hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the CBC. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Lots of fruity hops, tropical, and some citrus. Smooth for 11+%.
AirForceHops (6192) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz. draft, Copenhagen Brewfest, Boston. Clear golden color, thin lasting head. Aroma is candied fruits, tropical nuances, peaches, and malts.
The fruit is mixed with a light Danky pine and and light green onion. This is welcomed after so many huge stouts I sampled today. Medium body that never become syrupy or sticky because of the huge hop profile. And with the high ABV I was expecting sticky sweet. The bitterness and strong and assertive and lingers after the swallow. This is pretty much a gem in the imperial IPA category. Very curious to know how they brewed this with such a high gravity and it turned out so well!
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pre-GBBF 2016 tasting at Chris&Ruth’s, Day-1. It pours a it pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is rich sweet fruity with notes of melon and oranges. Taste is also sweet fruity with danky onion notes, lemon oranges and apricots. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very nice
Caskalefan (165) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
OMG! Perfect body, not too heavy, and not too light. Immensely complex flavor profile featuring peach, mango, guava, pineapple, papaya, strawberry, melon mandarin orange and tangerine. Could be a bit creamier, but the body is lightly syrupy, and that’s just perfect for me. The heat is very restrained for 12%, and the finish is very long, smooth, and even candied (in a good way). Well deserving of its ranking.
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; clear amber/orange pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has robust citrus action, pine and tangerine, taste has some dank pine hop, bitter grapefruit, sweet caramel, robust citrus and tropical hop throughout.
EdKing (2391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very large can at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF 2016 Shindig. Clear rusty red orange to amber beer, with a white head. Nose is orange citrus, orange liqueur, toffee, barley sugar, tangerine, syrup, orange blossom floral. Nose is very sweet, orange citrus. orange blossom, barley sugar, floral.
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can at Chriso pre gbbf shindig 2016. Hazy amber lasting cream head. big fresh hoppy aroma. Big hoppy dipa floral flowery. Pretty damn good dank hops.
Beerhunter111 (17008) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pre shinding 2016. Leicht trübes goldgelbes Bier mit mittelgroßen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch grasig hopfig, sehr fruchtig, viele citrusfrüchte. Geschmack sehr hopfig, citrusfrüchte, sehr frisch, süffig, toll.
daje (3999) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC 2016 Green session. Hazy orange body with a white head. Strong hoppy "in your face" aroma of pine, resin, tropical fruits, mild caramel. Taste is a cocktail of tropical hops, citrus, pepper, tangerine, pleasant bitterness, floral and juicy finish. IPA is back with a vengeance and it comes in 3. Excellent!
ajnepple (5084) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hops & Pie. Hazy orange appearance with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus zest, juicy hops, floral notes, light resin and a touch of booze. Similar flavor, adding moderate hop bitterness and moderate malt sweetness. Medium to full body with soft carbonation and an unfortunate watery feel. Pretty good overall.