PhillyCraft (4270) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 Bottle. This was my first beer I have tried from 8 Wired. After seeing that the brewery was from New Zealend, and that this beer was made with tons of Nelson hops, I had to pick it up. Poured a cloudy golden orange color with a medium body and lacing amount. Aromas are tons of tropical fruit notes, cheddar, onions, honey mustard, mangoes. Taste is just as incredible as the scent. Loads of oniony nelson hops, pineapple, mango, and other citrus fruit. Other notes of buttery crab and lobster that finishes up smooth and layered in flavor. Drink this beer with a bag of Snyders honey mustard and onion flavored pretzels. Luxurious, rich, and complex IPA from a brewer that I will be searching out in the near future.
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dry, lots of citrus piney notes with underlying Carmel notes. Tons of hops and aggressive bitterness. Highly enjoyable. Well made
Quack-Duck (8862) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Bierkompass. Hazy deep coppergolden colour, large, creamy off-white head. Intensive aroma of tropical fruit, mainly mango. Medium-bodied, solid malty base in the background, lots of hops with a tropical character, mango, papaya, intensively fruity. Delicious.
ValleyLiquors (1) - - OCT 19, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark copper color with a sweet tropical aroma. Taste has a slight tropical flavor. nice beer would probably get it again
Brenhophead (666) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 Pours a brilliant dark copper and aroma is of sweet tropical fruit. Taste has nice malt character slight tropical flavours and earthy backing. Over all this is a very nice beer.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 0.5 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Slightly hazy amber color. Sweet very tropical aroma with petrol and mango. Bittersweet flavor with toffee, tropical fruits, mango, petrol and orange. Bitter and salty finish.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange colored with little yellow head. Rich aroma with sweet peach and passion fruit dominating, grassy hops with thin flowers, some pine here as well. Medium bodied. Flavor is also peach fruity with more grassy hops, flavor is more straightforward.
maledictum (733) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large white fluffy head misty dark orange gold pour aroma floral hoppy fruit malt sweetness like honey flavour resinous caramel grapefruit passionfruit woody note interesting orange sweet berries bubbly touch the hops great aftertaste hops and sweet malt all fruit and caramel great ipa
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. Poured an almost opaque orange with a white head. Hops, grapefruit, and malts, with the malts pretty noticeable at the end. Finishes with a nice bitterness.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 22 oz. Split with and courtesy of Vinnie. Bottle neck sort of shattered when Vin cracked it, so beware! Anyway, this beauty pours a hazy, murky brownish caramel orange with a two-finger white head. Aroma is fucking crazy: it literally smells like a bowl of French onion soup with a bit of scalliony armpit odor and Ramen noodle savory hint. Certainly unusual, but really much better than the sum of those things would suggest. The flavors followed through on the nose in the bitter, earthy department; tons of fuelly, dank, resinous Nelson hop pussy juice. Finishes with a slight savory/sweet kick and settles slowly down into the belly. Very satisfying, rich, bold IPA. I really want to try this again.