UjoKlobasa (236) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pale amber color, clear liquid. Strawberry smell, heavy sweet continuing also in finish. Good.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #1363 7.12.2014 355mL Bottle from the 2014 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, piney, lemon zesty and cookie dough malt. Taste is more of the same, dry piney citrusy hops and pastry malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Mild pale malts, citrus pith, juniper, faint sweetness, and moderate bitterness. Not bad.
varanid99 (832) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with a decent white head. Pine, tropical fruit, caramel, citrus aromas. Taste is pine, citrus, stone fruit, caramel. A little sweetness that gives way to a nice long bitter finish
simonblaine (530) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2015 Pours light yellow brown, head dissipates quickly. Aroma of piney clove malt. Taste is hoppy, bitter, piney. Good.
StevieT (1244) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Oh my God, this could be my new favourite IPA, so well balanced with the malt and hop punch. Fantastic stuff.
andrewje41 (2037) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured. Much thanks Dad for thinking of me when you were down in New Zealand. Pours a clear golden color with a thin oily head. Sweet fruit and hop forward aroma. Thicker body with grassy hops, slight fruit, and mild grain finish. Nice hop character throughout. Overall, good IPA.
Lagerboy (1736) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Clear golden orange, off-white foam settles and mostly lasts. Sweet tropical fruity hop aroma. Taste is mostly a tropical fruity punchbowl, some grapefruit, forest and floral notes, moderately malty, a bit oily and resiny. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, more aggressively hopped. Finish is more floral grapefruit. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
GlassBrass440 (313) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pure gold colour with a short lasting white head. Lovely aromas of citrus, rosewater, a hint of pine, banana bread, and something unidentifiably pleasant. Flavours bring pine, citrus and sweet malts before finishing quickly and quietly; leaving only a mild bitterness and slightly sticky mouthfeel.
sulawang (835) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Visual: Pours clear golden amber with a small dissipating head, a thin layer of very micro retention, spread out large CO2 slow steady streams.
Nose: aromatic tangerine-apricot-peach hops, almost perfume-like. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: resin, pine
Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-2)-sweetness, (MAIN) grassy, apricot, more pine, caramel malts
Finish: burpy, soft-bitter + salty hopped finish.
Summary: Orchard fruit and pine with a SALTY bitter hopped finish; quite interesting to say the least. With so many IPAs out there, this one isn’t to my taste.