ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes; November 1, ’13.
A: Strong dry hop aroma (Galaxy hops), with pine needle notes and hints of caramel and citrus.
A: Pours a golden orange, not much head or lacing.
T: Lots of citrus and fresh hop bitterness comes through, with a strong caramel sweetness as well. Taste is better than the nose certainly.
P: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth, slightly oily mouthfeel.
O: Nothing special, the sweet maltiness confuses the taste, but a decent overall east coast DIPA.
jsnicholas (63) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz): slightly cloudy golden brown. Small head. Very nice, worth another drink.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
ipalotdotcom (12) - USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bold orange citrus nose with more than its share of bright hoppy character. A whiff of sweet maltiness hits you a moment after you adjust to the sharpness.
Dark orange in color with a shade or two of brown creeping in. Head is white and fell apart quickly but left some lacing on the side of the glass.
Bitter and sweet are both big components, but also balance each other very well. The bitterness wins out with it’s length.
The body is bold and fairly full leading to a slightly thicker than expected texture. Very lively bubbles keep pushing flavor into the mouth, Sweet and bitter finish, but the orangey maltiness fades before the sharp bitterness does.
I like this beer a lot because it is well balanced, even though the balance is further down to the bitter end of the scale, the maltiness is bold enough to stand up to it.
giancarloh (45) - - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA loved it, very tasty you can feel the bitterness of this beautiful crafted beer I will recommend
fiveacestx (535) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - cloudy dark orange pour with a small head and some lacing. Has a dank earthy aroma and taste. Bready biscuit and malty. Heavy body and medium bitter mouthfeel.
mcberko (5931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle at Brewdog Leeds, pours an opaque darkish orange with a small off-white head. Nose is fairly fruity and hoppy, with loads of resinous hops, woody notes and stone fruits. Flavour is fresh and fruity, with lots of fresh stone fruits, resinous hops, and a dry caramely biscuity malt backbone. Very well-balanced, with still a fresh presence of hops. Very nice stuff.
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep orange, with an off-white head.
Hoppy, fruity, quite malty aroma, caramel, apricot, spruce, citrus.
Dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, resiny taste, apricot, spruce, caramel, grapefruit.
Enjoyable, put I expected more "oomph" in the hop regime. (2014-06-27)
VsXsV (2143) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost clear deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, mango, bread, fresh hops and grapefruit. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of tangerine, mango and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. OK.
BMan1113VR (7817) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (no easily findable best by date). Pours with a deep copper hue and a small, off-white head that fades quickly. Aromas are of crystal malt, iced tea, sweet, lightly oxidized, orange rind, lightly tropical hops. Flavors are fruity, mildly grainy, mildly biscuity, iced tea, orange blossoms, light citrus, tropical, faded. Well hidden alcohol. Quite sweet, medium carbonation.
Garrold (1078) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bottledog, Kings Cross. Hazy amber. Filmy, sticky, white head. Sweet, juicy malt. Dank, ripe, tropical fruit. Thick, mint toffee. Taste is fusty sweet. Round, juicy bitterness. Palate is soft, baggy and chewy. Finish is greasy bitter. That keeps going...
Maris (952) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 355ml bottle on 27/6/2014. Pours a cloudy very dark golden with a smallish head. Has a pretty big toffee malt aroma with some fruity hops in there as well. Take a sip and it’s very malt forward - lots of sweet caramel and toffee, with a good dollop of sweet citrus, balanced by some nice firm hops, featuring some light grapefruit, resin and spice. Has a lovely mouth feel - the palate is slick and a touch creamy and the carbonation is average. This is a really nice IPA (or DIPA if that’s intended), albeit a rare one where the malt actually holds sway over the hops.