arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this sometime during RBSG in SoCal. I’m not exactly sure which Hardcore IPA we had, but I’m guessing it’s this one, because my rating wasn’t that great. Smells of butter and lactose with a bit of spruce from the hops. Peaty, malted milk, and spruce were the main taste notes. Carbonation was fizzy. The beer tended to coat the tongue and numb it, which I guess is hardcore, but wasn’t exactly pleasant. Bitterness lingered into the finish but wasn’t anything special. Meh. Not bad, but not great either.
StevieT (523) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Big fruity aroma, huge upfront sweet fruity flavour of hops punches you in the mouth with the first sip, such a massive beer, it truly is ’Hardcore’.
Beergeek23322 (2127) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/27/2012. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Floral aromas with caramel, citrus and pine. Nice and bitter all the way with a long dry finish.
nilsas (1180) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
På tap melkebaren. God frisk duft av citrusfrukter og karamell. Dunkel mørk gulbrun farge. Dekkende kremet skum. Frisk god smak av citrus med en anelse karamell.
swegepe (22) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Djup orange färg med lätt skum. Doft med tropiska frukter och rosenblad. Alkoholen döljs och beskan tonar ut mycket elegant. Frisk och läcker.
MrHult (154) - SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust lågt skum. Doftar av humle med toner av mango. Kraftig smak med stor beska. Väl dold alkohol.
SimonBeer (92) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Drinking date: 18 February 2014) The beer looks delicious: hazy amber/orange colour with a thin layer of foam. The aroma is even more delicious: a bit sweet, very fresh, fruity, especially pineapple, strawberry and a bit of lemon. The taste is bitter and sweet, pretty sweet. You also taste/feel the warmth of the alcohol. It tastes really good. The taste is also bitter enough to compensate the sweetness. It leaves a nice bitter aftertaste, with a warm feeling of the alcohol. With some IPA’s the beer is good but it leaves a nasty bitter aftertaste, but with this beer that is not the case. This beer leaves a pleasent bitterness in your mouth. The mouthfeel is also really good, a bit thick, so not too watery, which is good. The carbonation could have been a little bit more, but that doesn’t really matter. Overall I am really enjoying this beer, and it is one of the best IPA’s I have ever had. That’s why I give it the total score of 4.3! :)
Toomio (162) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grunge-etiketti. vahva bittermäisyys ei ole niin paha. Ihan juotavaa tavaraa tämä on. Uusi lasi ja yh-iskänä 4 päivää.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From notes: November 7, 2013.
A: Grapefruit, pine, a bit earthy and some other tropical aromas happening as well... fairly certain I recognize the simcoe hop presence as well.
A: Pours a clear deep amber color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring.
T: Alcohol is overwhelming, drowning out the simcoe hops and everything else. Subtle malts try to present themselves, but just get muted.
M: Medium bodied, smooth and warming.
O: Alcohol was overwhelming.
MattyKakes (80) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good American style IPA double, and it’s smooth. Doesn’t hit ya in the beginning. Refreshing! Cheers!
jkwalking05 (3619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) Light golden in color with an average white head. Aroma is of citrus, floral and light herbs. Taste quite bitter with heavy floral notes, some citrus and light notes of cleaning fliuds.