dansac (70) - Loa Angeles, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 This is yet another masterful brew by the folk at Anchorage. They basically do the same with every beer: barrel age it, brett it, and make it amazing. But the base white IPA is actually a delight; intensely hopy, but yeasty, with some sweetness matched with citrus driness that follows. Pours a medium hazy yellow with a small head. Mouthfeel is crisp, with lots of citrus, brett, and hops. Itís just delicious; an absolute treat!
Lore (770) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
hazy bright yellow colour, extremely huge white head; aroma of tropical fruits (mostly pineapple), citrus, yeast, earthy notes and some pine resin; taste of intensive bitterness and fruityness (pineapple and citrusses) with pine resin, yeast and spices; long lasting bittery-spicy aftertaste; brilliant IPA - not the best one Iíve tasted, but definitely the most unique and complex one
radarsock (752) - Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Was a Christmas present from my cousin, Meghan, and her boyfriend, Dan who had visited from Portland, ME. To oversized snifter, it pours a Crayola chrome yellow with a trim, thin white-ringed head surfacing the top. Dispersing bubbles barely covering the color underneath. Aromas of kumquats, brettanomyces, citrus hops, melted wax, yarn, sweat, Triscuit crackers, rutabaga, caramelized onions, Turbinado and refined sugars, yak butter, and wheat flour. Tastes the same only with the addition of rice straw, bitter orange peel, and white grapes. Growing heated booziness experienced by swallow. Pleasant and fun, however Iím not too sure how memorable this is: Iíve had a lot of beers quite similar to Anchorís White IPA wherein its flavors echo citrus hops, funk/yeast, oak, and tropical fruit throughout. Itís a good beverage, but to say itís all that different from other sour, hoppy beers I think would be inaccurate.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Candied lemon, herbal and yeast. Cloudy light yellow with a rich white head. Candied lemon and coriander with a touch of yeast.
TimE (2940) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy white color. Very hoppy, tons of Brett, very dry nose. Dry, med full body tons of Brett. Very enjoyable. A bit too much hops I felt and just a bit too much, but still decent.
VastActiv (2003) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.75l at Mikkeller SF, San Francisco. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, spices, hops, Belgian yeast and some malts.
thorongil2 (992) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2013 (bottle) cloudy light yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, funk; complex balanced flavour with long medium bitter finish
rgfellow (100) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 at home. Pours pale, cloudy yellow with no head. Aroma is full of lemon and light dankness. Subtle Brett taste with little bitterness and some spiciness. Dry finish. Really fine beer.
neepsntatties (1092) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...hazy gold with a particularly thick white head. Nose...brimming with brett and lemon juice with a coriander hit to boot. Palate...thereís that brett again! I donít get much kumquat but thereís plenty of fruit, esp in the tropical and citrus department, and then thereís a grass/hay component, as well. The mid palate is huge, peppery, funky and long and carries across to the finish where the funk really shows itself!
Weezel (72) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Redlight Redlight. Huge rocky white head and aromas of Brett and hops. Taste is similar, very crisp and dry with a lot of carbonation. Very well done.