fordest (2386) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at our monthly bottle share. As expected, this had aromas and flavors of hops. citrus and grassy hops were not too bad. Somewhat over bitter on the finish.
kevinator (1850) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Above average DIPA. Aroma of darkness with spicy hops. Light golden copper color that was slightly cloudy. Flavor was bitter up front that evened out halfway through. Supporting malt background controlled the bitterness.
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Keg N Bottle: Huge boozy aroma that is accompanied with an overload of floral citrus like hop while a big whiff of syrupy malts hang in the balance. Really enjoyed how much alcohol was smelling this beer. Appeared as a solid gold bar color with thick foam cap which eventually simmered down. The drink is initially bitter with a chewy mouthful of hops that are strong but not overwhelming with acids or hop oils. Really solid double IPA and will certainly last on my memory of beers especially because of the recipe name of Mach 10.
olio (8985) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles.
Pours hazy amber color with a small head. Pine on the aroma, resin, hops, caramel malts. Sweet malty flavor, resinous hops, orange and mild caramel. Bitter palate, alcohol moderately well hidden. Decent maltier DIPA.
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Enjoyed at Los Angeles, CA. Pours a hazy golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of citrus, resin, biscuit and orange sweetness. Flavour of nice biscuity maltiness, grapefruit, resiny bitterness, caramel and some herbal notes. Almost full bodied. Heavily hopped resiny finish. Nice.
tiong (6247) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chewy candy, grass, citrus and pine. Taste is stingy, spicy and hoppy with some caramely malts, toffee, grass and citrus. Finish is stingy hoppy, stuffy and sweetish with some resin, caramel and toffee. Quite stingy.
laiti (7980) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles. Aroma has sweet fruit candy and grapeftuit. Also caramel. Flavour has gluey tones, caramel and tropical fruits. Also menthol. Arona was promising but flavour is just too gluey.
ffbot (324) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of clove, orange, hops, and pine, touch of malt and alcohol. Taste is similar but also has a solid pine and hop bite, not as complex as the smell actually. Was a beautiful blood orange dark coloring, white thick head that retained some lacing. Really beautiful. The taste is too impactful, this should’ve gone a tad lighter and it would’ve been perfect
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/4/15. On tap at Kickback’s. Golden pour with a small off-white head. Nice aroma, lots of great hoppiness, citrus, some pine, spice. Good but disappointing flavor, lighter hop character, more malt presence, light caramel. Not bad.
AWISLguy (2371) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids. Second time randomly had a Bear Republic hoppy brew there. Pine and citrus, strongly overlayered and a bit rough. Some of BR’s hoppy stuff has been good and some is just ok. Unfortunately .... 13.6