DominoVixen (17) - Stavanger, - NOV 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Cardinal. Pours copper in color with a nice off white head. Rich aromas of citrus and sweet malts. Flavors of mango and some citrus, and sweet malts. Great balance. Medium body.
adasko (1927) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a bit of haze. One to two fingers white head, not very persistant. Nice lacing. Awesome fruity, piney aroma with some touch of oil, diesel. Notes of pineapple, passion fruit, oil, peach, pear and some grapes. Taste is completely dry, no sweetness, pure west coast, but yet it’s very fruity, even a bit juicy. Same fruity notes as in aroma. Finish and aftertaste are owned by bitterness, graperfuity and passion-fruity one. It’s not so huge but quite long and very pleasant. It’s super drinkable, almost session beer, which is odd for 7,2% abv. Great IPA!
RaijinSen (360) - POLAND - SEP 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Stacja Grochow in Warsaw. Let’s skip the appearance - it was allright but the mind made a choice to focus on the other aspects of the beer. First of all the aroma: sweet tropical fruits like pineaple, mango, some resin and lemon. Medium sweet in the taste with pretty strong yet short fruity bitterness. The tropical flavours of great intensity show up in the taste again with an additional punch of fresh coconut - a telltale sign of well used Sorachi Ace. What is the best about this beer is the balance which makes it both interesting and drinkable as hell. Well done.
dysenteri (152) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl from SB. Pours golden, medium clear with white head.
Lots of hops in the aroma, pine, citrus, lychee, mango, orange zest, spices.
HEavy hop bitterness in mouthfeel, but quite full body with malty flavours. Dry finish.
Nice hoppy beer but a bit too much of the bitterness.
humpah (143) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beergium. Pours golden colour with some head. Aroma of fruity hops, pine, citrus, caramel, orange, malts. Quite bitter, well carbonated. Not the freshest batch anymore so would probably be slightly better when fresh.
likeatrainwreck (482) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA. Really well put together and balanced, perfect amount of hops, malt, bitterness, carb is spot on. Nothing to complain about at all. Amazingly solid beer, I could drink it all night.
klm1 (1037) - - AUG 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold color, clear, with long lasting foamy off-white head. Visually medium carbonation. Aroma: intense hop aroma, which takes on pine, citruses, grapefruit, mango, lychee, lime, orange peel...flavor: pale, cara munich malt flavor which takes on toasted bread, but over malt backbone prevails hop flavor, which takes on fruits mentioned above. Malt sweetness is moderate medium, but hop bitterness is very high and almost harsh, especially in second half and in finish. Finish is dry, bitter, bitterness lingers long in aftertaste. Body is medium, texture is so soft, carbonation is medium. It reminds me on Port brewing wipeout ipa, but this one was more balanced and for sure more drinkable.
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - AUG 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma of citrus, grape, pineneedles, caramel, flowers and herbs. Flavour is very grapy, pineneedles, caramel, flowers and herbs. Medium to full bodied. Dry very bitter end. Nice one.
ruigo (2390) - PORTUGAL - JUL 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Peach, caramel, pine and citrus in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter with caramel and biscuit notes. Very well balanced and with a dry bitter finish. Overall, a good beer.
Beer5000 (5953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a big, creamy white head. Aroma is fruity with rubber, the rubber part made me a bit sceptic here, but luckily it’s only in the nose and not affecting the flavor. The flavor is sweet malt with fruit and lots of bubblegum, that probably comes from Sorachi Ace and explains the aroma, then leading to grapefruit and some grass. Quite bitter. Fine body and long lasting aftertaste. Not exactly a balanced beer, but definitively interesting and enjoyable.
MarcoDL (4224) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orange golden color. Aroma of fresh fruity hops, orange zest, biscuit and citrus. Taste of crispy biscuit, bitter orange zest, peach, mild pine and a bitter finish. Good one.