gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 First rating
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Slight bit hazy honey color, small white head. Hoppy, some cheese scent. Hoppy, bitter, some malt taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Bottle at Monk’s Café Sveavägen, on December 9, 2013.
Hazy golden color, small white head. Sweet, malty, caramel, hoppy scent. Sweet, malty, caramel, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium7/3/7/3/13= high bitterness.
jercraigs (7294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012-09-15. Lightly hazy bright orange body, nice off-white/beige head. 3+ Pleasant hoppy flavour, lovely tangerine citrus and orange seeds. Perfect amount of bitterness throughout, very muted green leafy hop undercurrents. 8++ Hoppy aroma, modest citrus and leafy green touches. 7+ Average plus to medium bodied palate is fairly carbonated and suits the beer well. 3+ Very nice IPA! Bottle via trade with cfrancis.
Rune (7218) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle shared with Charly and Finn. Dotted spots on the glassware from a persistent, bubbly, off-white head. Cloudy apricot coloured body. Hop fruity aroma containing grapefruits and lemon. Fruity taste of ripe orange, apricot, and pumpkin. Bittersweet citrus peels to the ending. Medium plus bodied. Good drinking (Tromsø 19.02.2014).
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 Bottle sampled on 5/5/08: Pours a transparent orange bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh resiny grapefruity hops and a nice, pale malty sweetness.
Starts with good fullness and sweet caramel flavor with a crisp, citrusy flavor and bittering hop balance toward a refreshing bittersweet finish. A very nice and drinkable IPA.
Sampled on cask at O’Briens on 11/30/06: Pours a clear hazy golden bronze with a well-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet pale malt with lots of fresh grapefruity hops. Body starts with a nice, full pale and toasty caramel malty sweetness along with lots of fresh floral piny hops toward a crisp, clean, very drinkable finish. A nice IPA.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate: bottle at home that Sim bought back from the States.
Beautiful clean gold with a good bright white head. Good start. Crikey, THAT’S an aroma. Utterly gorgeous. Massive fruit and hoppy goodness, glorious bitterness, plenty of bite and just all round adorable. The flavour is decent but not really as good as the aroma. It’s just a little too raw and just a little on the harsh side. Faint cardboard too. Good citrus and the base malt supports it all really well but it just can’t keep up with the aroma. Good beer, just was hoping for more after the aroma.
Dogbrick (7068) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2010 Sample from a bottle courtesy of JaBier at the Day Before Labor Day party. This brew is a hazy orange-gold color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Great aroma of ripe peaches, citrusy hops and pine. Medium body with a moderately bitter piney hops character along with flavors of citrus and malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrusy aftertaste. Good IPA all around.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at Ballast Point. Poured a nice shade of medium golden with a creamy cap of white head. The aroma was juicy with pears, grapefruit, and pineapple represented.. just enough malt to balance, but the hops definitely steal the show. Soft bread and toffee wash over the tongue with building bitterness toward the edges (juicy grapefruit and pine primarily).. excellent balance. Juicy and well-presented on the palate with bitterness riding the finish for a good couple minutes. Fantastic!
jtclockwork (6890) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with white head. Nose/taste of mango, pineapple, peach pit, citrus, lemon and caramel malt. Dry citrus finish with hints of resin/pine. Body on the lighter side of medium. Hops are slightly perfumy. Easy drinking.
Fin (6874) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Pre ZBF on March 5th 2010, not sure who brought this one, but many thanks whoever it was for their generosity. This is a wonderful IPA, pours golden, soft at first in the mouth, but then the steady bitterness starts to rise. Get some good hoppy burps from tghis little number. Some fruits start to flood through, touch tropical maybe. Great label, looks like a Lion Fish. Good stuff. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange-pineapple caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Mildly sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel, pine, quinine bitterness. Smells nice - malt flavor very subdued though.