RRistow12 (256) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy straw yellow with nice white head. Lots of lacing. Excellent citrus aroma. Taste is grapefruit, orange, spices with hints of caramel and pine. Supremely well balanced for a double IPA with excellent bitter taste. Medium bodied with a carbonated, crisp mouthfeel. Great IPA.
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Sissio (615) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at good attitude beer shop in Mendrisio
Wonderful double IPA. As they told me, it has a big problem...makes you sleep after one glass!
A lot of hops, little bit winey and very alcoholic.
ansalon (1428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Pours an almost clear light amber with a fairly large frothy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, peach, apricot, pine, resin, dew grass. Taste is grapefruit, honey, resin, peach, apricot, orange, caramel, pine. Mouthfeel is somewhat carbonated and a bit coarse, but not unpleasantly so. Aftertaste is pine, grapefruit and perfectly balanced hop bitterness. Just great!
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Borresteijn (4732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl Bottle, thanks Gideon! It’s actually called YuleSmith Summer Holiday Ale (nowadays?). Clear golden orange colour, white head. Aroma of strawberry jam, pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel. Flavour is medium-sweet, light-malty, hint of toast, caramel, pine, grass, grapefruit, citrus, decent hoppy pine bitter finish with some resin. Medium-bodied. The beer was a bit old I guess, but still quite nice.
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur or, peu de mousse. Nez puissant, houblonné, agrumes, pamplemousse, mandarine, très frais. Bouche très puissante, sèche, un peu résineuse, pleine d’agrumes, fruits exotiques (mandarine, pamplemousse surtout, un peu de mangue) quelques notes florales aussi (violette ?). Finale très longue, sèche, grosse amertume. Double IPA assez originale, elle n’a pas le côté caramel et sucre des Double IPA, on est vraiment sur le fruit mais avec une très grosse puissance.
bconch (290) - - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw colored pour. Nose of citrus witty a tinge of sweetness. Taste is interesting. I can’t put a finger on the subtle flavor that you don’t see in IPA’s. Different and very good at same time.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has an aroma that is full of citrus, particularly grapefruit and hops. Taste is similar but very crisp and refreshing. Tastes like I waited a little too long to drink it but still very good.
Dr_MedievAle (170) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: orange, coriander, some pear, bready yeast. Appearance: light gold.ivory white and creamy head. haphazard lacing. medium amount of carb bubbles. Taste: bitter orange peel, sweet citrus, and spicy peppercorn notes. Palate:creamy texture with average carb. finishes bitter and spicy, but clean. aftertaste doesn’t linger.
freeofthoughts (655) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled May 24, 2013 pours clear yellow gold with tall bubbly foam. The aroma is nice citrus grapefruit orange with a crisp earthy floral tint. The taste is very good, taste is strong on alcohol for 8.5% but it becomes welcoming and warming with the abundant hops that go with the fuel. Very smooth blend of several hops giving a fast round hop feel of orange peel, grapefruit, and earthy herbal hop that is brought out bigger with some pine by the lightly sharp carbonation. Nice rich brew, dry finish.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a clear golden color with a decent white head. Smells of cat piss, malty sweetness and light alcohol. Taste is like grapefruit, little sweet, and caramel malt. Good carbonation, again can’t really tell when this was fresh.