JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange/gold pour with a white head. Aroma has some minor green tea flavor, but mainly citrus and piney notes. Taste is similar and it is an enjoyable IPA.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a very cloudy golden-orange color with a thin finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of lemon, grapefruit, and floral hops with some sweet lightly bready malt, green tea, and a bit of candi sugar.
T - Starts off with a mix of lemon and grapefruit hops with some bitterness with some sweet, lightly bready malts, and a bit of green tea. Through the middle, some floral and pine hops come through with some more bitterness and some more green tea flavor and a bit of sweet candi sugar. The finish is a mix of sweet candi sugar, citrus and tropical hops, bitterness, and green tea.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice hop profile from start to end with a good amount of bitterness throughout. I also really like the green tea flavor.
hapjydeuce (990) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of marcotte in Mammoth at maheus bachelor party. Chunky death! Lots of tea particles floating around; nice peppery aroma and flavor. Ends dry with subtle notes of green tea. Pretty good.
TheJestersBeer (2308) - SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught, from last existing keg apparently. (Rating #800)
Pours a deep, hazy straw, with a white head.
Very hoppy, spicy, herbal aroma, Sorachi (?), grapefruit, nettles, yeast, mint, malt.
Dry, medium body, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, spicy taste, grapefruit, Sorachi, lime peel, yeast, kiwi, mint, tea leaves, bergamot.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Durhambeer scored me a bottle of this a while back - thanks, Bob! Fairly buoyant pour, golden-orange with a medium head. Strong citrus and pine in the nose, as one would expect, with a settled (not pungent) tea quality coming on late. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, no real heat despite the ABV. Tasted faded already and would have enjoyed this one uber-fresh. But the age did tend to accentuate the leafy flavors a bit, even if the ripe, bitter hops had subsided somewhat. Okay.
llcooldave (1181) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting color... If I hold it up to the light, it looks lemon yellow. If I place it on the table it looks slight peach amber. Fruity citrus aroma. Equally interesting flavor notes of spicy pepper. The pepper really shows up in the aftertaste as it sits in the tongue. Overall, it’s an interesting brew. Very complex but drinkable.
BillWyce (916) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with a small, white head. Mild citrus hops aroma, with notes of tea and yeast. Perhaps a floral note too. Medium bosy, with maybe a very slight thickness. Taste is lemony, with a mild hops bitterness and maybe a touch of honey in the back. Mild pine notes in a slightly dry finish. Good, but was a touch disappointed. Was expecting more from the tea.
BrewBoxer (2490) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Tan sandy color. Smells of slight hops and grass...taste is similar... dont taste much green tea, but its a very nice easy drinking 2XIPA
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift. Good hop aroma. Hoppy as hell but with a really good perfumed flavour. Good flavours. Good hops on end. One of the beers of the day.
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gedronken in Brussel bij moeder Lambic, Gele kleur, echt een hele erge groene thee smaak. Wel lekker.