matthewsmith (13) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This looked amazing in the Hallertau Willi Becher glass it came in. Juicy tropical, resiny, citrus aromas and flavour, dry, crisp and punchy. Drinks down so easily.
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with mild head/lacing.
Aroma smells pretty tastey,with fruit candied sweet bready pastry,slight peppery spice,nice overall hop aroma.
Initially a tart citrusy presence,then some light sweet malt witha light bready toastiness,grassyness followed by orange citrus/mild piney bitterness,nice floral tones even in the bittering flavor.Seems a bit undercarbed with a slightly noticable flatness to it. I have no idea how long this has been room temp shelved though,it held up prettty well. I would drink this anytime.Very nice ipa
Brandman (2818) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden body, white head. Well, the outlook of this beer is mediocre, but thats fortunately the only thing. Very pure caramel aroma with exotic fruits and some pines in background. Flavour is dry, charasteristically same as aroma, but couple notches down. Floury mouthfeel. Nice rough maltiness in aftertaste. Excellent IPA.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Wow! This is one of my favorite IPA’s of the last year.
Sweet caramel scent with a mildly citrus hint, orange more than grapefruit. The appearance kept with the orange, a peach tint almost, with huge lacing. Beautiful. The palate was silky smooth, medium bodied, and the taste was vibrantly present although with a mild hoppiness, leaving a sugary taste on the tongue with the finish.
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellowish amber color with a whitish head, not very dark. Punchy, bitter taste with floral hoppiness. Light hints of citrusy fruit underneath. Very good IPA.
drpimento (3009) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Odd duck; in some ways just an ordinary brew; but in others, a rocking draught. I really ike that they don’t follow the standard citrus/resin formula. Served again perhaps a bit too cold, still eminantly drinkable, a smallish off white head that lasts forever, and total lace. color is a honey amber. Aroma is a fragrant wet grass, hop, caramel, yeast. Flavor’s about the same plus carbonic tang accenting the high, bitter points.Body is great, ditto carbonation. Finish is a funky hop finish
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at Brouhaha, honey gold color, with an off-white bubbly head, soft soapy, floral leafy, grassy, citrusy hop, and a hint of metallic in the nose, with some candied lemon, grapefruit peel, mild coniferous, piney bittering accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice flowery fruity apple skin, leafy, grassy, piney, candied lemon, grapefruit peel hop character with some soft coniferous, minty leafiness backbone, and a faint honeyed pale, toasted malt undertone, leading towards a mild candied citrus, lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, piney, coniferous, grassy, leafy hop bitterness finish. A bit disappointed, maybe because probably it was an old bottle! dont know
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First of all, this is my favorite style, so I am biased for sure. But, I love the aroma of beautiful citrus. Pours a hazy, golden color. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly sour, and some, oh so tasty, bitterness. Palate is average carbonation, and a wonderful bitter, dry finish. Overall, this is what I LOVE to drink and BP does a wonderful job. I could drink this all day....and maybe I will.
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A slightly cloudy dark amber color with a short lived light beige head. Fantastic aroma of pine tar, grapefruit and cotton candy. Crisp and hoppy up front, loads of grapefruit peel, very nice bitterness. Has some mild sweetness in the middle but it is quickly engulfed with that industrial strength hop follow. I just finished a Ballast Point 2XIPA but this is even better (IMO). Another very pricy addition to the local import beer shop.
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium to thick, lasting white head. Sweet, fresh aroma of grassy hops, berries. Taste is mild sweet, medium bitter. Nicely fruity and hoppy. Has a dry finish, very drinkable. Medium bodied, well carbonated.