ippopotamo36 (666) - Rome, ITALY - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the 7th Tasting in Belgrade-Serbia. Pours extremely cloudy orange skin, white gassy head. Nose: grassy, hops, lavender, tangerine. Mouth: watery (a lot), tangerine, sweet juicy orange, thin body.
jdjuice (410) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours rather deep gold with white head. Aromas are piney hops, sweet. Seems light when you first get it in your mouth, but gradually swells to a full bodied, balanced bitterness beer with a nice long finish. Maybe a little light for an imperial ipa, but altogether enjoyable.
trith1 (53) - - MAR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Full and hoppy.
Flavour: Crisp, dry and delicious.
Finish: drying and slightly fruity.
Great session I2PA
Calisky (1518) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur ambrée légèrement trouble, aucune mousse. Nez très houblonné fruits tropicaux. Gout bien amer fruits tropicaux, malt, zeste d’agrumes, avec fin de bouche longue et amère fruité et thé vert. Bien!
bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours a coppery gold with a foamy/creamy off-white head. Aroma seems mixed citrus, fruit and pine. Strong,but not biting. Med + body. Flavor is strong, and a rather unusual fruit leads off. Making me think of plum. It’s pretty dry, and has a persistent bitterness, but the fruit suggests otherwise. Not really understanding the malt - it has to be there to hold the hop, but I’m conflating hop and malt bitterness I think. Very different and quite tasty.
cattrall (44) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - MAR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy citrus well balanced. Bitterness lingers on back of tongue but not too strong. Hazy caramel colour. Thin head remains. Pleasant aroma. Excellent beer.
tricksta_p (1751) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of malt, some caramel, orange, Saison-ish yeast, apricots, hint of pine, tropical fruity notes, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and faintly tart with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Has a Belgian thing going on. Not the most extreme DIPA, but it does have a depth to it.
willisread (600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nakameguro Taproom many times in 2014. Orange color with a modest white head. Fairly nice lacing. Well-balanced aroma with caramelly malts and citrusy hops with hints of peach, apricot and toffee present as well. Starts off sweet with a lingering bitterness. Caramel and butterscotch with the resiny hops on the tastes. Really well-balanced. Very enjoyable IPA.
jhamp9 (1248) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour with a fluffy lasting white head. Lacing coats the glass. Aroma is overripe peach, citrus, earth, and toffee. Taste is a little on the sweet side with more overripe fruits, earth, citrus zest, and caramel with a hint of dates. Finishes dry. Really interesting IPA.
VamboladeTolly (563) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle@ Gambrinus, Tartu. Pours orange with small yellowish head, disappears quickly. Aroma is malty, sweet, apples, fruits, citrus.Taste is bitter and sweet, bit watery at first, slight citrus, malty, aftertaste is weakly bitter and sweet, some spicyness.Medium body, and medium carbonation.
Not bad for a japanese.