fletchfighters (1077) - - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-- Poured a clear, light orange amber color. Bright white one finger head. Great staying power to the head. Even better with swirling as got two fingers of head. Nice fluffy head that when recedes leaves lots of spotty and soapy lacing. Nice.
S-- Break this down two ways. In the bottle got a lot of bubblegum in the nose. Very vibrant smell. In the glass a lot of tropical sorbet. Peach, lime, guava, orange and soft grapefruit. in the glass it is slightly muted. Not as fresh as the bottle nose.
T-- Forward pine, grapefruit and orange bitterness, though getting slightly muted due to the age of the beer. Still shows flashes of what this can be.
M-- Medium feel and medium carbonation. Not as oily as it should be and showing lots of overripe orange, pine and grapefruit. malt backbone makes appearances in the feel as a good amount of toffee are well balanced with the fruits. Good citrus sorbet finish but it is showing it’s age.
O-- It’s old. Say that up front. Perfectly serviceable though. Shows flashes of what it was and that is more than enough. hides the alcohol well and something that would work in a big way in this climate. if Australia got fresh Big Eye watch out. Shows its age in the feel so the downgrade. Otherwise a world class IPA
Rangi (585) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great pungent hops on the nose full of over ripe piney aromas really thick flavour is big even more so than the aroma and combines with the taste to give a sharp refreshing bitterness up front that just lingers on at the back of the palate. Really like this because it’s bitter start to Finnish and has fantastic hop aroma and flavour.
Stevesie (323) - - SEP 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From can. Marked 7% abv. Copper pour with some off white head. Nice carbonation. Grassy nose with some fruit. Taste is also grassy, nicely bitter with a strong, lingering finish. This is a near perfect representation of an IPA.
Novaes (7) - BRAZIL - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gosto muito, boa em todos aspectos. Uma das minhas preferidas.
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Nicke80 (189) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours golden with nice white head. Sweet and fruity aroma with loads of hops. Very hoppy with citrus and a nice bitter aftertaste.
miyauchi38 (238) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
ordybill (94) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ. bottle into a pint glass,
Aroma- I really enjoyed the hop and citrus feel coming off of this brew,
Appearance- this IPA had a great dark orange color with a one inch white head.
Taste- strong hop presence with a healthy dose of citrus and possibly a hint of caramel(?)
Palate- a full slightly bitter finish that I really enjoyed
Overall- one of my favorite IPA’s it is a fairly hard beer to find in Douglasville, GA but when I see it I often purchase of six pack of it.
RossMT (2) - - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear bright copper with a tight white billowy head. Aroma is all pine and peach. Malt sweetness to start is quickly overtaken by RESIN with a lasting bitterness. Banging
john_henry (102) - - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber brew as one would expect, fair head that dissipates to leave thin lacing. The aroma hits with big sharp citrus notes. This bottle has a bit of age on it now, so the fact the aroma still holds strong is really impressive, for me the most impressive feature of the beer. The tastes is tart and bitter from the abundance of hops, but not lacking in complexity. Overall, the hops are just a little overpowering for my personal preference, but I will still revisit this beer again, perhaps paired with some spicy cuisine.
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cloudy Golden Ale with small white head, heavy floral and citrus aromas, fresh fruity flavours with a lingering mild bitter aftertaste, medium body excellent balance very enjoyable.
Alanthebeerguy (157) - - SEP 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big malt and hops. From the bottle. Pours amber with fluffy tan head. Smells of malt, grapefruit and bitter mango. Taste is similar. Malt forward with a bitter citrus hop middle to end. Not bad, full flavoured.
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