SDalkoholic (2359) - 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 (9367) - 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 (7700) - 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 (6476) - 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 (8081) - 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 (355) - 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 (7887) - 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 (2589) - 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
TheBeerGod (6025) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a tall white head. Aroma is big pine and floral hops with zesty notes, caramel and citrus. Taste is big spicy hops, caramel, citrus, floral hops, pine and hop resins. Body is medium-full and very chewy with a dense, creamy carbonation. Very sticky as well with a slight warming during the finish. Ends with more caramel, citrus, spicy hops, floral notes, pine resins and hop oils. A big, oily, semi-sweet hop bomb!
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber->SA. Cloudy copper with moderate offwhite head. A: heavy citrus and floral hops. T: bitter citrus and pine hops, caramel malt. Good, but expected more.