ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
MANY thanks to TasterMike for this one! 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden amber color. The head is a one finger white shade that’s relatively soapy, yet consistent and dense. Retention is quite solid, and so is the lacing left behind.
S: Oh yeah, that’s the stuff. This brings the hops in a fantastic manner - it doesn’t bring any significant biting pine notes, rather it’s mostly stuff like melon, mango, and grapefruit. The bready malts come through enough...and I do mean ’enough’. Which is to say it’s quite faint, but not nonexistent.
T: Oh yeah, that’s the-- wait, I wrote that down already. Nevermind, this just works brilliantly. The first few sips have a decent malt backbone sandwiched by a fruity opening and a mildly bitter finish. Right after the swallow, it’s very reminiscent of fruit juice. People who say that an IPA can’t/shouldn’t be balanced need to try this - the hop flavor, the bitterness, and the malt backbone are in perfect harmony with one another. If this uses crystal malt - and I think I can taste hints of its toffee qualities buried in here - I may have to drop my petty grudge towards it, because this beer is fantastic.
M: I don’t really notice the low carbonation or medium body too much - it’s so dry (in all the right ways) that it still goes down with superb ease. Malt sweetness builds very slightly on the aftertaste, but it’s not bothersome by any means.
O: Holy frig, this is like Sculpin on steroids. Ergo, it’s now in my top 5 list for IPAs. This is the kind of beer that makes me want to move to San Diego just so I can consume this like water.
cgarvieuk (20766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... golden maber ... small white head .. soft sweet caramel toffee fruit nose ... soft sweet fruit malts .. soft toffe fruit .. light spice malts
Dahlstrom (246) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2016 Bottle @Amarillo. Cloudy golden with a medium white head. Moderate hoppy aroma of citrus, pineapple, pine, floral, followed by a light bready maltiness. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body, with a dry texture. Low carbonation. Medium bitterness.
JohnRMurdoch (4274) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Orange amber, reasonable head. Boiled sweet hop aroma. Sweet mango hop flavour. Bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste. A bit too sweet to be an absolute classic but still good.
dysenteri (53) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fat på Steampunk Bar. Ljusgul med vitt skum. Medium kropp, kolsyra medel. Citrus, grapefruit, citrongräs, lime. Medelbeska, medellång eftersmak. Lite fruktig.
djv426 (3) - - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very drinkable beer. Light with spice, it's a hit. I'd get this again.
Found it at Whole Foods (in Glendale, CA).
Mark_Eck (1788) - - JUL 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden amber color. Aroma and taste are tons of pine, grapefruit, and gras.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a clear golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon and lime. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon and lime. Finish is same, with an average level of bitterness, very sharp and dry. Lingering fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.
rondphoto (3884) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Belmont Party Supply / Dayton OH --- Big aroma of m alt and citrus. Cloudy light / medium amber, color, rocky ivory head that slowly recedes, stringers of lace. Taste is caramel malt that blooms into a medium carbonated swallow, adding citrus hops to the mix and sending all to a satisfying hoppy and malty finish. Another great hop/malt IPA from Alpine.
vipinvelp (3680) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark yellow, white lacing, lasting foam head. Nice hoppy aroma and bitter taste, light citrus notes. Very nice. (Velp 201607)
Idiosynkrasie (6199) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Slightly milky, orangey, bright golden colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Piney, and citrusy, hoppy aroma, notes of pineapple, orange, tangerine, marmalade, lemon, lemon peel, limoncello. Taste is crisp, bitter and citrusy hoppy, piney, notes of orange, tangerine, some pineapple, dry grassy hoppy notes as well, slightly sweet pale and biscuity malty basis. Clean but not sterile, focussed but not monotonous, intense but not overextending, well-engineered but not artificial. Instantaneously addicting.