DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 27/09/2009
Orange fruit aroma. Golden coloured and hoppy with a little bitterness in a crisp and dry malt finish.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: A clear pale golden color with a fluffy white head and nice lacing.
S: I could have just sat there and smelled this thing all day long. Amazing hop character, particularly citrus (grapefruit), mango, and pineapple.
T: Like the nose indicates, quite a bit of fruit in this one. Especially the grapefruit and pineapple. An excellent piney bitterness on the finish. The malt is very absent, and that is very much appreciated.
M: Moderately carbonated, which works quite well for this beer. Medium body.
D: One of the easiest drinking and most well rounded IPAs I’ve had...ever. An absolutely amazing beer.
Lubiere (9031) - 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.
Leighton (8595) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, light honey-gold with a subtle, white head. Big fruit aroma, with pineapple and apricot coming through strongly. Also some hints of pine. Very rich flavor. Somewhat juicy, reasonably sweet with just the right amount of bitterness. Not aggressive or abrasive. Notes of grapefruit on the tail. Medium in body, average to light carbonation. Finish is clean and long, with lingering grapefruit bitterness. Really nice. Strikes a sublime balance.
Ratman197 (8471) - 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.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Golden beer with a nice white head. Hoppy fruity aroma, pineapple, grass, mango, pine, apples, grapes, metal, pear. Hoppy flavor, fruity, grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, perfume notes, pineapple, sourish, mango, pine. Bitter citrus finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Najas Place. Pours clear yellow with an average, white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, meal, cereal), heavy hop (perfume, pine, spruce, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear, apple, and peach. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Earthy, fruity aroma offers tropical and citrus fruit with additional notes of cannabis, crystal malt and toffee. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Toffee malt alongside bitter, citrusy, earthy hops. Bittersweet, grassy finish. Bottle courtesy of WeeHeavySD!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 22oz bottle acquired in trade with WeeHeavySD (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper and clear golden color with an larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus (grapefruits and lemons), and grassy. Nice and hoppy aroma. Tastes of citrus, light caramel, pine, some melons, and a little fruity. Nicely bitter with a light sweetness.
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Retasted and I’m upping the numbers on this one.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden pour. The nose is very, very tropical and fruity. Loads of bright, citrusy hops with a lovely mango/pineapple character. Very, very hoppy with a bit of rich light tropical fruit. A bit of sweet pale malt, but this is all about the hops. Very fresh and tasty with loads of sweet hops. It’s not really all that bitter, but it is a delicious, juicy hop bomb.