Ibrew2or3 (7420) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle courtesy of gregwilsonstl, pours with a nearly clear copper body that has thin gold hues and supports a light tan head of foam. The aroma offers up pink grapefruit, pineapple, candied lime and a resiny hop note blended with softly bready malts. The taste starts with pineapple and candied lime hops rolling into a resiny lime to bitter floral hop note. To midway it picks up malt sweetened fruity hops as well as persistent hop bitterness. Interesting as the lime and floral and tropical fruit notes try hard to pull this together and they nearly make it. Cool brew with a fairly unique hop profile.
umich03jm (2708) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Jason for sharing. Dark copper pour with a huge foamy head that fades away normally to a thin film and collar. Leaves nice lacing. Dank aroma of candied citrus fruit, pineapple, peanuts, caramel and bread. Tastes like candied citrus fruit mostly but without the overpowering sweetness that you normally get from that. Also get pineapple, pine, peanuts, light flowers, and light caramel. Medium to full body. Really like this overall. Don’t think I’ve had many Zythos hopped beers but I think I need to seek them out more.
ineedbeer (1162) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 07/2015. Aroma is fairly malty with quite a bit of toasted bread and caramel with lighter pale cracker malt notes. Moderate hop aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Pours a hazy reddish copper color with a large, thick, light tan head that exhibits nice retention. Moderately high lacing and medium sized legs. Flavor is similar to the aroma with a fairly strong toasted bread and caramel note with lighter nut and cracker notes; this is straying close to American barleywine. Flavor has moderately high bitterness. Moderate grapefruit and citrus notes with lighter pine resin and tropical fruit. Some nice fruitiness in the finish once the malt character fades. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, this is a clean beer but entirely too malty for my personal taste. The hops are nice but hidden behind all the caramel malt and toasted bread notes.
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, orange color with frothy white head. Aroma is sweet, pineapple, citrus. Taste is malty, sweet, citrus. Very good, will definitely buy again.
DMBFAN1 (12) - - AUG 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting hop flavor. Heavy, full, rich yet lacking something in overall delivery
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Ktwse (2701) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy peach with minimal white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, caramel, mango. Taste is big resinous hoppy bitter with subtle sweetness towards the middle followed by lingering bitter finish. Body is light to medium, slightly oily, with soft carbonation.
MrBunn (2560) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a slightly orange edge to it and a thin frothy head. Aromas are thick with fruit. Papaya and oranges with a little resin and some caramel/toffee. Flavor is malty with a big burst of hops at the tail end... lots of resin and a hint of the fruits in the nose, but the resin takes over. Mouthfeel is chewy and a grain dust flavor distracts just a bit. Booze is present and prominent. Decent IIPA.
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of grapefruit, caramel malt, white sugar and old citrus/orange peel. Medium body.
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark copper pour with white head. Light spice, citrus and herbal hop aromas. Grassy and herbal flavors, big malt aspect.
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Weak aroma but it picks up with the flavor, which stands up to other IPAs Nice finish.
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