FatPhil (13075) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 355ml bottle (Kitty’s, Helsinki) (5:3:5:3:10=2.6)
Woh, cabbage aroma?!?! Onion. Stinky dishcloth. Simple palate. Stick, forced carbonation. One-dimensional resiny bitterness. No depth, sweet malts, flavourless bitterness. Everything that is wrong about modern IPA. No balance, no drinkability, no integration of the flavours. If another ticker had appeared, I would immediately have offered my glass. I can finish this, but I’d rather give it away. Give me something tasty instead, I’d rather the spring onions in my salad.
Rerate: 355 bottle (5:3:5:2:11=2.6)
Sweet, slightly stinky hop aroma. Ditto taste. Really not not much better than before. Harsh palate.
mcberko (13057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Piney hop aroma, with lots of different fruits: peach, apricot, mango and lemon are all noticeable. Flavour is a barrage of fruit flavours, with the peach and apricot jumping out in front, and lemon toward the finish. And of course, a massive burst of hops that kick towards the middle and finish off the palate. Creamy, buttery mouthful. Wonderful brew.
argo0 (12943) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Clear golden body topped by minimal white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, catty, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, catty, some grapefruit, pine. Medium body, faint acidity.
Ratman197 (12834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, biscuit, orange zest and light melon. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Benzai (12621) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [from trade with mista] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange color, full sized off-white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, loads of hops, very fruity with grapefruit amd mandarin. Taste malts, hops, fruit hops, fruity, grapefruit, bitter. Lingering fruit and bitter hops in the aftertaste. Incredibly balanced flavor between the fruit hops and bitter hops. Medium to full body, perfect carbonation. I thought maybe this beer is hyped, but it is simply good. Very good, incredibly balanced. Lovely IPA.
Lubiere (12606) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pale blonde IPA with a thick white head. In aroma, nice citrussy hops with light pinhey notes, floral, pure californian. In mouth, a smooth IPA with light biscuit malts, floral hopping, well balanced and smooth. On tap at Cajun Café, Jan. 5 2011.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium-sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of apricot, pineapple, peaches, and grapefruit. Flavor of apricot/floral/citrusy hops, toastiness, and caramel malt with a lightly syrupy mouthfeel.
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at GBBF 2011. Hazy pale golden with a lasting white head. Rich hoppy aroma of grapefruit, peach and pine. Dry and very bitter hoppy flavour dominated by peach and pine. Just perfect.
bierkoning (12122) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange blonde color. Oily hops, grapefruit and pineapple in the aroma and flavor. Blackcurrant. Thinnish. Long earthy oily hopbitter finish. Well balanced, but not a hop monster.
jcwattsrugger (12017) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus lemon-hops (amarillo). Taste is citrus lemon-hops (Amarillo), faint medium malt. OK carbonation.