Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Too big of a head. I served too cold. Nice lacing. Orange pale cloudy color. Reminds me of hoppyum aftertaste. Nice bottle.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another one of my all time favorites I had just never rated. †dark gold, with one finger foamy head. Strong pungent hop aroma, with some hints of grapefruit. Very well balanced taste for a big west coast IPA, plenty of hops but also nice body and some malty characters.†
Ktwse (2809) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easily one of the best IPA:s out there. Pours light orange amber, slightly cloudy, with a medium white to off-white head. It doesnít look very spectacular, but then again if the looks are the weakest part of a beer, then Iím good with that. Nose is tropical fruits (apricot, mango), citrus and grapefruit with a very strong hop presence. Hard to tell, but maybe cascade, amarillo, some nelson sauvin? I donít know, but itís definitely rich, fruity hops. Flavour is immediately bitter with a nice pungent quality. The bitterness increases through the sip until gently settling into a long and very enjoyable finish that mellows out but stays with you for a long time. Body is medium with a creamy quality and a somewhat lively, refreshing carbonation.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was my first time ordering online and none of the hop forward beers I purchased came with any dates that I could tell, disappointing. This one is over the hill.
Nice golden pear tone, thinner head that recedes to a minimal cap but then retains throughout
Nose is a bit subdued, mostly citrus but truly difficult to discern, I have an easier time smelling the glass that I poured it into.
The character isnít nearly as muted as I wouldíve guessed by the smell - all that citrus - tangerine, grapefruit, abstract bitter... clearly outdated though.
Mouthfeel is thinner than I wouldíve expected but seems appropriate for this particular brew, carbonation is still spot on.
Overall, I guess Iíll just wait for a good trade opportunity or a vacation to give this one a real review.
roman88 (2) - - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My sister got me this beer for my birthday and she got 2 others. This is by far the best one. Great taste and it was straight from the brewery so that helped it out. Definitely recommend it
merb (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic aroma, great color, nice floral notes, not too bitter...yeah definitely be looking for this one again.
deekyn (1369) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 A - pours clear light golden orange. 2 finger high head that lingers, strong lacing. S - citrus and tropical fruit hops. Notes of grasses, and soap as well. M - creamy mf light body. Very bitter middle, lingering sweet malty ending. T - light citrus hops on the nose. Very bitter grassy hops hints of tea bitters and grapefruit, on the palate. Sweet malty and basic notes on the end. O - very good aromas, very bitter linear taste. 7-
JesseC5683 (5) - - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful hoppy aroma, with a hint of tropical fruit...golden color with a hint of red/orange...very sharp hoppy taste right from the get-go, hints of mango/pineapple, splash of orange...super-slick going down, with a monstrous aftertaste...an outstanding IPA!
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewdog.com. pours bright amber with a thin white head. Lots of tropical fruits and some tobacco. Tasty. Tasty ipa.
Anova167 (306) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. Pours crystal clear bright orange with a nice white head. Amazing hoppy aroma. Flavor is strong citrus, mango, and peach. Lighter body than the flavor and aroma let on. Great great beer.