AWISLguy (668) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bottleworks from my PASS trip shared with ck1. Pours a pale orange with a white head great lacing - very nice look. Aroma has pine, citrus, resin - some tropical fruit further down in the glass. Taste is of resin, pine, bitter citrus, some fruit for sweetness; more and more bitter thru the glass. Smooth and bitter. Finishes bittersweet. Really, really good. Smooth and tasty. ck1 says 16/17.
Benzai (4349) - 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 (2278) - 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 (452) - 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 (283) - Quťbec, 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 (282) - 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 Iíve ever had - simply no harsh notes.
EricTeusink (116) - 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 Citizenís 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, didnít love it. Flavor was a touch on the grassy side for me. Bottle - Guilty Goose - New York, NY
matt7215 (1934) - 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.
flying_pig (617) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Brewdog.com Online Shop (650ml, £7.55):
Fruity with tonnes of tropical fruits on the nose to begin with, there is also a touch of spice and a solid, juicy aroma along with some nice, lighter pine hops and some bitterness.There mango and citrus along with some sweet malts, caramel, mango and some grapefruit.
Dark golden colour with a great, two finger sized and foamy white head on top that looks to hold pretty well initially. There is some lacing left on the sides of that glass and the beer is a clear looking one.
Sweet malts and caramel upfront with some pine hops and grapefruit giving a sweet, medium strength bitter taste. The beer is a great one with plenty of tropical flavours coming through that includes some mango, orange and tonnes of hops yet the bitterness levels are not too strong.
Medium bodied and very smooth with an almost creamy mouthfeel and good, strong carbonation. There is some sweetness and a medium bitter finish.
Probably the best beer Iíve ever had, this one is as close as Iíve come to perfection in a beer. Starting with a great tropical fruits and pine hop aroma that matches the taste. The pine hops taste is amazing, coupled with the fact that the beer isnít overly bitter makes this truly outstanding.
drsordr (206) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour clear yellow with orange hues. Nose of tropical fruit, pine and resin. Taste grapefruit bitterness, floral and rein hops, then huge bitterness. Balanced by sweet malt mid palate, and butt resinous finish. Great west coast IPA.