Panzerfaust (657) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - AUG 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl. oz. bottle from Club de Cervezas. Pours a clear, sparkling orange color with a medium sized white frothy head that diminishes slowly and leaves a good creamy film. Intense and powerful hoppy aroma, a real hop perfume. Notes of grapefruit, ice-cream bean, lemongrass, cedar, green apples, rose apple, pine cones and even basil. Really great, purely hoppy. Taste is very bitter, intense and bold without being a hop-juice. Herbal bitterness leaves some space for soft to mild fruit tartness to be perceivable. An all hop brew, with barely any malty hints. I can say, in a hop-head mood, I love it and see little ground to improve it, but it’s not the pinnacle of complexity. Medium body and carbonation. Very very drinkable and admirably brewed. I would have this anytime I need a hop fix. Aftertaste is massively hoppy. More bitter and slightly less tart than the Grapefruit Sculpin. My new IPA type-specimen.
Whatup14 (1165) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 355ml. Couleur orangée pâle légèrement voilée, mousse blanche laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arôme de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, malt, ananas en conserve. Goût de malt, houblon résineux, amertume élevée, pin, agrumes mûres. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.
Beergaard (238) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice and juicy ipa. Aroma of pine, sweet grape, orange, tangerine, peach and some floral notes. Tastewise it is bitter and refreshing with notes of pine, grape, unripe mango and some sweeter fruit. Long aftertaste.
Johnstledger8 (296) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Pours a hazy dark orange with a moderately lasting off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, orange. Taste is of more exotic fruit, orange. Really fruity and refreshing. Oily mouthfeel, medium to high carbonation. Great ipa.
geovanicalixto (21) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - AUG 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma de ervas com toque cítrico e de lúpulo. Cerveja âmbar com espuma abundante e persistente. Bom corpo com toque herbal e retrogosto amargo pronunciado e persistente
canadiankiwi (29) - - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus aroma as well aa dried fruit notes. Mildly bitter with much of a citrus rind taste.
gEUS (1538) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from can at a tasting. Pours copper orange with a potent eggshell beige head. Intense tangerine peel aroma, mellow, and with some grapefruit soft bitterness. Creamy body, on the bitter side, Taste is nice citrus and graegruit bitterness. Very nice!
andrewje41 (1577) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
During my random down time beeresearch I noticed that the last IPA rating I did (La Cumbre), allowed it to leapfrog in the ratings over this locally available beer, that much to my surprise i haven’t rated. To be honest, I’m not sure if I’ve even ever had it before. I always have jumped at the opportunity to get the grapefruit and habenero, but this one always slipped through the cracks I guess. Who watches the sequels, but never bothers with the original? Apparently I do. The originals are always better right? I haven’t seen The Godfather in a while. Or was that the one exception? Oh yeah, the beer. 12 oz can purchased entirely for the comparison, and to give it the chance to earn it’s spot back. I have no doubts, because these guys don’t really miss with their beer often. Pours a fizzy golden color with a huge sea foam head. Aroma has a huge splash of grapefruit and citrus, from a distance. Kinda filled the area, which was very nice. Very nice grapefruit, and orange fruit fronted flavor with an excellent hop character throughout. Long cool, lemon citrus like finish. Fantastic IPA to say the least. Another that deserves the hype that surrounds it. It almost seems to me like the sculpin has as much grapefruit as the grapefruit version does. Would love to compare side by side. Overall, an awesome IPA, that definitely stands out.
gregwilsonstl (1487) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 Nearly clear. Tasted side by side with grapefruit sculpin. Much more drinkable. Well balanced.
aleigator (510) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very clear, coppery-amber color, with a decent, stable head.
Smells of biscuity malts, with a hoppiness featuring a grassy dankness as well as an orange ripeness. While the hops are beautifully well pronounced on the nose, they blend well into the malts with a note of lemon zest standing out from that mixture.
Drinks outstandingly soft, with a well integrated aqueous note, perfectly covered by pungent hops, creating a fantastic refreshment.
Begins with bready malts, together with a short appearing coppery note, integrated into the overall taste by sun-bathed, sweet oranges. They introduce an exuberant fruit note to the palate, covered by dry, bitter lemon, pushed by a slightly metallic carbonation. Finishes with luscious lemon rind, leafes, a sparkly burn and a dried orange.
Convinces by a world-class balance between sweeter malts and distinct hops, which blend marvelously well together. The hops provide an awesome flavor profile, around which the flavors are successfully build, exhibiting a great depth