maledictum (741) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a generally clear dark orange amber with a thin white foamy head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of ripe fresh fruit, apricots, pine, citrus, grapefruit, floral hops, some faint spice. Flavor is also sweet and floral with stronger floral hops notes, pine, apricots, citrus, grapefruit, some faint spice. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange and shiny. Appearance is great!
Fruit & spice: peach, nutmeg and cloves. Punchy aromas but not so complex.
Thin bubbles and velvety texture. Good palate.
Nice character but a bit too spicy and heavy flavours. Not very subtle.
Well brewed but not my favorite.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark orange-amber color with thin white beaded head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, green bananas, and mangos. Taste is very fruity with hints of citrus, grapefruit, and tropical fruit with an adequate malt backbone and substantial hop bitterness. A really well-rounded IPA.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks JoeMcPhee for the beer. Hazy orange glow with a frothy white head. Fantastic fruit gum, graperuit hop aroma. Initial rich fruit flavour. Silky texture with a very bitter tangy finish. Sharp bitter, spicy finish.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in the Cigar City Tasting room.
orange/amber hue. Nice subdued hoppy aroma. Hoppiness doesnít destroy the palate like a lot of IPAs. An easy beer to drink. I felt this beer didnít quite live up to itís hype, but still a good IPA
larsga (7150) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body with light carbonation.
Funky mealy tropical fruit aroma with resiny toffee and citrus
and white wine notes. Dry-sweet resiny pineapple and straw taste
with mealy toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel.
Dry mealy tropical fruit and citrus aftertaste with funky grassy
resiny notes. Very, very nice, and the wild yeast character (if
thatís what it is) really gives it a lift. (0.75l bottle, wine
monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, thin foamy white head. Aroma full of hops, very floral and fruity, some citrus, pine, and resin. Incredibly smooth and balanced. Flavor is bitter and fruity, really round and lovely hoppy. Fantastic beer.
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - JAN 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy and dark orange colour with avergae white head. Aroma of fermented fruits like pineapples, green bananas and grapefruit. Medium bitterness on the taste with some light citrus notes with hops. Medium body, oily feel, average carbonation and some light sweet short after taste. Good.
musinj6 (494) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy honey with thin heady. Aroma is citrus, grapefruity and pine. Big hop bitterness up front that mellows with the finish with the faintest hint of sweet. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. A good bitter IPA that is very drinkable. Thumbs up on this one!
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A honey colored beer with soft white head. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is bitter with a large dose of biscuit malt. I think I got an old bottle. Funky aftertaste. Iíll have to try this again later.