popery (1677) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is a bright yellow gold color. Good clarity. Medium white head. Good retention. Mild caramel. Pretty big malt sugariness. Pineapple, grapes, orange hops. Fairly juicy. A little danker pine underneath. Taste has a lot of hoppiness. More malt flavor than I’m used to, at least for the wave of newer IPAs. Medium bitterness. Medium body. Finishes fairly dry.
ineedbeer (1264) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a growler.
Aroma is very hop forward with some nice grapefruit and orange citrus notes. Moderate tropical fruit with mango and pineapple. Light melon and stone fruit. Light malt notes with a hint of caramel. Light resin.
Pours a brilliantly clear, golden orange with a small moderately thick, white head that recedes to the edges where it lingers. Medium lacing and small legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with some cracker and biscuit as well as faint caramel. High bitterness but not harsh. Moderate grapefruit and orange with some lighter tropical fruit. Even lighter stone fruit notes. A hint of the alcohol in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a very nice IPA with a lot of hop character. Nice bitterness and not too sweet and malty. Pretty nice.
Beerman6686 (5396) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a lighter orange color with a white head. Aroma was of lots of dank and resinous hops, light tropical and grapefruity character too. Flavor was similar, fruity, earthy, dry, and hid the alcohol well. Nice.
OsuStu (136) - - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015 Golden draft. Negligible bubbly white head. Floral, apricot, and candy aroma. Pine, bitter root vegetable, a little malt banana and orange, bubblegum. Soapy, silky finish.
rxeight (1943) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler, from a grocery store in Columbus, thanks to my brother, who does not understand my hobby, but supports my alcoholism. Darker golden yellow. Aroma is straight hops. Pine and grapefruit heavy. Taste has good bit of bitterness and finishes with an even stronger bitter bite. An all out hop assault, yet somehow incredibly drinkable. I always feel like an ass comparing one beer to another, but this really reminds me of heady topper.
Marheb (3291) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Echantillonné au Bagby Fest): Bonnes céréales miellées rehaussées d’une résine herbacée vive. Bonne exubérance, grande élégance des houblons.
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler to Tulip. (Thanks Treebute!!) Pours a bright golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is floral and grassy hop notes. Taste is pleasantly bitter.
GRM (3339) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: straw, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of white head, light lacing; nose: tropical fruits, light pine, floral hops, slight malt, freshness, crisp; mouth: tropical fruits, light pine, floral hops, slight malt, crisp, finale in tropical fruits with presence of orange, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, slightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : paille, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc, légère dentelle; nez : fruits tropicaux, léger pin, houblon floral, très léger malt, fraîcheur, franche; bouche : fruits tropicaux, léger pin, houblon floral, très léger malt, fraîcheur, franche, finale en fruits tropicaux avec présence d’orange, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, 1égèrement sucrée, texture très légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler @ THT, thx Kermis. Aroma is huge piney zesty fruity hops, some malt notes. Flavour to. LRAB.
jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at the Jim goes to Malaysia tasting, Den Haag. Thanks Kermis. Poured a clear straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is big citrus, grassy hop, pine needle. The flavour is moderate sweet with a real grass bucket, nettle hop, citrus palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A real hop fest. Nicely balanced and highly drinkable.