GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the all time best IPA’s I’ve evre sipped. Pours a beautiful golden color with a lingering frothy head. Smells of bright, crisp and very fresh hop spice. Full nectar with excellent carbonation. Supreme hop essence balanced by a fat malt component. This brew just goes down so good and lingers on the tongue forever. Highest recommendation.
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkompass. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Lovely fruity pineapple aroma, citrus, peach, mango, pine needles, passion fruit, lemongrass, biscuits, caramel, some hay. Pine flavor, citrus, hay, passion fruit, peach, pine apples, some orange peels, perfume, mango, bitter hops that stay for a long time, lemongrass, earthy notes, some caramel. Nice mouthfeel and with a long bitter hop and fruit finish bringing mango, pine, citrus, peach, caramel, lemongrass and pineapples. Wonderful beer!
omikr0n (822) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Zubaty pes. Pours cloudy orange with nice creamy head. Aroma is hops, citrus fruits, berries, cherries. Flavor is very bitter, hops, citrus fruits.
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Triangle Wine. good aroma, sweet, citrus, little cardboard. orange, grapefruit. little peppery, mango thing. Clean brownish orange color, good initial head, faded to ring, spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel dry bitter finish. Better than the wet hop, thoug that could be a age issue with the bottle, or its the NZ hops. still has a little of what I think of as a wet cardboard scent, which is unappealing to me.
jmohno (1400) - Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light copper/gold with ok head good lacing.
Zesty fruit aroma big potent dankness/herbal.Fresh raw hop aroma.
Not too tropical to me really more herbal.LIght candy honey sweetness.
Taste is strong herbal hop some pineish bittering.Strong crisp malt taste but not sweet. Some mild slickness. More on a toasty dry malt side,more of a sl,ight honey sweetness than the typical carmel malt taste.THis is a bright , crisp , mellow dry, herbal piney ipa. Lingering herbal/piney resiny bittering. Bittered strong like a double ipa.
Thisis12ptfont (1051) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wet hops and pines come through on the aroma. Crystal copper in appearance and no foam. Fantastically unique flavor of heavy hops with an interesting pineapple and citrus aftertaste. Some caramel and oat malts are also very subtle in the background. Overall, this is a very unique take on an IPA, light to medium body with an intriguing fruity hop flavor. I’d give this an A rating.
gramity (1584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a golden orange with a small off white head. Nose smells amazing the citrus fruits, passionfruit & mango really jump out of the glass. Taste just delivers what the aromas provide. Well balanced with the hops, citrus and malts combining well together. Lots of fruit (Nelson sauvin hop dominant). Amazing from start to finish.
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle) cloudy light orange, fine white bubbles. Nose is dank, light onion, fresh hops, herbal. Taste is a bit watery but fresh, grapefruit, herbal, light citrus peel, tinge metallic, slick medium body.
Cybercat (4433) - Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma is very hoppy and has an undertone of sour citrus, a mixture of Mandarin orange and grapefruit with a hint of lemon. And, yes, I do get a hint of gooseberries. At least I think it’s gooseberries. Pours an attractive clear amber with a thick, pale golden-tan head. Flavor is seriously hoppy, more at evergreen than wood, a little bitter, notes of grapefruit and - gooseberries? Also got a yeasty hint. Texture has about average body and fizz, but leaves a good hoppy, woody, slightly bitter, slightly fruity finish. Get hopped up and wired for this one.
Rapture (3) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably my favourite beer atm. A very full-bodied, full-flavoured and reasonably bitter IPA. There IPA’s with a better nose and appearance, but that is all the criticism I have of this brew. Well worth a crack.