Travlr (21444) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of argo0, thanks! Hazy pale yellow color, small white head. Aroma of grass, scallions, tropical fruit. Taste is bitter lemon, peach, pear. Very nice.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Pony Bar UES, NYC. Pours clear, rich gold with a tight, foamy white head. Lots of juicy citrus and pine in the nose, ripe orange, some bready malts. Medium to hefty sweet flavor with spicy pine, toasty pale malts, ripe orange and grapefruit, pepper, melon, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warm and resinous finish with Plenty of piney bitterness, some sticky grass, orange, spicy pepper, mango. Strong but good.
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose and taste of white sugar, caramel malt, grapefruit, bready malt and light pine/resin. Finishes dry. Medium body.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is catty, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some catty, light bread. Medium body, some resin, light acidity.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours hazy pale yellow with a medium fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dank and herbal hops, pear and apple esters with straw and cereal malt. Flavor is medium hops and heavy bitterness with light malt and fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capone's. Hazy golden color with a white head. Citrus, pineapple, and with some fruitiness. Fruitiness comes out in the tastes with some toastiness.
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid dull gold with white head. Nose is piney hops,, big ruby red grapefruit. Tastes somewhat dry, with a big grapefruit and black pepper flavor, and some finishing resiny and floral notes. This one is rock solid.
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Ben, thanks! Pours a hazy (with sediment) light orange gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of sweet grains and flora with a bit of earthy grass. Flavor has lots of flora and grass with sweet grains backing.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL thanks to argo0. Pours a full haze pineapple, medium white foam. Nose is pineapple, mango, lychee, lemon verbana, custard. Taste is bitter, nutty, salty, fresh. Palate is dry, sharp, bitter, nutty. But very clean and fresh with excellent tropical hop character. Very nice.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste from a 750ml bottle. Hazy golden orange color. Good thin white head. Decent splotches of lace. Was skeptical at first as to how this would hold up, being a "2013 reserve" IPA... But the first sniff is reassuring. Tons of good Nelson Sauvin aromas in the nose. Tons of good floral, tropical fruit, citrus aromas. Light spicy hop. Fantastic, complex hop aroma to this. Light caramel malt. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter, kind of creamy carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Great single hop IPA! Not as assertive and bitter as a lot of American IPAs, very different... But has an awesome, complex aroma to it and a very nice long finish. I bet this stuff is ridiculously good on tap fresh at the source... As I continue with it, though, the sweetness a bit more prominent. Still love that big aroma, though.