sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think I paid $7 or $8 for this bottle, and while it is a solid IIPA, I’m a bit disappointed. Pours amber with a frothy white head. Nose reveals malt and pine. The flavor is piney, somewhat sweet, and perhaps a bit floral. Nothing spectacular here, but a solid IIPA.
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a bright, hazy orange with a few white bubbles for a head. Nose is huge ! A dry hopped citrus and tropical fruit punchbowl - pineapple, mango, apricot, blood orange. Fantastic. All the same fruits come out in the taste with a huge bitter twist in the end. Massive dry hopped and resinous finish. Mouth feel is creamy and full. Stunning beer
blipp (6892) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Piney hoppy and floral aroma with some sweet malty notes. The flavor is well balanced with sweet malts, piney hops, and floral notes. Solid.
HenrikSoegaard (11436) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull poiwerfull flavor. Great balance betwen hops and malts. Long complex finish. Creamy palate. World class.
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark golden color with great head. Very hoppy aroma and flavor. Anis and herbs flavor and strong...
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap.nel comlesso e una buona birra,con forti note fruttate e floreali,al gusto si ritrovano note fruttate e resinose,finale amaro.ma un po troppa robba insieme e sinceramente sono un po stanco di queste birre.
ambcompte (47) - SPAIN - MAY 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una olor fantàstica, gust amargant, flors, una mica de taronja... una passada
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange. Thin, off-white head with virtually no lacing. Aroma is nice big caramel, tropical fruits, resin and some alcohol. Flavor is caramel sweetness with piney hops and bitter orange peel. Palate is medium bodied with long, bitter hop finish. Decent. Haven’t had Hardcore IPA, but definitely prefer I Beat You.
hayduke (3698) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of a trade from Strykzone. Poured a hazy orange with a foamy light tan head. Light lacing. Big hop nose with malts underneath. Medium body. Smooth mourthfeel. Flavor is complex with some nuances it seems of just about everything. But most of all it tastes good. Quite a beer.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Green Onion in Utica, NY. Cloudy amber pour with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is more subdued than I expected, with subtle notes of nectar fruit, grass, evergreen, and caramel. Flavor is very sweet, with some big ripe peach, grass, and loads of sticky caramel sweetness. Palate is very rich and syrupy. I think this keg might have been hit by a bit of oxidation which I am guessing cut the vibrancy and bitterness I was hoping for, but it still tasted pretty good.