ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow-orange pour with thin white head. Aroma is strong hops and citrus. Flavor is extreme hops, heavy citrus, light malt. Finish is dry & hoppy, fairly soft mouthfeel. Not as big of a fan of this IPA as others, mostly due to the dry-hop feel to it.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 Bottle 650 ml. Hazy amber/orange colour with an off-white head. Hoppy, tropical, citrusy, piney. Lightly malty with just a bit of toasted & caramel notes. Bitter and dry finish of¨course, but still balanced and dangerously easy to finish. Not a super fresh bottle, but still very good.
FrankBrew (43) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden, floral, fruity start bitter finish, bubbly and refreshing, quintessential California ipa
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden with a lasting white head. Citrus and pine aroma. Taste is very dry with grapefruit and mineral notes. Finish is dry.
hophead1181 (11) - USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is (in my opinion) the best IPA in the world. From the first taste, I have been hooked. Amazing citrus hop aroma and flavor.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: hops, bitter, some grains, citrus.
TASTE: hoppy, citrus, somewhat oxidated, bitter aftertaste.
Hoping to get hold of a fresher sample soon!
re-rate for fresh one
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
7% at the Hanshin seed event. A light orange gold color with a citrus hop
& dank aroma. Medium bodied very bitter but soiid.
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Systembolaget Karl Johansgatan Göteborg . Det här är en riktig IPA härlig citrussmak och be sting i beskan ..
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thomat (3413) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SB. Cloudy golden with a medium white head. Fruity and flowery tones. Malt, fruit, flowers and bitterness. Medium body with a nice bitter finish.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a dark golden copper color with tinges of orange. It produces a nice three finger off white head that dissipates rather quickly into a nice layer covering the beer and running around the edge of the glass. Big aroma on this. An immediate dankness rose up from the glass. I got hints of pine, with citrus, mild grapefruit with a hint of lemon. I also got big tropical fruits, definitely some mango. Maybe a hint of peach and a dash of apricot. There is also some nice malty sweetness coming through that masks the alcohol nicely. Starts off very soft on the palate. Not a ton of carbonation to speak of. A lot more lemon on the taste. Picking up a bit more peach and apricot on the palate as well. Middle of the mouth the bitterness comes back into play, some of that piney grapefruit. Slightly sweet towards the back and it finishes very clean. Not really any trace of the alcohol. The body on this is medium light to medium. It’s a rather crisp beer. Some lacing left on the glass. A nice west coast IPA.