SP23 (10) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very clear amber. Almost no head, but does lace. Does not have a heavy aroma, but has a very even nose. Just enough hops to make me happy and is very balanced w/ malt characters. Finishes clean and leaves you wanting more. Overall a great beer.
fkoolen (812) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, best by 16.05.2016. Beautiful cloudy golden colour, firm offwhite creamy head. Rich nose with caramel sweet malts battling with resinous, piney, sprucy hops, grassy and light citrus and mango tones too. Big but rounded bitter punch in the finish. Aftertaste keeps building with sprucy, resinous, sweet bitterness. Big body, medium carbonation, sticky mouthfeel.
Beerhunter111 (14123) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl.oz. bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange golden colour with a huge good lasting off-white head. Aroma of bitter resinous hops, apricot. Taste of intense bitter hops, peach, apricot and resins.
gegwilson (2742) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Hop Hideout in Sheffield. Pours hazy golden with a fairly thin off white head. Nice pineapple aroma. The taste has lots of bitter pine and caramel. Big and bitter. Incredibly drinkable for the ABV. Lovely.
humpah (31) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes: Bottle at home bought from Firmabier. Best before early May 2016, so not very fresh one. Light yellow/golden colour with a medium head. Strong citrus, fruit and pine flavor with a lot of hoppiness. Very drinkable.
tomer (2687) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, thanks, small stable creamy bubbly head, slightly hazy deepish orange color, citrus and herbs aroma, some fruit and straw, orange marmalade and herbs aroma with some biscuit in the back, quite strong but mellow bitterness, light sweetness. Nice and drinkable, not too heavy for a DIPA.
Marduk (5345) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Slightly hazy amber color. Huge size, white head, stays. Looks nice. Citrus, marmalade, orange, sweet in aroma. Sweet, orange, citrus, marmalade in taste. Estery citrus and sweet malts in aftertaste. Nice and spicy. Drinkable brew.
martjoobolut (2527) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (from firma bier). Pours amber with whiteish head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, tangerines, sweetness. Flavor is sweet and bitter, citrus, tangerines, caramel. Finish is sweet and grapefruit-pine bitter. Overall: very good.
FatPhil (12737) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
35ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Orange, brief head. Extremely soapy hop aroma, nothing else pushes past that. Taste at least has a hint of sweet malts, but the aggressive hops have again pushed themeselves to the front. Tons of citrus, lots of orange zest, and mixed peel. Quickly becomes as soapy as the aroma. Aggressive, and not particularly drinkable. OK, does hide the 8% behind the monstrous onslaught of sugar and hops. The phaal of beers - you can show off by pretending to enjoy it if you like, if that makes you big. Sub-par as a drink I’d want to drink.
suurjuust (2589) - ESTONIA - APR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Mart. Slightly hazy golden beer, medium white head. Nose is resiny, hoppy, citric, pine, oranges. Flavor is piney, oranges and grapefruit, caramel, malty toastiness. Hoppy and piney finish, resin, oranges. Lots of lingering hops. Pretty smooth and very drinkable.
Zakoon (474) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home some time ago, thanks to Gary May! Pours semi clear golden with a thick and long lasting off-white head. Aroma is hop spice, pine, resinous, grapefruit, grassy, oranges, lemon and caramel. Medium sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Finish is bitter, grassy and pine.