GoufCustom (622) - HONG KONG - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.
Cloudy hazy golden amber colour with traces of yeast sediments; One finger head and off white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Excellent sticky lacing with lively carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of grapefruit, orange peel and fresh, honey, light jackfruit, ale malt, molasses, light pine, lime, and light grass; Medium sweet taste of ale malt, with dry biscuits, light yeast, alcohol, molasses, light grapefruit, liquorices, rock salt, lime and herbal hops; Medium body, quite thick and slick palate; Taste profile is dry and biscuity ale malt. Mouth feel is rich, with surprisingly strong liquorices, booze and saltiness. Grapefruit taste is low and barely lurking in the background. Interesting; The 6.9% booze was initially a bit harsh, but getting smooth with further sips. Not poorly made, but it can be felt; Hoppiness is very fragrant critus and some tropical fruit nose, light fruit and strong hop taste. Bitterness is close to German Pils with lingering, a bit salty finish; Very dry after taste, hoppy yet easy to mouth.
Comments: This one is ambitious: just the looks, body and fragrant fruity nose would have win any IPA lovers over. Yet somehow, the taste is more like an APA, with monotone bitterness and even saltiness overtake everything else. Looks like they trade of the fruity taste for attractive nose. I like it, but not as much as I like SN’s Torpedo Extra.
dhunter151 (477) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Pours a light amber with a white head. Mild bitterness for an IPA. A little sweet. Very drinkable though. Watery mouthfeel.
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cbfobes (2156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a bright orange with a thick white head and lacing through out the entire glass, actually pretty decent looking, aroma has a nice hop touch with a little bit of pine, the flavor has a light hop front end with some pine and bitterness in the finish, more of a dry pine ipa than a fruity citrus, still pretty drinkable, not terrible by any means.
kambei70 (505) - - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 bottle to an IPA glass. Pours a clear light golden yellow with a big foamy white head and good lacing. Aroma is caramel and malt with some citrus and a little grassy hops. Taste follows nose with the hops coming through stronger and taking on some pine as well as grass. Medium dry mouthfeel.
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Bookseeb (97) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is a hazy golden orange supporting a steady head leaving. Smell and taste has citrus grapefruit, sweet caramel malt creating a good balance. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall a fair IPA.
944play (340) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Orangey glowing liquid with small foam cap. Reclusive grapefruit aroma is barely evident. Brisk bitterness and subdued citrus taste. Not as much late hopping goodness as the best West Coast offerings.
dpjuart (1034) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from GE Altoona. Pours hazy yellow/orange with creamy white head. Mold piny and cturs nose. Huge bitter, lating into the after, earthy and piny hop flavors, nice malt backbone. Not bad.
nulptr (103) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. pours a nice head. sweet honey malt flavour dominates, but finish is quite bitter. best 10 breweries?
PhilJackson80 (254) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a dark cloudy golden color. The aroma is floral with a piney note to it. The taste has a light/medium taste to it. Overall an OK IPA.
LarryBeast (454) - - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Chewy, fruity hop aroma (orange/grapefruit/cranberry). Solid malt background. Big, dry bitterness. Noticeably boozy with a sticky mouthfeel.