_angst_ (2257) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle courtesy of my secret santa joeneugs. Pours hazy golden with a rather small white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet, fruity and slightly herbal with crackers, peaches, pineapple, toffee, grapefruit rinds, apricots, alcohol, papaya, tamarind, gummi candy, mango, black currants and hints of gooseberries and passion fruit. Taste is tiny sweet, very bitter and slightly fruity with crackers, biscuits, oily pine, grapefruit juice, resin, lemon zest, lime leaves, lemon grass, freshly cut grass, yellow winegums, ripe gooseberries, black currants jam and orange peal.mMouthfeel is round, tiny watery, tiny astringent, slightly oily bitter and light to medium bodied. Finish is dry and bitter with crackers, grapefruit juice, yellow winegums, pine needles, resin, papaya, unripe pineapple and unripe gooseberries. Quite tasty...
thoth1984 (1) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was one of the best IPAs I had in my recent trip to CA. I wish that I could get some of it back in WI. Great tasting beer. It is in the top 5 for my IPAs.
marcelotcunha (19) - BRAZIL - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveja americana de cor amarelo dourado, espuma pouco densa, aroma mistura notas fritadas e de malte torrado, sabor amargo e persistente. Álcool 7%.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
krompt (611) - - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is very good and for the price? I’m taking these guys home. A nice cheap date with quality taste.
Gary_Gutful (128) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
AROMA: 9; APPEARANCE: 5; TASTE: 10; PALATE 4. OVERALL: 19. =============================================
KansaiBeerLvrs (1203) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asahiya, it pours a crystal clear light copper gold with a filmy foamy head that leaves great lacing behind. The nose has an incredibly floral & herbal hop bouquet: minty, grapes, etc. Medium-light bodied with a fruity hop flavor that then goes piney bitter with some resin/dank notes and has a lingering citrus finish. No surprise this is their flagship beer, this is a great IPA for a good price.
Marduk (1925) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
660ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear golden color. Small size, fizzy white head. Sweet, fruity, alcohol, hops in aroma. Faint mint, spruce, pine, candy in taste. Dodgy bitterness in aftertaste.
gegwilson (495) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the Canalhouse, Nottingham. A pale amber ale with a thin white head. Good pineapple and grapefruit flavours. There’s some smooth caramel too. Very nice.
miamibrewer (5) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taste like a 1999 gold medal IPA. Chinhook, cascade; Absolutely delicious!!
ARH (107) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap poured into a stemmed pilsner glass. The nose is hit by notes of roasted nutty and malty characters with some berry (blueberry came to mind) and citrus rind. It pours a rich clear amber orange color with a very light white head that leaves very little lace. Very balanced taste between sweet and bitter. Definitely a more mellow bitter than most IPAs I’ve been imbibing recently - almost leans more towards an APA. Very soft carbonation keeps light and thin - maybe a bit oily. The tongue is hit primarily by roasted malts with some pine and citrus rind bittering. It finishes dry and clean. A mild roasted and piney quality sticks around in the aftertaste
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange, finger white head
Smell bitter pine hop
Taste smooth grapefruit
Light body, easy drinking