ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FROM NOTES: October 18, ’13
A: Citrus aroma specifically of fresh oranges with some mango and pine notes also.
A: Pours burnt orange with a half-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing.
T: Follows the nose with topical orange rind followed by a big malt backbone. The pine notes balance the tropical notes with a good bitterness.
P: Medium, good carbonation, no alcohol heat.
O: This is every bit as tasty as Heady Topper. An excellent beer and one of the few AIPA that balances the hops perfectly.
ElCapitan22 (26) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange, gold color and is very clear. Smells floral and of hops. Tastes hoppy and floral and of hops. A very tasty choice!
CJ_Pain (17) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Been my favorite IPA for a few years now since I discovered this a few years back when they were bottling not canning. Was always intrigued with this brewery and followed thirst little evolution of a brewery posts while they were getting stared and wished I was still local. So yes I am a little biased as this brewery represents my home town of Tampa. This has always been my fave brew. Would give it a perfect rating but can’t bring myself to as this one has always straddled the line IMHO of IPA and DIPA since it’s inception. Clocking in at 7.5% abv and it is hidden. Good hop profile and very sweet malt backbone. Not quite an IPA but not a DIPA either. However a perfect hybrid of both. Hands down my fave. Enjoy!
Cuso (3651) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Nisse666. Amber colored beer with huge white head.
Strong hoppy aroma with grapefruit, oranges, orange zest, resin with solid malty backbone. Taste, biscuity malt, followed by nice hoppy kick with tangerines, oranges, grapefruit, resin. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very tasty beer.
Frank (2304) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I am drinking this today in honor of the great Hunahpu day debacle of 2014. We must remember in these troubled times that Cigar City is a good brewer who makes good brews. This beer in particular pours a hazy orange color w/ a rocky white head of mixed-sized bubbles. Up front, the nose is heavily pine centric w/ some floral notes in the background. It has a rich juicy texture and a touch of sweetness which brings out some citrus elements when you taste it. Finishes w/ a lingering sugary sweetness on the tongue and a little bit of earthy bitterness. I personally prefer my IPAs a little dryer than this and for the hop notes to be more citrusy than piny but this is a well brewed beer that gives hopheads a whole heck of a lot of what they want most.
SimonTja (31) - Stockholm, - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned on 5 Nov 2013 (4 months 4 days old, or 124 days). Lightly orange, more towards yellow than orange. 1 finger head. Smell of faint grapefruit and citrus. Tastes like peach, grapefruit with very nice sharp bitterness that ends quickly. Taste is better than smell, blind tasted this with 3 other IPAs (Flying Dog SH Simcoe, Nebuchadnezzar) and it had remarkably lighter mouthfeel.
Ozckr (169) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
citrus, amber, golden, orange, cloudy, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, oily feel, lively, bitter,
Erzengel (1707) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The nose is intense grassy hops. Very intensive. The beer itself starts very nice floral. the body is slightly sweet, but the nice floral hops are in the foreground. Pine, hints of citrus. Fresh cut grass. Very intense. The aftertaste is long, nicely bittered and slightly sweetish. The floral aroma lasts till the end and harmonises great.
A very nice and floral IPA. Probably a hint too sweet (at least for me) --> 11/12/11/12
Leini (547) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml can. Golden body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, grapefruit, pine and citrus. Some alcohol and floral notes.
//Rated via Beer Buddy
circinus (138) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 33 cl from Systembolaget. Hazy dark orange with a thin beige head. Orange marmelade, pine, citrus, very nice bitterness. Medium/full body, medium carbonation, bitter finish. Unfortunately lost quite a bit of the aroma.
Fukito (718) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with a medium white head. Strong pine, resinous aroma with some nettle notes. Hoppy flavor with just enough malt backbone to not keep it unidemnsional. Medium palate. Refreshing yet very tasty and flavorful. One of the more solid IPAs I have had in a long time.