brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Pours a beautiful hazy, sunset orange color with a finger length off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick lacing around the glass. Nice carbonation which tells me this will be a refreshing ipa. Smells of resinous fruits like grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and pineapple. Also get some pine and like a bubblegum smell from the sweet malts. Taste is very much like it smells. starts with the resinous fruits such as pineapple and tangerine. Then in the middle there is a great balance of malt: get bready flavors as well as a creamy carmel sweetness. Then the finish is an incredible blend of the sweet, carmely malts and the resinous hop qualities. Get a prominent bubblegum flavor, as well as hints of pineapple, pine, grapefruit, and lemon. The bitterness gets more astringent as it goes through the flavor profile; however, the sweet and bready malts also get more prominent on the finish, so there is a nice balance at the end. A nice dry, crisp, clean finish. Medium body with a creamy and crisp mouthfeel. Wish I could get this more often. Just an incredible IPA.
bergstaden (1471) - RÝros, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a white head - Good hop aroma with citrus - Good malt body with a lot of good hops with a citrus / grapefruit flavour - Lasting hop finish with grapefruit - This was good
coachd (192) - Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells hoppy with both citrus and pine hops and a good amount of sweet malt but not too much. The hops are still the star in the aroma. Appearance is a hazy orange color with a pillowy white head of foam. Good amount of lacing. The taste is absolutely spot on. Reminiscent of Bellís Two Hearted Ale but with a slightly stronger malt backbone. Hoppy but not ridiculously so. Has a spice note in the background which I enjoyed. Good, but not the #1 IPA in the world. Hate to disagree with RB on this one, but Iíve had better.
nathan30533 (758) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spectacular IPa. This one is well balanced and very tasty. Not too much of anything. Enjoy!
Alpha10 (381) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015/02/25 - Pours a clear orange-amber colour with a thick, foamy, off white head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, orange, pine, biscuit, earthy tones, mango and pineapple. Taste is grapefruit and orange up front, followed by mango, mild pineapple and biscuit and finishing with pine and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation and a juicy, bitter finish. Very enjoyable. I would definitely revisit.
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Zlotta (156) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,65 l bottle from Bierkompass, bottled on 2/9/2014. Clear, golden orange with a huge, frothy, stable, white to tan head. Very fruity aroma of passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, orange and tangerine with hints of pepper and biscuits in the background. Unbelievably good! Medium bitter, fruity taste dominated by grapefruit, enriched with flavours of passion fruit, orange, tangerine and mango. Quite long and rather bitter finish with a slightly alcoholic and peppery touch, similar compared to their YuleSmith (Summer) but fortunately muted. Medium to full body, very solid malty backbone, creamy and foaming mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very good IPA: Rich and tasty, very refreshing and fully satisfying. Liked it even better than the mentioned YuleSmith!
davidtjm (658) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BrewDog Nottingham. Pour is clear gold with a thin frothy head, aroma is fruity, alcohol, caramel, sweetness. Taste is fruity, sweet, some caramel, lingering toffee, gentle bitterness, extremely well-concealed ABV, drinks almost like a Session IPA. Good, but I was expecting a bit more
sir__v (820) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ City beer store, San Francisco - CA. Color: clear blond beer with small whit foam. Smell: nice hoppy smell with grassy and fruity note. Really well balanced. Taste: nice hoppy taste and grassy notes. Fruity finish. Aftertaste: wet bitterness. Great beer and easy drinkable.
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a deep golden-amber color. Big fluffy off-white head lingers the entire drink. Aromas of pine, earth, fresh cut flowers, light citrusy zest and sweet bread. Taste is a nice crisp floral hop balance...bouquet of flowers...dank pine...light peach and mango...firm malt body never lets the hops get too bitter. Crisp dry finish. A classic!
tandembrauer (378) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours light amber, hazy, with offwhite head. Aroma of pine needles, hints of caramel. Some sweetness. Bitter finish with a long lasting aftertaste.
Sigmund (5422) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.25%. Golden colour, only slightly hazy. Large white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, notes of pine, caramel and grapefruit. Lovely and well balanced hoppy flavour, pine needles and grapefruit again, not extreme - just very well made. .