Fatehunter (1605) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours two and half fingers of head on a hazy darker straw colored body.
The aroma is lots of mango and papaya with grapefruit in the background.
The taste starts with a dry bitterness, mild honey sweetness, then super bitter pine, some tropical fruit to mellow it a bit and finishes on a mild bitter note.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Big bitter, but with a variety of flavors.
Vir4030 (560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clearish dark orange with a thickish white head. Nose is a bit sour and mild. Mouthfeel is good and flavor leaves a hoppy sweetness through the back of the mouth. Good flavor and nice way to sample some Galaxy hops. Love the galaxy hops, and you can taste their deliciousness here.
samsmith33 (528) - - MAY 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance is golden orange. Strong white head. Suspended globules.
Aroma is lemon, orange, light pine.
Taste is ash, pepper?, alka seltzer.
Feel is a touch creamy, medium carbonation.
tekstr1der (124) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper pour with thin white top. Heavy, pleasant aroma of citrus and resin. Flavors are bold, bitter, and slightly harsh aftertaste. Pretty solid offering, and worth trying.
dhatton (137) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-amber body with off-white foam. Head leaves sticky descending rings. Big citrus notes up front with malt on the back. Massive layers of tropical fruit - mango, grapefruit, peach, etc. Fresh and hoppy with a lasting bitter finish.
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Bishops Arms, Umeå. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, some biscuity notes as well as floral and fruity notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some grass and mild earthy and biscuity notes.
TBone (13711) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Umeå. Ruby red color, good off-white head. Bready, piney aroma. Medium-bodied. Resin, bready. Feels less than 8%. Not very fresh.
olio (7349) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ Bishops Arms.
Pours copper color with a small head. Hoppy aroma with tropical fruits and resin. Sweet tropical fruit flavor, resinous hops, pine and caramel. Nice, alcohol well hidden.
laiti (6828) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
35,5 cl bottle @ Bishops Arms, Umeå. Aroma is nice with tropical fruits and resiny tones. Flavour is somewhat heavy and sweet with resin, pine needles, fruity hops and some gooseberry bush. Also mellow gluey tones. Fruity and nice. A DIPA? Well, I thought this would be an IPA. Or American strong.
TimE (3989) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hugely hoppy heady nose. Like sticking your nose into a fresh bag of hops. The mouth is very heady, strong, full bodied, like chewy on a hop cone, but decent enough baclbone to balance things out. Über hoppy and lovely.
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still love me some Galaxy hops and Clown Shoes finally comes through in a big way for me. Great flavor consistency and pour.