HKbeerlover (2) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect colour and a delicious aroma of citrus with floral notes. A strong but balanced taste with no lingering bitterness. Doesn’t attack the palate.
cbfobes (2094) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with drowland at xmas, pours a dark copper with a thick head and lots of lacing in the glass, aroma is of lots of grapefruit and citrus on the nose, light and enjoyable, the flavor has lots of citrus on the front end with a good malt backing in the finish, light mouthfeel that wasn’t too thick, enjoyable stuff right here.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1205) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7.3% Bottle from Tanakaya. 8 Wired’s now being imported by Whisk-e, I hope we see these in Kansai soon! It pours a beautiful orange gold with a fantastic hoppy bouquet: grapes, kiwis, passion fruit, grapefruit - a real tropical aroma. The taste is nutty, like cashews from the malts, very mouth puckering bitter but sweet enough with floral & mildly fruity hop flavors dancing around your mouth. A really unique beer & as the label says the benchmark for an IPA made using only NZ hops. Truly good.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddy brown with a small head.Medium body with hops and a fruity background. Flavour explodes as you drink-you never want it to stop. Heavenly.
jdobbs (264) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
colour. Medium white head. Grassy citrus aroma with nice caramel backing. Medium oily body. Sight sweetness and alcohol warmth finished with an assertive bitterness.
kerrmatt (22) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have had this several times, a fantasticly well balanced IPA and now has climbed to the top of my favourite IPA ladder. The latest bottling is the best yet, maybe it’s a fresher batch I’m trying, it’s absolutely awesome. Lychees, grapes, pine and some citrus. Refreshing, very tasty, slight oily full mouthfeel. Medium head with dissipates slowly leaving a fair amount of lacing. Loving the lychees and pine. Great stuff!
Snegurochka (340) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml tap@Ale House, Riga. Dark copper hazy body, with small creamy head. Fresh hops, grapefruit, tomatoes and grass, dry notes and lingering finish.
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @AleHouse LV. Nice aroma, bit citrusy, how I like. Nice balance between alco, maltyness and hops. Great beer.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500mL from Total Wine Rancho. Probably old and heat damaged. Tickers gotta tick. Chill haze orange pour, thicker yellow foam with great retention and big lacing. Nose is a bit dusty and cheesy off the bat. Orange perfume, lemon detergent. Taste is very soapy, big newspaper, sharply astringent bitterness in finish. Ick.
angel77 (434) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 65 cl en casa allá por el verano de 2011. Bastante buena. Cuerpo medio bastante fácil de beber con sabores muy florales algo afrutados al principio y un regusto amargo bueno y persistente. Se merece repetir de nuevo para valorarla mejor si cabe.