sitzds (280) - - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can into shaker pint. Pours clear copper-orange with a finger and a half of white head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is full-on citrus hops with tangerine and apricot notes, and some caramel malt. Taste is briefly sweet then a moderate to strong citrus rind bitterness takes over. Medium bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish.
hallinghansen (1865) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flight at the brewery. Cloudy yellow body with a medium offwhite head. Light malty, hops, grass, pine, grapefruit, lemon,peach, pineapple. So fresh and delicious.
Howlader (660) - - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC. SAVOR 2012 takeover event.
demmbonz (482) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared can. Golden yellow. Frothy head. Floral aroma. Juicy hop flavor. Delicious IPA.
hman43 (292) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours golden with a full white head. The aroma has hops, caramel, grapefruit, orange peel. The taste starts with a caramel kick with citrus flavors, and other hops. There are strong floral elements as well. It has got a bitter kick on the palate as well. Excellent IPA all the way around.
doctordd8 (2) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of citrus. Nice appearace . Light orange. Fast is of pine and citrus. No bitterness. Overall in my top 10 IPAs.
Weezel (163) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy gold and copper. Tropical hop aromas of mangos, tangerines and some wet pine in the background. Taste is more tropical up front with some sweet malt background. Great example of what citrusy and tropical hops do to an IPA.
tmoreau (2287) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellared, competition 750 ml. bottle, shared & poured to snifters, showing a hazed, amber hue, with a presentable layer of off white head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. Expected and found the nose to express a kind of Barleywine scent, with malty sweetness, and a quite diminished presence of fruit & citrus. The taste, on the other hand, was bolder, with a pronounced & lingering hop bitterness, surviving fruit with some tropical flavor, alcohol warmth, and some finishing dryness. May have lost the aroma, but otherwise aged gracefully, although I shouldn’t have put the bottle through it.
VastActiv (2542) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Tropical fruits, pine, hints of grape, sweetness, hops and malts.
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml can, trade with djoeye. Hazy apricot coloured body. Remaining off-white head, fair amount of lacing down the glass. Peach, grass, and pine to the nose. Taste of pine needles and grassy hops together with a touch of dried fruits. Solid dry bitter end. Well bodied, soft in the mouth. Standard American IPA, more or less. (shared with Finn, Tromsø 25.06.2014).
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful IPA. You know at this point I’ve had so many IPA’s and they all taste so similar. I’d be kidding myself if I told you I could tell them apart just by taste or pick apart specific flavors, but this one really stands out along with other favorites Bell’s Two Hearted and BP Sculpin. Very present hop character that isn’t overwhelming with a rich fruity malt character as well. Incredibly well balanced. Love this beer.