BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy and frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple and mango fruity esters and hops with cereal and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with tropical fruity esters with light supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
chris__hartley (165) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours hay coloured with a slight orange tint; the head is off-white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: pineapple, mango, pine resin, and walnut skin. The taste is light sweet that finishes medium-heavy bitter; there are notes of: pine, grapefruit, and biscuit. The palate is medium bodied, has medium carbonation (tiny bubbles), slightly sticky, and a medium long bitter finish. Overall, meh.
Radek Kliber (5912) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma leafy like with grapefruit notes. Candy like backing. Soft aromatic fruity ending. 7+
Appearance poured clear amber . Lighter tanned fine top. Ring on glass, sparse lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : smooth front with quiet bitter green hop feel. This one is quiet hoppy even for an IPA. Alcoholic heat n top. Great base but beer felt as was not most coherent. All parts did not talked to each other.
cfrancis (1774) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear copper with a small white head and great lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit and bready malts. Taste is a moderate warming fruity bitterness, dryness in the palate with a sweet bready and honey malt finish. Really nice.
lisagirl (151) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
absolutey frickin brilliant...similar to the fresh version, got a lot of tangelo flavour but this seemed even sharper than that one. don’t have many more comments to add to the other except that this is better.
lefossoyeur (367) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper blonde with a thick fluffy off-white head. Beautiful! Fruity aromas of grape, kiwi and pepper. Light to medium body, low carbonation, loads of fruits on the palate including grapes and a strong blackberry and peppery profile that ends on a kiwi fruit long finish. Medium bitterness, never obtrusive, all the floor is laid for the fruity hops to shine. Very nice IPA!
Borup (3690) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Hazy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, malt and caramel.
beer-yum (64) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superb antipodean IPA. Great showcase of what can be done with New Zealand sourced ingredients (and European sourced brewer)! Look out for the seasonal ’fresh hopped’ version too - yum!
JEK69 (360) - FRANCE - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @CBC13 2013,
hazy orange/amber with an average white foam head.
Pine, citrus, malt. Lactose notes and maerican oak ...
Something strange ... maybe the brewer served me a blend or maybe I was too druk to appreciate it.
But guess what ... I loved it actually.
fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle into a tulip
Clear orange color. One finger white head, Excellent retention and lacing, Thick soapy lacing left behind.
Nose is a combination of pine, dank citrus, and some dank tropical fruits. Vibrant and fresh nose but quite dank and dirty smelling. Good caramel backbone nose to go with this.
Pine, grapefruit and once again a dirty/dank tropical fruit and orange taste. Would swear there is simcoe by the dankness but it is not.
Bold and brash feel to this. Heavy but enough carbonation to lift this. Not as much oil or resin as compared to US IPA’s but works well as the pure dirtyness and body is quite nice.
Really need to buy more of this stuff.
bunget (319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. A clear orange body, medium beige head with excellent retention and beautiful lacing. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, very floral, pine, orange and a touch of spices. Tastes light and watery upfront, with an increasingly bitter hop wave, caramel, orange, herbs, fruity and a little chewy.