KarlPopper (64) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 7, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking from 16oz can. I really didn’t know what to expect from this beer as it was bought in Poland from the distributor "Berr Geek Madness" around June 2015, and imported by them to Poland around April so I thought there will be little of hoppy aroma left. To the contrary there is a wonderful mixture of citrus and piny hoppy aromas. Looks pretty clear, with light colour as for the West Coast IPA. The head could be longer and better. In taste there are citrus notes, little malt and great bitterness. Wonderful IPA I can reccommend to every beergeek who likes his IBU’s ;)
BroSpud (2025) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can. After driving all over the state looking for Heady found some at The Vermont Tap Room along with it’s little brother Focal Banger which I did not even know was a thing. Focal, as would be expected, was also insanely delicious though maybe slightly less so than the Heady. Poured into a glass (against the clear instructions on the can it looks every bit as hazy as heady. The flavors are more grapefruit and the after taste more bitter. So good.
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
July 15, 2015. Can at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill.
Straight from the can but probably cloudy as hell. Aroma is very hoppy, fruity and dank with peach, orange orange, pineapple, grass, pine, onion and light herbal.
Taste is light sweet, grassy, piney bitter hop notes. Finish is dry grassy and piney bitter, dank, some onion notes, sweet tropical fruits, pineapple, orange and peach. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
Stoned99 (1117) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 Update: can from the new brewery and drank at home. Waited for this moment a long time. Aroma is slightly malted, bready, pineapples, oranges. Awesome mouthfeel again. Crisp. Great stuff that I can now enjoy at home. Will sure go back some to buy some more to drink by the pool. Old rating: Can at Blue Stone. Aroma: amount of tropical fruits, pineapples, pines. App: hazy pale / straw, little lacing. Taste and palate: body, light sweetness, quite fruity, clean medium bitter finish. Overall: this is pretty good. Alcohol is well hidden in there. No problem finishing this one in a record time even though it?s 7% abv. Can?t believe this is my first Focal Banger. Will sure drink it again.
yourilevesque (1235) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dégustée en cannette. Bon, le 4 pour l’apparence est biaisé par mon penchant pour cette cannette au desing amusant car pour dire la vérité, je n’ai pas vu le liquide... Une explosion de houblons dès l’ouverture de la cannette. Ça sent le houblon bien citronné mais pas à la manière d’un Citra mono-houblon. C’est pamplemoussé, léger et très herbacé. Je m’attends ainsi à peu de sucres résiduels et j’ai raison car le liquide, de ses 7% d’alcool est plutôt mince et sec. Sans être une bière sèche au sens propre du terme, le houblon attaque la bouche puis combiné à une forte effervescence et une minéralité due à la canette, se retire rapidement en ne laissant qu’une légère amertume en bouche. Des saveurs fruitées et gazonneuses traversent ma bouche en un éclair. C’est frais, léger, facile à boire mais peu complexe et surévaluée de par sa rareté à mon avis.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can... Pours clear and yellow with a tiny, wispy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is citrusy, cat pissy and musky. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor is citrusy and lightly acidic up front; then rindy and heavily bitter on the backside. Thanks to ctipping for supplying the can!
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazed yellow/orange. Vibrant. Dank. Grassy. Sweet. Bitter. Tropical. This beer has it all. Awesome.
utica1999pt (1) - - DEC 9, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Surprising find on last day in Burlington at The Scuffer Steak and Ale house. I think it is better than Heady Topper. Smoother, citrus flavor, very drinkable. Only negative is it is only sold in bars and restaurants, wanted to take home to NY.
punkska101 (1638) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From blue stone Waterbury drank from the can a: grapefruit, piny, citrusy, floral app: can’t tell t/p: med body with moderate long bitter finish.Med carbonation. O: insanely good. So hoppy perfect body and carbonation. A pleasure from the first sip to the last. Will need to drink some more of this soon, it’s addictive
Garrold (4020) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from the bar at the Best Western, Waterbury VT. Delivered yesterday. Drank some from the can then poured the rest out. It’s hazy, orangey gold. Barely a head. Pretty dank orange peel, and lightly herbal hop. Some overripe strawberry. The malts come across sweet, grainy, but clean. Taste is zesty, pithy bitter. Some sticky lip action going on. Smooth, fairly rich palate that stays fresh and drinkable. Gets more resinous toward the end. Finishes long, zesty bitter, with that lip sticking sweetness staying the course. Nice one.