dry with soft carbonation. Finish is long with notes of bubblegum.
chrisv10 (7833) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can @ Torben Mathews tasting Clear golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, little sweet, little bitter, little citrus and a little grapefruit.