mrhopsbeertalk (54) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 I wasn’t as enamored with this as I expected to be. As someone who really likes Racer5 and hunts down CafeRacer15, I found this beer a bit confused (not confusing, but itself confused). The aroma is loaded with hops, but muted a lot by the wheat malts. This also confounds the beginning of the flavor as the beer starts a bit too sweet and creamy only to flip and finish dry bitter and touch harsh.
writerljberg (466) - 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 (5644) - .....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...
HonusWagner (1115) - Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweeter than I like in a DIPA, a little bit like an orange slice dipped in some caramel. Not hard to drink but not super crazy good.
gyllenbock (3941) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn, vintage 2013.
Clear dark golden with a large head. Aroma and taste of hops, resin, grapefruit, pineapple and some light notes of malt. Nice bitter and hoppy finish. A great beer.
beerbaaron (844) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear orange amber. Medium reducing creamy soapy white head with good lace. Aromas is dense hoppy, spicy, ripe fruity, citrus, grapefruit, pine - complex - plenty of caramel. Very aromatic. Medium plus body. Very hoppy. Spicy. Firm bitterness but not harsh. Oily. Sorta Fruity. Did I say hoppy? Alcohol is there but stays out of the way. Good but mot my fav.
MarinEvelyn (422) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
awesome aroma. very sweet, hoppy, caramel, pine, grapefruit, spices.
Taste is very similar to the aroma. Very hoppy, fairly bitter, spices.
MayorOfSudz (10) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nicely balanced. Not much carbonation or lacing. Good bitter hoppiness, but no specific citrus notes. Some nice malty ale flavor. Some caramel and now some slight grapefruit after a few more swigs. Delightful.
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Dal9000 (131) - 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 (167) - 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 (637) - 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.