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 (4947) - 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 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, 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.
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2011 Very sweet and strong.
Orange-brown pour. Aroma more subdued. chewy and rich mouthfeel. Flavor is hoppy and has some caramel malt (oxidation?). Great.
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, May 2011. Pours unclear amber with a small white head. Peach and pine. Sweet and sticky - not too sweet. Fine balance. Smooth and full bodied. Good.
RexTalionis (3519) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Poured hazy amber in colour with creamy tan head. Nice pine and fruity hops in aroma. Flavour filled with grassy notes in different forms. Quite grassy bitter finish.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear amber colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of strong hops with fruits like citrus with spices. The taste of fruits like citrus and some orange with hop bitter. It’s very spicy in the back. The aftertaste is dry bitter with spices and a little sweet.
Kateroseearly (2) - - APR 30, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bought in Shinjuku. Excellent floral aroma. Small-medium head which dissolves somewhat quickly. Dark amber in color, full body, delicious! This beer has a lovely complexity consistent with Mikkeller brews, and hoppy bitterness consistent with BrewDog brews. Highly recommended.
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - APR 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle picked up a Supermarket liquors on Fort Collins
Appearance: Hazy orange/golden with a big off-white head and light lacing
Aroma: Caramel, tropical fruit and pine resin
Taste: Smooth and full mouthfeel of pine resin, grapefruit, caramel with a dry finish
A nice IIPA.
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A translucent bloody orange sits, calmly exuding a big white head of fluff. Aroma is all hops, delicious hops: spicy pine with a hint of sweet malt. I’m not a fan of hoppy beers but this is pretty close to perfection. A perfect balance of malt and spicy hops flow over a medium body. Simple, elegant, balanced and delicious.