IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - JAN 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A lightly hazed orange colored beer with a small, short lived off white head.
Lovely hop scent, reminiscent of Stone IPA, yea....it smells that damned good! Tastes just as good with a thick, chewy, orange blossom honey & cookie dough malt initial hit, quickly followed by massive industrial hops. Under this is a complex, tangy, lambic like flavor. Make no mistake about it, this is one well constructed beer and just might have moved into my "Favorite Japanese Beer" position! To top it off, I met two gorgeous young ladies at the brewpub!
Bygers (488) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a deep amber colour. Nice head. Aroma of nuts, citrus and some undefinable. Taste is pine, grapefruit, honey and cinnamon.
imaragingbull (552) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dull orange gold with well retained and foamy off white head. Aromas of salty grain, citrus, grassy pine and lemon. Medium light chewy body, salty caramel malt body and assertive hop bitterness. Finishes light and refreshing, moderately bitter, lingering sweetness tofee and a light mineral-like character with a lingering hop flavour of oranges, lemon and grass.
jamestulloch (844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Drinkmonger. Murky golden body with a thick off-white head. Excellent lacing. Lovely aroma of lemon, custard, caramel and orange. Flavour of herbs, grassy hops and lightly roasted malt. Itís bitter and dry, but the hoppy flavours arenít very defined or flavoursome. Medium to full body with a slick, oily texture. Soft carbonation. A fairly generic, hoppy IPA, but lacking complexity of flavour.
StevieT (207) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very, very smooth, bitter hops aftertaste, floral aroma, Iím not a massive IPA fan but I quite like this.
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is ok, body cloudy, blond-brown. It smells creamy, malty. The taste is sweet, creamy, less hoppy, bit fruity, to mild, my one is probably a bit old?!
junon (363) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good with cheese and spicwy food. Pretty smooth for a high abv. Iíll come back to this one.
rederic (2794) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Underground Tap & Grill, amber color, with a white head, mild floral citrus, piney, grassy, leafy hoppy nose, with a bready, pale, toasted, caramel malt, light lemon, grapefruit peel note, and a faint honeyed lemon lollipop accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice sweet candied lemon, grapefruit peel, flowery leafy, grassy, piney, citrus hoppy character with a lemon marmalade, lemon pie crust, lemon, lime zesty flavours, with a light mellow toasted, pale, caramel, bready malt undertone, leading towards a sweet honeyed pale, toasted maltiness, good lingering piney, grassy, leafy citrus hop bitterness finish.
Artichoke (35) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Half finger head, fantastic floral and fruit notes. Hazy straw color, a little sweet develops into citrus grapefruit, but finishes a little too bitter for my personal taste. Great as an ipa
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Louisville Beer Store. Hazy orange color with a huge white head. Nose consisting of malt, pine, some citrus and honey. Malty flavor with orange and pine character along with bitter grapefruit before a piney hop finish. Pretty solid.
Jimmythespoon (408) - CYPRUS - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is great. Deep amber colour. Nice head. Subtle aroma. However donít think this was too fresh. Taste is more on the sweet side, which gives me the idea hops have worn off. Ok beer nothing too amazing.