brewskis (87) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
JMerritt (1677) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very slightly hazy gold with a large, frothy bright-white head. Grapefruit, leather, sweet nectarine and black pepper aroma with a lightly sweet cookie signoff. Sticky textured with heavy grapefruit rind flavors, light grass, green tea, leathery tannins. Dry, lingering bitter finish. Zesty citrus fruits become more apparent in immediate aftertaste as it warms. Very good.
thellgren (106) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Wow, nice smell of hops and some fruitiness. Colour is light orange with a big head. Taste has a nice mixture of citrus fruits with dry hops. So tasty, you forget how much alcohol it contains.
Benzai (4375) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Clear orange color, medium sized, fair lacing, white to off-white head. Smell malts, hops, blossom, flowers. Taste malts, hops, bitter, fruityness. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice, clean and crisp IPA.
DutchDrebus (2310) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Clear orange with a full white head. Smells fruity, fresh, hoppy, grapefruit, some pine. Tastes hops, bitter, fresh, fruity, slightly soapy. Medium body, lovely fitting carbo.
ansjelaah (468) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fles dankzij benzai, bruin/oranje van kleur, witte schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt hoppig, fris, bomen/grassig, bitter, citroen
mathieuc (284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light golden with a small head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is full of grapefruit and pine, really nice and almost hypnotizing. Taste is amazingly balanced with a solid malt backbone and a medium-high level of bitterness. The malt comes out a bit like honey and is not cloying at all. Flavors of citrus abound. Mouthfeel is smoooooth with a lower level of carbonation (just right). An excellent beer, I can see why it would be the top of its range!
Benfi (292) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance, deep copper color, a slight haze. Head is small, but lingering foam around the glass circumference. Aroma is lemon zest, highly hoppy, citrus. Taste is bitter and highly hoppy. Palate is hop, lemon, slight orange. Glass is covered in lace.
ACHops (284) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Pours light orangish amber with very thick fluffy head. Aroma is fresh juicy grapefruit hops. Hints of sweetness and pine. Taste is smooth creamy mild caramel malt with those sweet citrusy hops on the finish. Incredibly restrained bitterness, almost separate from the hops, but comes on at the finish and lingers well. Easily among the smoothest, best balanced IPAs I’ve ever had - simply no harsh notes.
EricTeusink (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NYC Trip Beer #7. Needed a good spot near the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in NYC. Stumbled upon the Guilty Goose, which proved fortuitous. I was excited to see this beer on the menu, as it would be my first opportunity to taste it. Poured the color of an aged orange peel with a lighter head than I expected. Flavors of citrus. Liked it, didn’t love it. Flavor was a touch on the grassy side for me. Bottle - Guilty Goose - New York, NY
matt7215 (1935) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from consumers beverages in Niagara Falls ny. Pours light orange with a big off white head. Looks perfect. Nice hoppy nose but it could be bigger and punchier. The flavour is solid, lots of hop flavour, lingering bitterness, dry finish. Not the freshest bottle but still highly enjoyable. Would love to try it fresher.