sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample @ Birra Expo’14 Piacenza.
Orangée, col épais blanc cassé.
Arôme est fruité et houblonné super rétro de sève.
Palais met l’accent sur le houblonné, sec avec un superbe profil tropical surtout sur des notes de mangue. Pointe d’épices, sève et résineux, Bramble cross hops, houblonnage à cru? Superbe.
PhillyCraft (4270) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The only sin was sending this IPA to America especially Vermont of all places.....fuck. Sample tried at the black back pub in Waterbury, Vt. Poured golden orange color. Bitter and overly sweet hops leading to an aggressive finish. Seems like they just crammed hops and malt into this thing without thinking it over. Ehh
ABS (731) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber. Some white head. Pine, resin and some alcohol nose. Thick mouth feel, low carbonation. A bit grainy. Quite bitter. Pine, grapefruit, citrus, resin, some malt flavour. A good IIPA.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of resinous hops, citrus, and some floral notes. Flavor is bracingly bitter hops upfront and it doesn’t let up. I could only handle one of these in an evening for sure.
Ernest (6838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin), with notes of onion, alcohol, garlic, dried pineapple.
Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Full body, syrupy/creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent.
Blah...guessing there’s Simcoe in this...it’s got that icky onion/garlic odor and the rest is mainly resin. Syrupy/goopy sweet in the mouth with abrasive finishing dryness. This is a kitchen sink rendition, absolutely zero elegance or finesse, just a sledgehammer really. Totally not my kind of thing.
drsordr (1673) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour light gold. Nose pine, citrus, some mango fruit. Taste nice citrus bite up front. Some floral, then pine. Mild sweet late. Long bitter finish. Mostly brite and citrus flavors. Nose is really good, the taste while good, falls a little short of expected from the aroma.
logattogigi (44) - - MAY 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Imperial IPA molto interessante. Colore ambrato/dorato, poca schiuma. Profumi molto intensi ed erbacei. Corpo pieno, resinoso, spiccato amaro. Sentori erbacei e maltati. Alcol ben amalgamato.
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is great. Floral and honey forward. Taste is very dank, resinous. Bitter. Rough finish. Wish taste was as good as nose.
Vestergaard (1004) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slight cloudy yellow-amber. Aroma is very floral and fruity. Lots of hoppy citrus. Taste is very bitter, almost minty. Perfume, strong floral fruity stuff. Rather prominent alcohol.
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bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy dark gold with a slight white head. Aroma of celery. Med body or better. Flavor is sweet caramel over come by a load of earthy herbal hop. It finishes quite bitter.