Zymurgeist2 (1742) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bomber to pint glass. Moderate citrus and moderate low lime. Slight sweet malt. Brushed golden-orange with a pure white head to collars. Slight lacing. Massive trub detracts from an otherwise pretty beer. Taste is fresh citrus. Orange with slight spice nicely in the background. Overall an enjoyable beer and easy drinking.
superspak (4467) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was recently released. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright gold color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, lime, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of bright citrus hops and citrus peel spicing with moderate pale bready malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, lime, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, herbal, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine and citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, lime, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, herbal, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of bright citrus hops and citrus peel spicing with moderate pale bready malt sweetness; with a very crisp malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice citrus spiced IPA! All around good balance and complexity of bright citrus hops and citrus peel spicing with moderate pale malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
shoulderbroken (3520) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Share of Kyoto Lefty’s bottle. Thanks. Good stuff, bit creamy, sorachi? Nice if not so exciting. Was leathered at this stage.
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Golden color. Herbal, hoppy nsoe, malty. Herbal and floral flavor, honey, citrus flavors, bitter finish. Decent, nice use of spices.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber n color, hazy with extra trub light head. Nice IPA flavor with tons of trub and added spices. This was a interesting beer. Not bad.
BigBeer45 (1412) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a bomber bottle,
this ale had a clear light to medium yellow pour with some gold and presented a two finger white, wispy head that receded quickly to a thin cover and ring, there were many particles in the glass, not a haze, the particles got bigger and there were clumps that poured towards the bottom of the bottle, the bottom of the bottle had a thick layer of particles floating around,
the aroma was lemon and citrus hops with light toasted malt, it had a little grapefruit and orange in the background and a little sweetness,
the nose had a lot of citrus,
it had flavors of lemon, grapefruit and citrus hops with light malt, pretty much the same as the nose, it had some malt, bread and white sugar sweetness,
the finish had a medium or less hop bitterness with lots of citrus and little malt trailing on the tongue,
the mouth feel was light with generous carbonation,
this IPA had a lot of citrus.
WillRunForBeer (2185) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Ale House. Pours orange brown with a big off white head that clings. Aroma is citrus and biscuit. Flavor is caramel malt, bitter lime and grapefruit citrus. Sounds good, but doesn’t quite work for me. Lime pith and grass bitter in the finish.
AGknights44 (20) - - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Let the bottle warm to 45-50 before opening!
Aroma of citrus zest and American hops. Lime shines in flavor much more than aroma. Moderate bitterness. Finishes slightly tart from lime and zest.
The lime sets this apart from other IPAs. Overall a solid base IPA, depends on your lime preference
melush (2657) - SPAIN - MAY 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tirador, en 23 Craft Beerz en Nagoya, Japon. Color dorado. Sabor a lupulo, ligeramente citrico y frutal.
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Coronado tasting room, Coronado Island SD, 20/04/14.
Murky yellow orange with a moderate off white swirl and edgework.
Nose is orange squash, light spice, hint of pine, grapefruit, mandarin.
Taste comprises floral hops, orange squash, tangerine, straw, light toast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness.
So so IPA, tasty and refreshing in some senses but a little 1D and over orangey, lacks a hoppy punch.