masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had the chance to visit B. Nektar. What fun! Evil Genius pours a very light straw yellow. Pretty clear and very pale. Wasnít sure what to expect given the color. Aroma is ripe oranges, orange zest, lemon, sweet citrus, the hops and honey come together to make a sweet citrus aroma, quite good. The taste is what I was personally hoping for. What you would expect to be honest, in the best way. Itís hard to rate a product that hasnít been done very much. If it was a normal IPA, I might say it is too sweet, but itís a mead, and as such, really interesting. The sweetness comes up front, with huge citrus again, orange and lemon, really light and refreshing in the mouth, thinner feeling than a normal mead, not big and thick. On the end the bitterness comes through to remind you of the hops and balance the sweetness. It is what it advertises, honey and hops, but I think they did it really well. Not terribly complex, just really fun to drink and they make honey and hops work well. Canít wait to try it again!
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Lets do a Chris O tasting. Pours looking like a white wine, big lychee nose, big lychee taste, fruity and sweet but also lip smacking dry as well, fantastic
McNeillR (971) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin white wine look, no head. Blossoming lychee and rich bitterness already coming through. Cooling bitterness, cloying at times. Easy going mouth-feel. Light limey finish, oddly citrus.
Bottle, Cheers Craig, April Not So Fools Tasting
allmyvinyl (2145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours pale yellow, no head. Aromas of lychee and honey. Taste is honey sweet. Finish is sweet.
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with no head. Aroma is fruity but also with some plastic amd paint stripper. Taste is very fruity, lychee. Little sweet. Ok
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...thin golden yellow ...soft floral lychee fruits ... juicy floral nose ... juicy lychee fruits ... soft floral fruit ... massive lychee... this is awsome
S_Side_Smitty (392) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours extremely pale - almost like water - with a thin white head. Aroma is very floral hops with pine. Taste is initially sweet pine with honey coming through for the mid and the finish. Overall a very pleasant mead.
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice honey sweet mead with a champagne carbonation and mouthfeel an appealing dryness and an entirely hoppy ipa aroma and taste is not a half assed brew! it -my friend- is an impressive feat. bit of green apple in there.
SpongeRuiner (560) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very light white wine color. A bigger carbonation than I thought it would have. It has somewhat of an off smell. The taste is better with a lot of honey mixed with tropical fruits. A lot of pineapple and peach. At first seems very drinkable but after a little bit of settling not so much. Itís a unique one.
USA_MasterHop (14) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pale hazy yellow with no head or conditioning. Honey, with a hint of hoppy aroma Apple, pear, honey, and hops are all present in the taste. Small balance, nothing too special
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, sent to me by Sammy-- thanks! Pale yellow with just the slightest tint of green, very fine carbonation. The aroma is almost the perfect clone of fresh lychee fruit, truly astonishing! The palate delivers strong lychee fruit flavour, floral honey, hints of grass and wax. Light bitterness is present in the dry finish. An amazing beverage, thoroughly enjoyable. Very cool.