tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spruce, orange and pineapple herbal hop notes figure prominently in the aroma with underlying malty sweetness. Clear deep golden coloured body is topped by a low, off-white head that recedes slowly to a partial cover with some lacing. Flavour offers a stiff malt sweetness offset by cedar, spruce, tangerine and pineapple hop flavours with fairly strong bitterness bringing up the finish and lingering. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. I bet fresh on tap this one’s a real cracker! Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in March 2013.
RihardsF (33) - 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 (7117) - Riverslime, 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 (125) - 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.
nlc (58) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes, thuis is good stuf. despite being a bit to sweet this is a beer with loads of passionfruits, mee/full body. Yummi.
Tomy63 (163) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur : ambrée. Nez : une vraie salade de fruits frais : mangue, fruits de la passion, litchi, raisins, agrumes. Bouche : encore les mêmes fruits, avec une belle amertume et de la résine de pin. Finale : toujours des fruits frais, l’amertume se ressent encore plus maintenant, résine un peu asséchante également.
rederic (2794) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, amber color, with a fluffly white head, mild toasted, caramel, pale, bread malt, floral tropical fruit, leafy, grassy hoppy nose, with some light lime, green grapefruit, pineapple, faint soap oil accents, with a faint fruit salad, spicy yeast note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild flowery green citrus, leafy, grassy, tropical fruit hoppy, toasted, bready, pale, caramel malt character, with some lemon, grapefruit, lime, piney flavours, leading towards a yeasty, bready, toasted, pale maltiness, nice lingering leafy, grassy, green citrusy, piney hop bittering finish. The beer lost a bit of his hoppiness punch during his travel to north america.
PetesBeers (7) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautifully complex IPA. I got seaweed flavours, over the expected hoppy goodness. Tastes different on the way in to what it does on the way down! Drank it on tap at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide.
orange_3084 (67) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliantly clear amber-copper colour. Medium white head. Grassy citrus aroma with nice caramel backing. Medium oily body. Sight sweetness and alcohol warmth finished with an assertive bitterness.
Dervock (388) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours orange with a big dense white head. Initial aroma was sweet malt but after a swirl there is a massive fruit hit along with resin, the combination of the two is a bit off putting at first but then it settles down and a rich orange citrus aroma come through. Taste hits the palate with a bang, orange citrus hop up front then the hop bitterness kicks in. The finish is lingering and sharp.
KyleCameron (13) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A well brewed beer, Good complexity. A straight forward hop forward beer. Great fruity nose but with a slightly overpowered Nelson Sauvin? note. Might be masking some of the other aromas? Still an impressive nose.
Palate is a bitter affirmation of the fruity nose. With a lightly malted style more for alcohol content than a contribution to palate, this show is all about the hops.
Good finish, the bitterness lingers and if you hold off taking another sip for a minute, a nice caramel note lies on the tongue. A well thought out beer that is made for a purpose.