Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Flying Saucer in Raleigh. Light gold pour with a small white head on it. It was a little undercarbonated, but not too badly. Light and fruity hop flavor, but missing a little bit of hoppy bitterness that I was expecting. Easy to drink and very tasty though!
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Elmanana. Many thanks! Orange amber colour, creamy foam. Sweet nose of exotic fruits and citrus. Lively carbonation. Bitter hoppy finish. Good IPA.
vjohans (366) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget passagen
caramel, citrus, grass, roasty, alcohol, golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
A tiny bit heavy
Yazapapa (3) - - MAY 19, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Great nose and a good initial taste with an acceptable body but quite a poor finish and aftertaste was lacking.
ElManana (928) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at bier-deluxe.com. Aroma of citrus, hops, some mango. Taste is awesome bitter, very refreshing. Nice!
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange/gold color with an off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor is tropical fruit with some hop bite.
Werckmeister (627) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home courtesy of Saeglopur. bottled on 05.01.2015. orange, clear color. small white head. smells fruity, pines, grass, mango, citric. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. taste of pines, grass, some sweetness, citric, grapefruit, oranges, light herbal. citric / herbal bitter finish. citric notes and some pines on the aftertaste. quite nice, not as refreshing as other ipas though, probably because the carbonation is quite soft, or its not soo fresh anymore.
BeerInHeaven (235) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a semi murky gold with a decent bubbly off white head. Aroma is floral and fruity. Some orange citrus, also some mango or other tropical fruit. Taste is complex. Some orange and other fruits. Some moderate hop bitter kicks in, but there’s some faint sweetness there too. Long full finish with pleasant nasal linger. Solid.
Idiosynkrasie (4637) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey, deep golden colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, long lasting, fairly lacing, white head. Super clean, citrusy hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lemon, pineapple. Crisp, bitter and citrusy hoppy aroma, more jelly bear-like than caramel malty background, notes of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, tangerine; some pine and sweaty resin in the deposit containing last sip (yeah!). A bit more "dirty" than the Grapefruit version, but still too clean for me (cf. Kernel as counterexample). Still a very good one, of course.
Shark_Pants (396) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber with small beige head. Tremendous and huge aroma - sweetened grapefruit, strong malt, mango, passionfruit, paw paw/papaya. The taste is also huge, non-subtle, but awesome, with the same flavours that the smell assaults with. Light in body and ridiculously drinkable. In no way understated but an artful hop punch in the face.
BlackHaddock (4663) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz tap pour in The Goat Hill Tavern, Costa Mesa (Orange County) on 11th May 2015. Orange body, white topping. How do you like your hops? If the answer is by the hand full: this is a beer for you. No subtly here, just a very hoppy IPA with plenty of bitterness. I had the Sculpin Grapefruit next, no real citrus feel to this, the original version compared to the Grapefruit option.