TAR (2503) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 2: Misty golden. Towering white crown of clingy meringue. Potently phenolic nose of medical tape, sulfur, white pepper and matchstick along with sherbet, pineapple marmalade, lemon verbena, grassy herbs, celery seed, perfumey hops. New-mown hay aromas lurk beneath. Slightly soapy. Expansive, feathery soft carbonation. Boisterously phenolic from the get-go, with sassy lavender and Russian sage sharpness swirled with brisk bandage- and sulfur-laden phenolics. Crackery, haylike pils malt gracefully restores softness as it blankets the palate with multilayered starches. Grain is supportive, throughout, and mostly clean with the exception of the faintest huskiness (burnt wood) exuding. Twinge of pineapple gorgeously dovetails with the zesty hoppiness and a lemon verbena imbued tartness. Late emergence of floral nectarine succulence couples with a brett-derived peach fuzz bitterness and citrus peel acid to add detail and some welcomed softness to the center. While the hops arenít overly unruly, at times they teeter on an aspirinlike resinous edge which thankfully stops just shy of clashing with the stark dryness and robust herbs. Plenty of redemptive lemon and tropical fruit succulence beneath the hops continually beckons you to take another large gulp. Finishes explosively phenolic and dryly malty with notes of hay dust, lemon and sharp herbs. Nice effort here. Does need a lot of time to breathe in order to soften and coalesce, as itís quite brisk and leans toward stark, early on. Aside from some subtle soapiness - which presumably comes from the coriander as it can take on that character when used excessively - this is very enjoyable.
MrFecesious (1011) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Hazy yellow. Great aroma of barnyard funky cheese, hay, citrus, floral. Taste is excellent bitter sweetness. Crisp and refreshing. Medium dry finish.
glennmastrange (2287) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mopderate malt note of grain, heavy hops of grapefruit and orange peel, moderate soap for the yeast, with pineapple and coriander in the background. Head is large between fizzy and frothy, white with some spots of lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy pale yellow. Flavor starts moderately acidic and heavily bitter, then has a long heavy bitter finish. Palate is medium, watery, with a fizzy carbonation. The spice and fruit additions to this IPA are perfect.
rosenbergh (7034) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Batch #2. Bottled Apr/2012.
Cloudy pale yellow colour with a ridiculously huge foamy white.
The aroma is fruity hops, sweetness, mild brett and white wine.
The flavour is some hops, mild sweetness, mild bitterness and some candies. A bit unfresh... well it's not that fresh anymore.
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olsvammel (3285) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF 2014. Snekk if ripe fruits, apples and hops. Similar taste. Funky with a light "toilette" aroma.
LasseFisker (10) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Disappointing! This is a realy bad IPA... It does NOT taste like an IPA.. Maby more like a wheat beer.. I do NOT understand the ratings of this beer at all.....
rederic (2987) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, batch 3, hazy blonde-white hue, with a rocky white head, very good floral tropical fruit, leafy, grassy, herbal hoppy nose, fromage the galaxy hop used, with some fruit mango, lychee, pineapple, green grapefruit, kumquat, lemon accents, with a nice funky wild bretty yeast, barnyard, leathery, coriander note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very good funky, bretty yeast, doughy, spicy coriander, zesty spritzy kumquat, lemon peel, nice flowery citrus, minty, leafy, grassy, cedary hoppy character, with some good citrusy green grapefruit, grapefruit, lime, lemon rind, light white wine tannin, woody oak barrel flavours, within a wheat malt undertone, leading towards a yeasty, bretty funkiness, zesty citrusy, lingering citrus, leafy, grassy, minty, dry hop bitterness finish.
Eructoblaster (3056) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750ml. Pours a hazy blond body with a thin white foamy/creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrusy, coriander, and malty finish. Its sharp hoppy taste carries the same nuances as the aroma. Ends with a long, robust, moderately warming, bitter/herbal finish. Very enjoyable.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bretty house character. itís nice, but if all the beers taste the same, itís not too exciting, especially for a premium price. the wit was mostly brett and not much else (still good, though) and the love buzz was the only one that was a different barrel, but pretty tame. this had lots of bretty goodness, as expected, but also enough hops and spices to tell immediately on the forst sip that it was indeed a white ipa underneath. the (lasting) feel and flavor were quite nice. the aroma was ever so slightly venturing into "diaper" territory, but this beer was a nice one. "
ljthiessen (410) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a thick white head, great retention and lacing even a half hour later. Funky bretts on the nose, subtle hops that mostly disappear as it warms, some citrus and spice. Flavour is medium hoppy, allowing the brett and yeast to shine. Some sweet citrus, lemon, spice, bretts. A spectacular white IPA.
Desverger (2157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Mikkeller - gold pour with white head. Fruity and floral fruity and malty, grassy, herbal bite,bretty, crisp refreshing ok pour.
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