dlovell2 (1113) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pale golden color with white head. Big citrus aroma with big, potent, dank, resiny pine. Flavor starts citrus followed by a sweet mango and tropical fruit flavor and finishing with a big grapefruit and resiny pine hop bitterness. Bitterness does not linger. Thanks dsandonato for this one!
PotjeBier (1932) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can shared with JulienHuxley, Borresteijn & caesar @ Julien’s Klein Maar Fijn tasting - tfs Julien! Hazy golden blonde color. Dense white head, short retention. Strong resinous aroma, with citrus as well. Resin, grassy hops and bitterness retronasal. Bitter flavor with a malty sweet backbone. Medium bodied. Finishes dry and long lasting bitter. Yeah baby!
caesar (5642) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thx to Julien @ Julien’s neighbour is a metalhead according to Rob-tasting, small sample. Quite fresh sample. Hazy golden color, short head. Aroma is very resinous, pine, also some grapefruit, bit onion and garlic, some bready malt notes. Quite bitter in taste. More powerful than the Heady Topper we just had, but (unlike the others) I preferred the older Heady Topper.
JulienHuxley (4018) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Hazy pale gold pour with creamy white head. Aroma is really dank, piney, resinous, dank sweaty hop, garlic, lemon, mango, just like fresh Heady as I remember it. Taste is hoppy, not really bitter, light piney flavor of course, but mostly just soft tropical hop notes with light bready malts. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Very easy drinking.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell and taste of citrus, malt, yeast/dough. Floral hops, juicy and quite crushable
TheEpeeist (3488) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz can. Misty orange with a foamy white head. Nose is dough, citrus, mango and slight musk. Medium body, resiny with soft carb. Taste is mango, cat, pine and honey. Lovely.
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours gold with a white head. Dank piney and floral hops, with lighter citric fruity notes. Dangerously crushable. A little lighter than Heady Topper as well.
Ester_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow color with a little head. Aromas of lemony and aromatic hops. Flavors of grapefruit, lemon, resinous hops and hop bitterness. Couleur jaune trouble avec un petit col de mousse. Arômes de houblons citronnés et aromatiques. Saveurs de pamplemousse, citron, houblons résineux et amertue de houblon.
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big hop aroma. Lasting head on yellow body, leaving a lace trail. Citra dominated taste, rounded out by subordinate tropical fruit. Fresh tasting, a good complement to the Heady Topper.
Can from Tom, thank you.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Lightly hazy gold beer, tiny pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with good fine carbonation. Light airy malt, slightly sweet. Good floralness. Light and sweet tinned mango. Mellow pine. Hop spice. Airy finish with a light bitter linger. Really nicely joined up.