maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to my lovely wife. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is grassy with a little citrus coming off there. Taste is actually quite light and moderately bitter, with a crisp citrus finish that fades into a smooth and slightly toasty beer. Quite enjoyable.
jinroh (550) - ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft golden amber, slightly hazy. Aroma is softly fruity. Taste is easygoing, soft but still has hops. Fruits, bit of hops, nice fruit salad. Great easydrinking IPA.
shoulderbroken (2379) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Tim. Aroma is cat pee, sharp citrus. Taste is more malty, bit of caramel sweetness, but with bitterness at the end.
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color. Sweet malty nose with some passionfruit. Med full body malt forward IPA but sufficient bitterness. Very nice.
mkel07 (3876) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Top of Waikiki restaurant 251114. This is a big IPA with fresh hop aromas and a big intense flavour. Probably the best Hawaiian beer I have had.
deyholla (7315) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Allen, thanks! Pours a near clear golden orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bitter citrus with a hint of resin and a bread backbone. Flavor has same bitter citrus with a good amount of grass and a light grain.
Ernest (6486) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow to light amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (sugar cookie, caramel, bread), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot, resin), with notes of peach and dried mango.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Quite nice, if a little out of style...very malty and beefy for an IPA. Lots of tropical fruit notes. Some resin too, but it’s mostly behind the nice fruity aromas so doesn’t really detract much. Good stuff.
zoucrew102 (694) - - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber brought back from Hawaii. Really strong passion fruit aroma with slight hoppy notes. Pours cloudy golden colored with a big white head that dissipates quickly and very little lacing. Starts with sweet passion fruit flavors along with grapefruit citrus and acidity. Finishes dry but remarkably smooth, especially for an ipa, with the grapefruit flavor and acidity lingering on the palate afterward. Excellent ipa.
George999 (187) - Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy fruit aromas, appearance is slightly cloudy, taste is hops sweet, carbonation is balanced but not subtle, finish is citrus pine and sweetness seems like it is passion fruit. Good ipa
hiloflyer (2) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice golden color and large white head, as pored from the large, 650 ML bottle. Back to an IPA that has the strong bitterness I have come to expect, or did, before trying some Japanese craft IPA’s.
the hops really stand out in typical IPA fashion. It gets a bit smoother as you progress through the glass and turns into a nice, freshly bitter beer. This is back to the real taste of a classic IPA done right. Strong and full bodied, but doesn’t fight you all the way down.