zacgillbanks (1465) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Cloudy orange amber coloured with bitter orange marmalade and tropical fruit flavours and a sweet red fruity and grapefruit finish. Excellent!
Benzai (5727) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Beer Temple. Hazy orange color, lots of yeast residu floating in it, small to medium sized off-white head yhat leaves good lacing. Smell moderately malty, lots of hops, pine. Taste malts, lots of hops, pine, resin, very nice bitterness. Moderately dry finish, medium to full body, medium carbonation. Very nice indeed.
bax (970) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 23/01-2013) Low white head, slightly unclear orange color, fresh hoppy aroma, full body, full hoppy taste, soft co2, good bitterness, dry hop aftertaste, very good IPA.
BOLTZ7555 (2578) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the AZ Strong Beer Fest. Dark tangerine pour with a small beige head. Pretty bright hop presence in this one with loads of orange peel and minimal pine. Caramel malt backbone doesn’t distract from the citrus. Also has a hint of marijuana. Pretty decent stuff.
jgb9348 (4274) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice slightly hazy copper coloured body with a large, soapy off-white head that sticks up nicely, around three centimetres. Aroma of fresh herbal and slightly earthy hops with a touch of pine in the mix and a solid base of malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong, grassy, herbal and piney hops at the front end with a good malt balance and a slight bitter and metallic note near the end. Aftertaste is nice with a lot of hops, some pine, a bit of grapefruit all meshed around the light alcohol flavour and a stronger malt backbone. Overall, a rather nice IPA - showing a ton of hop characteristics, a lot of bitterness all with a solid backbone of malt. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Super Jr Market (BestDamnBeer Store) in San Diego, California on 06-May-2012 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington on 07-July-2012.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn
Hazy amber color with generous head. The aroma has both a very nice hop (fruits and resins), and dust. Dry toffee flavor, followed by an extreme resiny hopping, leading to an equally powerful and long final.
This is one of the few American beer with quite some sediment, but controlled.
Straight bold IPA, but without the freshness that it should have.
chrisv10 (9414) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 6.6% @ FOneFan, Pre-Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops and peach. Flavour is malt, hops, fruit, peach, grapefruit, little sweet and medium bitter.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, flowers, straw, malt and grass. Ling bitter finish.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Pizzalchik: Clear copper color with a small off-white head and semi-sticky lacing. Aroma of fresh hops with a little pepper thrown in as well as the expected Northwest hints of pine and sagebrush. The flavors are robust, full of bitterness as well as a little tang. The body is thin with a prolonged bitter aftertaste. It was a pleasant experience.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the San Diego Toronado. It pours hazy deep gold with copper core and off white head. The aroma has firm levels of spicy hops, dark green lime like citrus hops and a mild amount of sweet maltiness in the background. The taste starts with robust bitter spicy hops and then some citrus notes followed by mild notes of sweet malts, a touch of caramel malts and a sense of butterscotch. It ends bone dry with healthy levels of hop resin pucker-ness.