TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear straw-amber with minimal head. Aroma of citrus hops. The flavor is similar - a real hop bomb, with notes of grapefruit, grass, and spruce. A bit of sweetness, but not much malt character. A solid hop-forward double IPA, but a bit disappointing given my (Hopslam-influenced) expectations.
Errl (1618) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to phalesu..Pour is dark gold with a thin head..Nose is musty, dried caramels, malt, some hop spice..Taste is musty malts, caramel, not much hop character, alcohol. .Pretty hard to drink.
Bellsman1991 (29) - - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
West coast style for sure, Piney citrus bitter, It’s a really good dipa, Almost better then hopslam-
jdskinns (201) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber orange color with very thing white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, floral. Taste is malty, sweet, floral hops, with a little bit of a piney hop flavor. Very good.
firstsip (446) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Crisp orangey amber brown. Bright citrus nose. A slight sweetness pairs with bright floral hop notes and hop bitterness. Like Hopslam’s bigger brother.
tomer (1726) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At a tasting, thanks Tom C, small stable bubbly head, a little hazy lightish orange colour, aroma of spice and orange marmalade, strong flavour of orange marmalade and orange peel, with a hint of spice strong and a bit coarse bitterness. One dimensional, much too old.
ben4321 (3950) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014
Location: Bottle shared by jcos, 9/25/14
Aroma: It has a nose of citrus/grapefruit and resin hops, with some floral notes as well.
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-gold color with a small white head.
Flavor: The flavor is quite nicely bitter, with enough sweetness for some balance.
Palate: The body is medium, it has a good, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, and a fairly dry finish.
This is an excellent beer. Really quite enjoyed drinking. Another outstanding offering from Bells, which came as no shock to me. Thanks again for the share Kramer!
Slipstream (2030) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks again to my cousin for this show-closer. Oracle is a super intense hoppy brew. It was a little too much for me, but I respect it, and it would definitely please a hop fanatic.
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom C. Clear amber, white film. A little stink, then ripe orange in the nose, very bitter and a little stale taste, soft carbonation, medium-bodied, hoppy, bitter finish.
WanderinCelt87 (176) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pour from a bottle is a nice amber orange with a white head while the aroma is nice tropical and floral. Taste is full of citrus and pine. Leaves a nice bitter and dry after taste.
musinj6 (400) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper with one finger headband heavy lacing. Resinous hop aroma with hint of tropical fruit and hint of pine. Moderate to heavy bitterness. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. Long bitter finish. This is an intense beer.