b3shine (5301) - Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to pint (shared with family; thanks DuffMan). Looks solid; malty though. A deep orange with foamy light beige head. Smells bittersweet with notes of hops and toffee. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Solid beer.
raphael (876) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sawdust, strawberry, caramel. Solid amber clarity with modest white head. Caramel tomato sweetness with resin and a little grapefruit, plus alcohol, overall on the sweet side with not much to distinguish it.
jsmerig (1229) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy orange yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of Zesty citrus hops. Taste is resinous and orange citrus bitter. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth with a nice dry finish
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Bottle share thanks to DanielBald. Nose is a ton of citrus. Taste is quite bitter and astringent. Meh. 6/4/6/3/12=3.1
Re-rake: wow, this must be a fresher can than that bottle. very yummy, lots of tropical fruit with a sweet malt presence that is balanced out by a firm but not astringent hop bitterness. The 9% is extremely well hidden. Not hot...slightly warming. well done.
pictoman (475) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Clear, light copper brown with full light beige head. Aroma very citrusy hops, pineapple, and caramel malt. Taste much the same. The citrus elements really come out, but not in a sweet way. Medium body.
neepsntatties (1200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...cloudy gold-amber with a thick off white head. Nose...massive tropical fruits and pine resin with treacle sirop. Palate...unctuous and incredibly piney with cling peaches and pineapple in heavy sirop. There’s mango galore mid palate and quince with Seville orange marmalade and lemon creme, all around. The finish is thick and coating, with more of the tropics coming in to play. A damn fine impy IPA, and one helluva value for a bomber of ale!
czar (4259) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy golden-orange with a small off-whtie head, some retention and lacing. dank fruits, mangoes, oranges, candied oranges, citrus, pink grapefruit with a pinch of sugar - quite juicy in fact, lightly tart little yellow fruits, doughy and cushiony pale yet lightly toasted malts, some caramel, spicy malts and hops too, gently earthy/piney, touch of spicy cake. moderate sweetness - honey with a hint of maple. boozy but not overly. bitter, yet not overly. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, short yet assertive grassy-spicy-juicy-citrusy finish. good.
exeter (283) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Poured an amber colour ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of hops is pretty intense with bitter and citrus notes clearly identified. Taste is a great mix between some citrus and bitter hops with a good caramel malt backbone. One of the best of it’s style.
AgentAle (627) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus and grapefruit hoppiness. Taste is quite hoppy...getting some earthy notes pairing with with the citrus hops. Malt character masked in hopiness but some sweet malt flavors are there. Appearance is clear gold with thin lace head with good retention.
Madsen1635 (233) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark golden pour with creamy offwhite head. Aroma has sweet malt and hops. Taste is quite bitter but overall balanced.