fletchfighters (1136) - - 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
Jerm719 (120) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer. Full bodied. Good balance. Hops are piney, some citrus. Medium malt balances well. Medium finish. Good stuff!
VT (1701) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml can, thanks czar! Pours a clear pale amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is citrus, bubble gum, pine tree. Flavor is fruits, citrus. Finish has a good grapefruit, lemon and lime bitter bite, which lingers on and on. Medium body, average carbonation. Solid.
mambossa (13) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle. Gently-opaque translucent honey-amber, moderate lacing. Aroma a minty pine hoppiness with grapefruit subtleties, fairly floral all together. Taste a bit more juicy citrus with the mint-pine cutting through. Low malt flavor, but still refreshing. Would buy again.
bphicks123 (13) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hoppy/resinous taste with a piney finish. Very different from the infamous scuplin!
UncleKorm (898) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a deep golden hue w/ large lasting white head. Bold floral hop aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are pine, orange and lime. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
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Sigmund (5328) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle, from Fakta Hirtshals. BB date is hard to read, but probably 25.03.2014. Slightly hazy deep golden to amber colour, moderate to low head, slightly off-white. Strong and unpleasant aroma of stale orange marmalade and rotting fruits and vegetables. Distinctly hoppy and resinous flavour, better than the aroma, not too sweet, with a solid bitterness in the finish.
kambei70 (681) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a thick white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops with just a hint of pine. Flavor is grapefruit again with a bit of dry pine hops in the finish. Very drinkable, and quite good with spicy food. Brings out the natural fruitiness. Could use a touch more malt to round out the body, it’s just a bit thin.
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Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was dry and bitter with pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel and had a pale malty backbone.
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Medium amber body with little head. Moderately hippy, citrusy with a bright lingering sweetness.
EKGoldings (556) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, from a friend in San Diego. Aroma is big hops, citrusy sweet hops. Lots of them. Malt come out to play when it warms up. Really an excellent beer.