zaf (220) - - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma: floral, herbs,
apparenza: golden, hazy, minimal head,
gusto: light sweetness, medium bitterness,
palato: light body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
aroma veramente speciale,luppolo a volontà con prevalenza di sentore floreale e lievemente erbaceo ma non aggredisce anzi è veramente una caratteristica speciale,peccato che svanisca nel gusto dove la birra risulta comunque una ottima indian pale ale,ma l’aroma non rispecchia appieno il gusto..nota positiva oltre all’aroma,è una birra che scende con facilità impressionante..!
lamf (10) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy with quite nice head. Sweet aroma with a little bit of resin and herbal influence. Malty and fruity sweetness at the beginning countered by really nice bitterness. Good IPA.
andriesradu (344) - ROMANIA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl. Pours dark orange/copper with a small white head. Quite light aroma for a IPA. Hoppy, sweet, honey, caramel, fruity. Flavor is grassy, malty, heavy bitter with a average duration. Bitter and fruity aftertaste
Reimer96 (1013) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear reddish amber with a nice thick tan head that leaves excellent lace. Aroma of grapefruit, resin, caramel malts, honey, pine and citrus. Taste is sweet pale malts, caramel, honey and then the hops interject and you get grapefruit, citrus, pine and resin all on a complex balance. Great ipa that borders on imperial.
Beir30 (4) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good color and head, great in frosted glass as well. great for hop head fantastics good with omletes
androman (146) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35.5cl bottle @ home. Reddish amber color with medium tan head. Smell: citrus, fruit, parfume, apple pie, coconut notes. Falvor: grapefruit, brown sugar, caramel, fruit. Taste light to medium sweetness, medium medicine bitterness, salty notes. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, fruity moderated bitter-sweet finish which turns to long but also moderated medicine bitterness. Delicious.
Beerhunter111 (3079) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr mild fruchtig bitter nach exotischen Früchten.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a semi-clear copper color. There’s about two fingers worth of off-white colored head, though the texture is a bit rougher than I prefer. The retention is solid enough, though, and good amounts of lacing are left behind.
S: The hops here are mostly piny, with some lemony hints and no tropical fruits (or any other citrusy notes) anywhere. Meanwhile, its malt backbone is loaded with toffee and nuttiness. I kind of wish this was less malty and more fruity, but that’s only personal preference.
T: There’s a slight opening of nutty sweetness - then boom, the hops hit. Sadly, there isn’t much hop flavor, rather it relies on grassy bitterness as a ballast toward the building caramel sweetness. There’s something past the swallow suggesting leather, and after half the bottle, becomes too malty for me. But it’s still pretty good at the end of the day.
M: Carbonation pokes through the body quite strongly, and helps to dry out the finish some. It’s also quite crisp and relatively light (if somewhat sweet on the linger), so this one is pretty drinkable.
O: This kind of IPA - sweetish, bitter from the hops, no citrus - isn’t my style, but this *is* well made considering that. I have trouble finding this one fresh, and it’s a bit pricier than the standard IPA 6-packs; as a result, this one isn’t on my ’must buy immediately’ list.
omikr0n (639) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy amber with nice white head. Aroma is hops, citrus fruits, slightly floral, nutty, herbal and malty. Flavor is bitter with hops, honey, citrus fruits and malt.
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a medium, frothy, off white head. Aroma is potent, with mango, pine, resin, orange, grapefruit, and some hints of caramel. The taste is bitter with some sweetness to it. It is heavy in mango and grapefruit, while still containing a heavy resin flavor. Lesser pine and some slight caramel as well. Lingering aftertaste is pine and grapefruit. This one has a medium to full body, while having a heavy, sticky texture, with above average carbonation. The palate gives the impression that this is stronger than it actually is. Its a good and solid IPA.
SwiatPiwa (8) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml from Świat Piwa, Cracow
Amber red color with little white head, moderate carbonation.
Light aroma of fruity and floral hops, some caramel.
Taste: medium sweet toasted malty flavour, pine and grapefruit, medium bitterness.