tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft (in a plastic cup!) at the brewery. Pours an orange amber with average off white head. Nose is pineapple, grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Taste is grapefruit, mandarin orange, pineapple with a little pine. Moderate bitterness. I was not expecting much and was really pleasantly surprised by this. Very fresh.
thepeter (296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at The White Horse during the American Beer Fest over 4th of July weekend. Poured a clear orange and had a lightly frothy head that turned into delicate lacing thoughout the drink. This smelled of everything I love about a great Dipa. Well balanced, sweet smelling but still holds a heavy kick of hop presence. then to top it off, a outdoorsy sweet flower, citrus zest and pine aroma that is what sets it apart from other ipa’s. The flavor is full of Citrus, floral, and sweet yeast which comes through nicely and mingles with the sticky pine and hop flavors that perfectly define the style. The feel is close to perfect with it’s mild carbonation (almost like a cask ale) and medium body. As with any DIpa, I usually have them towards the end of the night as they can wreck the palette and this one being 8% I can’t say that I could drink it all night . . . but I would certainly try to.
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Macgregor’s Penfield. Deep golden color with lace. Tutti-frutti nose, with pineapple, mandarin orange, bubble gum. Fascinating. Great, crazy frit flavors, again bubble gum like, but not in a bad or cloying way. Very original and wonderful use of hops. Soft carbonation. Very fun and tasty.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ap: Orange-amber, although the lighting made it hard to tell.
Ar: Very hoppy with pine, citrus, grapefruit, orange, lemon zest.
T: Well-balanced, bready and caramel malty sweetness balanced with not-too-bitter citrus hops. Spices, even berries maybe?
P: Medium-light feel.
dinkle50 (1071) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold cloudy pour. Thin head that sticks around. Nice lacing. Aroma of cheese and apples. Taste is a little fruity. Light grass. A little sugar and toffee. I wasn’t a huge fan of this one.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Cloudy gold color. Citrus aroma is heavy. Very nice taste. Lots of bitterness but in a good way. It doesn't hang around on your palate forever. I am enjoying this a lot.
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TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle (draught sample).
Pours a deep straw, with a thin, white head.
Hoppy, fruity aroma, apricot, spruce, grapefruit peel, resin, malt, caramel, passion fruit.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Very hoppy taste, malt, caramel, spruce, grapefruit peel, apricot, resin, caramel, yeast, quite herbal finish.
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draft @ my first solo visit to the Sugar Land Saucer .. . Pours a cloudy gold pear .. light to medium foam, lacing is medium strength .. . caramel, sap, and sweet finished wood .. very malt forward .. abv well worked .. nothing i’d spring for again but tasty .. . . mace to face!
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber. Not much aroma. Brown sugar and spice. Some hop bitterness. Not as good as I was expecting.
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DocLock (8241) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper with nose of caramel malt, tropical fruit, honey. Tastes citric, hoppy, fruity, spicy, with overall well hidden alcohol and a rich flavor.