MIBRomeo (2346) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oddly clear for a dbl pale golden with a tall white well laced thick head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit some tropical fruits a hint of strawberry along with a sweet caramel. Avg pal a bit dry and sticky. Flavor is milder than expected. Finishing bitter dry piney grassy hops the front is to brief and lacks some punch has some fruity notes a good amount of cereal... OK. Certainly not as good as I expected from past ratings.
Martinus (1791) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of mandarin, hay, fruits and honey. Bitter hoppy flavour, fruity, mandarin and grapefruit. Fruity finish, mandarin, pineapple and orange peel.
(From 1pt 9 fl.oz. bottle @ joes. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!!)
BlackIPA (717) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ours a very clear yellow with a lasting puffy white head. Aromas of sweet tropical fruit. Taste is similar, but the tropical fruit is overshadowed by pine bark bitterness. Finishes with a touch of alcohol heat and lip smackingly bitter. Pretty good.
Benzai (4345) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes, Martinus and Judyvv. Hazy yellow to orange color, full sized fair lacing white head. Smell lightly malts, hops, mandarin, lightly grapefruit. Taste lightly malts, hops, lightly grapefruit, mandarin and bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (2274) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes thx to benzai. Slightly hazy yellow to orange, big white head. Smells fresh, very fruity, hoppy, lovely. Tastes bitter, dry, hoppy, slightly fruity. Soft carbo, medium body.
pinkie (118) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky, deep, yellow/ orange with a rambunctious head of soft foam that fell leisurely to some sticky, splotchy lace. The 1/2 inch of foam never left this beer. So pretty in the glass but not really orange. If you can appreciate that, it looks like lemon amber. Nose is scrumptious. Grapefruit, peaches, pineapple very tropical and juicy. A delicious malt character that is deep and full. Biscuit, bread and cracker. I would swear itís pilsner malt I am smelling. Plenty of hop resin on the nose and some pine but not so much pine that itís all you can smell. Taste is biscuit and cracker, strong, deep and full. A bitterness that does not exceed your ability to taste it or to want to have more if it. Perfectly balanced. Smooth, rich without heaviness. The hops are full but not out of proportion. Good bitter in the dry finish, with resonant malt and juicy fruity hops with a pine aftertaste rather than a pine sol taste up front.
In my opinion, this beer came right up to Alchemy Hour and said "look at me." Itís not the same as alchemy hour in that it has more cracker and biscuit malt, without as much caramel sweetness, and thatís why I like it so much.
Fech (259) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden fizzy pour. Nice tall white nose with great lacing. Hoppy yet fairly light and crisp.
smarika (1) - - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice flavor and color without the heaviness. Can easily drink the pint without feeling full/overwhelmed. Highly recommended.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
draper84 (4) - Painted POst, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly yellow poor. Thin head that lasts and laces well. Also it builds as the glass is emptied. Aroma of creme fraiche apricots and pine needles with just a hint of mustiness. Mouth feel transforms from somewhat acidic to smooth and creamy. Overall I love this one it was a nice find
Tonkun (319) - New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light golden pour with a creamy white and thick head. Pineapple, pine, citrus. Bitter sweet, citrus peel, chocolate, spice. Very good and complex
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
allfreej (511) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almost lagery looking gold with a nice, foamy white head.
Nose is lots of pineapple with what seemed like a hint of brett. Probably just the pineapple hop aroma talking as I detected no funkiness in the flavor or subsequent nosing.
Flavor is sweet malt with a pineapple mango hop finish. Just a hint of alcohol comes through in the aftertaste.
Medium full mouthfeel.
A very tasty DIPA. I find the pineapple character in this one to be very refreshing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.