SHIG (4386) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can flown in to Anchorage for Culmination fest: Poured a hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is super fresh hops. Taste is fruity fresh mosaic hops mainly with a peppery bite.
grew (158) - Wrocław, POLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Aroma: grass, citrus, peach. Nice colour but minimal head. Quite heavy bitterness. Not as good as expected, but ok.
dogfish120love (1115) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a white lacing.Dank hop aroma, earthy dank grass citrus and strawS
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can at penny cluse cafe in Burlington. Peach, pineapple, mango, pine. Smooth Rich malts. Insanely clean and smooth. I wish I could have this everyday!
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GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, VT. Nose is citrus, tropical, pine with notes of mango, pineapple, grapefruit. Drinks real smooth. Very well balanced. A little darkness. Medium to full body. Lively carbonation. Bitter finish. Great brew!
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agl108 (1043) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can on Phish lot - Blossom. Poured hazy orange with hop sediment. Big grapefruit notes and pine resin. Sticky with lingering bitterness. Dank. Notch below the Heady.
rejtable (2285) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really awesome! Pours cloudy golden some head lots lacing. Nose very fruity, peach. Flavours peach grapefruit, pine. Med bitter light sweet. Full sticky body, bot silky. Lasting bitterness to the finish.
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ Zaklad, Wroclaw. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, pine, fruits, citrus and malt.
Rasmus40 (17054) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ Zakład Usług Piwnych. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Not fresh. 290715
Bulk_Carrier (3557) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can from Chubby Muffin, at Burlington Airport.
This was poured into a stemmed pilsener. Next time from the can for John Kimmich.
The appearance was a hazyburnt yellow to orange (grapefruit looking) color. A two finger white foamy head started off and dissipated within about a minute leaving messy foamy lacing clinging to the glass.
The smell had a big sweet sticky burst of bitter grapefruit rind, extra lemon/orange rind helps to embed a nice edge. Light grassy tones arrange to balance.
The taste was bittersweet sticky citrus weaving into the aftertaste and leaving a wet grapefruit bitter finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed good for the style and for me allowing the bitterness to take effect of the harshness on my tongue.
Overall, hot damn, everything is in place to be the best AIPA on the market. This one may have eluded me for so long but now I want this all of the time.