sulawang (1006) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours cloudy golden orange with a small creamy head, very long thin layer of retention, lacing, lots of steady activity.
Nose: strawberries and faint citrus. (3)-aromatic strength
Attack: incoming hops, creamy mouthfeel
Mid-palate: (4)-sweetness that quickly dissipates, (MAIN) passion fruit, grapefruit (HINT) peach, light caramel malt
Finish: sharp grapefruit bitterness, lingering hoppy bitterness.
Summary: This one is all about the heavy bitter hops that last longer than the energizer bunny. Mainly citrusy with some passion fruit flavour in there but way too hoppy bitter without the sweetness/brightness to balance it out. Too heavy to sip alone. (Note: numbers above are on a 10-point weak-strong scale)
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head is good, the body orange-red, It smells hoppy, flowery, interesting, good. The taste is interesting, hoppy, creamy, a bit bitter, flowery, refreshing. Nice!
airrick2003 (863) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: a darker gold color, very hazy, not transparent, pours with no head
Aroma: bread, grain, spice, butter, something very unique about this aroma, perhaps some barnyard rotten egg
Taste: initially a strong grain and then followed immediately by hops and bitterness, grass, pine, coffee, spice
Palate: moderate to lively c02, leaves a bitter aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel
Overall: don't know where the aroma comes from because I don't get any of the wildness in the taste, very good taste by the way, lots of grain and hops which is my favorite
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VertBaconStrips (2311) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
K, I know at this point this isn’t exactly "fresh" hopped at this point but my mule is concrete hard in anticipation. Cloudy orange hue and a small, compact light tan chapeau and thick lacing. Very fragrant tropical notes, gooseberries, guava, oranges, salt, peanut skins. Really excellent. This beer dranks pretty good. Got a hoppy wine like character. Tropics, lemon, light spice, thickness, light malt base, man - that Canada Post Edmonton Oilers 63¢ stamp with the cheering fan in the background is HORRENDOUS! Makes me laff every time. Marshmallow only in passing, this isn’t a wimpy beer - all flavour. I’ve really enjoyed this. Almost time for popcorn and rhe daily prostate exam. Tropical everything. NZ IPA’s rule.
Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed with Lagerboy over some whiffle. copper orange, nice head, thick lacing. BAM!! exlosive fresh hops, chewy resignous palate. this one is worth it. It has some fruity tones, but ulytimatley feels like you are gnawing on some fresh picked hops... May not be as well rounded as some would like, but its my type of Hoppy shot to the tonsils. Thanks for the treat Lagerboy. Cheers
dresden (1435) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Someone have this to me, but I probably wouldn’t have bought it. Best before is February 2014... It will be terrible by then. Aroma is a nice fruity citrus. Hop flavour is not a prominent as I would have expected. Lots of caramel malt, booze is quite present, but the hops do remain nice and night citrusy..
CacheManyHose (577) - HONG KONG - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a superb beer. Golden orange with mild head but good lacing. Smells wonderful - fruits (grapefruit, citrus and apple), hops, some florals and malty cereals. Tastes nice and bitter but with enough things to complement it. An almost soapiness (which sounds bad but isn't). Texture is dry but not thin (somewhat oily in a nice way) with some carbonation. Really excellent.
bcraig824 (7) - Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant tropical hoppy aroma. Great malty body that perfectly balances this IPA. Almost feels and tastes like a DIPA. High price but well worth it as an occasional treat to the tastebuds.
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Sweet, rockmelon aroma. Not the most attractive beer with a hazy pour and minimal head retention. However a wonderfully fresh, fruity taste with a strong pine cone finish. The mouthfeel is complex and a bit confusing. A good switch up in the IPA scene though.
Lagerboy (1911) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle shared with Eyrish at the West Bay Whiffle. Opaque murky orange brown, foamy off-white head fades. Oily hoppy aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Intense bitter resinous hop taste all but drowns out any flavor of fruity hops and malts. Average carbonation, medium body, aggressively hopped. I much prefer the original version with it’s plethora of flavors, rather than a one dimensional hop bomb... then again, perhaps my palate is not as developed... either way, this wet hopped bad boy is: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)