Jow (3029) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Jeffrey on a surprisingly unbusy St Patricks day. Pours clear orange with nice puffy head. Nose is floral and citrus hops. Tastes of piney hops, grapefruit, oranges, honey, pretty malty, and crackers. Slight sticky palate and nice lingering finish.
fiveacestx (874) - Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at some bar in Arizona - Tastes like a suped up version of Racer 5 with more alcohol.
Bule (1522) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy amber color without much head. Broad hop flavors though a little alcohol harshness.
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bomber. Opaque Spalding basketball orange in glass. Small white head. Aroma is mild grapefruit and some candy sugar. Flavor is citrus hops, pine resin and some sweet breadiness. Finish dry. Mild carbonation.
allmyvinyl (7724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Clear gold pour, thin white head. Massive pine, resin and grapefruit aromas. Taste has too much caramel sweetness though. Bit drier would’ve been ace.
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Golden with white head. Nice big resinous pine aroma with grapefruit and mango. Taste of grapefruit and mango, some pine. Medium body and bitterness. Nice smell and flavout bit maybe a bit more in the palate could work.
cgarvieuk (19002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... golden copper ... small white head ... soft sweet caramel toffee nose ... sweet malts ... soft toffee ... zezty fruits .. but that sweet caramel toffee i dont like
bellco33 (534) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours golden with a big, white, head. Aroma pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, earthy. Taste is way too sweet, it overwhelms the piney hops that do come through. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, a bit cloying. It’s OK.
Sarlacc83 (1591) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Light caramel. Moderate head.
N: Tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Pine and earth. Brackish. Marijuana.
T: Big bitterness that overtakes the sweetness.
M: Very alcoholic. Sticky. Medium body. Scraping.
O: Decent. I’m not a fan of bitter throat scrapers. Flavors don’t excite either.
SudsMcDuff (7509) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
been wanting this for years, finally made it to TX, on draft at charles’s spot .. . gold .. strong foam .. low citrus, resin, and bitter mango .. . mouth is medium strength .. . overall, a great iipa but i can see over the years, this has been surpassed .. . . i cut myself shaving, you can’t put toilet paper squares down there though...