Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at the Syb Pig in Boca Raton. Pours a amber-orange with a medium white head. Good lacing. Serious pine, resin and citrus on the nose with a touch of barnyard. Taste was very hoppy with pine, pine resin, and citrus all of the place. Well balanced with the malts. Medium body, good carb. Finish is bitter with fresh hopness.
Bricks (518) - Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foamy head with a honey color. Smell is excellent.. superb balance. The taste was a bit more neutral than I thought it’d be. Palate is a little too thick for my liking.
TURDFERGUSON (3753) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a while back from Beer Study. Damn, this disappointed me a little bit for how much I love Racer 5 when it’s fresh. Just a bit too sweet for me.
OldGrowth (2342) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pint at Tyler’s Apex. good aroma. peach, tangerine, lits lime. cliudy brownisb orange color. good head and.lace. bitter sweet flavor. medium body. creamy oily smooth mouthfeel. bittersweet finish..nice..not sure if I notice a huge difference with race 5. nice iipa.
iheijoushin (2) - - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A thoroughly accessible DIPA, although a bit on the sweet side. Scent smells strongly of honey notes and citrus. Flavors are dominated by the sweet honey notes, although the unmistakable bitterness of Amarillo and Cascade hops are present. The finish has a pleasantly clean astringency. Enjoyable but lacking the complexity of higher-rated DIPAs.
jonnyguns (661) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Pours a nice golden orange with a small white cap. Nose is full of tropical fruits, grapefruit thick caramel and toasty malts. The tropical fruits jump at you from the glass. Taste is juicy grapefruit upfront with the toasty malts and caramel coming through. Booze hidden so well. Love how juicy the hops are this baby is fresh!!!
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vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy golden pour with white head. Citrus and grassy and herbal hop aromas. Flavor is herbal and grassy but lacks solid citrus flavors, has some malt tone.
fletchfighters (923) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel orange color. Bright white sticky head, great lacing and head retention.
Tropical fruit and dank nose at the same time. Very nice. Good malt backbone to this as well.
Taste is bitter and sweet. Really meshed well with the bright tropical fruits and the bits of dankness to go along with this. Very well balanced.
Feel is oily at first then dry finish. Nice. Good balance to it.
GTPpilot (17) - the valley, Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice balance of malt and hop flavors. Not over the top on either. Very drinkable. Always a wise choice to have one, when available.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy bronze with a thin sticky foamy head that leaves loads of lace. The nose has some aroma that’s hard to describe, but the best I can come up with is "NZ hop shampoo"; tropical notes and a sweet floral/herbal tone mix with a bit of sweetness to make a really nice aroma. The taste is nice and sweet with delightfully rustic toffee and toast malts mixing with an earthy grapefruit rind and grassy resinous hop note. Dry biscuity caramel finish. Really complex an smooth.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 1/XI/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl; Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a (2013-1025) Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange beer, irregular white head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity start, floral, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, sweet honey-like touch, citrus, piny, resinous. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sour start, lots of sweet malts, citrus, honey, some ripe mango. Aftertaste: fruity, sweet, passion fruits, mango, gentle bitterness. Nice one. But why so much alcohol?