Dal9000 (195) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky yellow with no head. Mild hoppy flavor. No bitter aftertaste. No pine finish. Very smooth.
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Berard (309) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours maroon with white head that lingers. Sweet hop aroma over mild carbonation. Decent complexity in a smooth ipa.
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omega (703) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an exceedingly good beer that is almost too balanced that it lacks "character". But then I take another sip to remind me how good (and balanced) this beer is.
Pdubyah (403) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
terribly good beer. Nively floral, lovely bitter that isn’t all of it, great caramels, nice carbonation and looks great and has a decent head, Enjoyed it from the aroma to the finish,. However it is a heavy drinking beer and you might be struggling to have more than the one. But it was a good one :-)
kirk36 (136) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2013 so reads the bottle. Could use more carbonation. But...
Syrupy, hoppy, citrus in the backbone, no head, great golden color and immediate head rush! Hop bombs dance across my tongue with a fervor. Each burp allows for thought. A great beer no doubt, but the store I bought it at had the temp too high for too long.
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OldGrowth (2699) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from the Beer Dispensary, Apex. Good aroma,sweet caramel, orange, mango, floral. Clean brownish orange color, good head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Heavy body, viscous oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Darn nice, good hop mix with nice malt streak. Great brew really.
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was clear orangish gold with lasting creamy off white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are citrus, pine, lightly sweet malts hints of tropical fruits. Taste are grapefruit, lemon, pine, tangerine, blood orange with hints of soft malts and alcohol. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium-full body, lasting balanced hoppy finish. A great DIPA, wish had it fresher.
Minderbinder (1887) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 22oz. [2013 vintage drunk a bit late]
Pours orange with low white head. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, flowers. Taste is of bitterness, caramel, "sucre d’orge", tropical fruits, pine, alcohol, malt, resin, flowers. Palate: Medium body. Balance is not 100% ok. Malty. Overall: Nicely hoppy. Quite ’murican. Not very drinkable.
Daytonbeer (650) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with white head and very little lacing. The aroma is awesome. ...like putting columbus and centennial hops up your nose. Taste is bitter with tangerine hops and some hop spice. Some alcohol at the end. Love it!
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). It’s written "2013 vintage" on the neck, but I don’t know when exactly this as been bottled. Purchased the day before consuming at Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Clear amber with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is of resinous hops, malt, caramel and light floral presence. Taste is moderately sweet with resinous hops, malt/caramel, light citrus and a warming alcohol presence. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Moderately dry finish. Good DIPA. Maybe a tad old, but drinkable and not a bad balance. I will revisit.