Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Fresh grass and grapefruit in the nose. Medium to big sweet flavor with some grass, dirt and grapefruit rind. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately resinous to finish with further rindy citrus character. Good.
ThirstyBird (1169) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of Bart. Thanks! Pours a mildly hazy, bright orange with a small white head. The smell is big tropical fruit, malt backbone supporting. The taste follows the smell with a dry slightly bitter finish. Light to medium body with mild carbonation. A brightly fruity IPA...tasty.
HKdIPA (108) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum. Refreshing, citrusy, hoppy bitterness but not as much as you'd think.
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Lemon and sauvignon blanc aroma. Grapefruit and white grape flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and tangerine lingers with white grape and light pine.
ShaneJ (414) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Orange-copper, slightly hazy, small white head, floral, passionfruit, sweet peaches, quite oily texture, resiny bitterness. Really nice.
alwsmntn (5) - - DEC 25, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
∆ Poured From Bottle. Strong Passion Fruit, Loads Of Oranges, Some Pine Maybe.
Copper Colored. Medium Head.
Meets Its Aroma Pretty Well. Nice Strong Bitterness, Pretty Sweet Aswell. Hints of Alcohol Comming Through.
Soft Carbonation. Medium Thick Body.
Liked It a Lot. Will Drink It Again.
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet floral hops, clear not too dark copper colour, fruitiness is combined with bitterness upon tasting, lovely IPA, minus the citrus hops but plus fruity earthy hops.
sulawang (541) - 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 (3315) - 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 (410) - 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
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VertBaconStrips (2021) - Assat, 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.