tom10101 (4229) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle (375 ml) at home. Bottled June 15th 2015. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks! Split 3-ways.
>>> A boozy and rather spicy IIPA with interesting mangoes features. Good.
- Clear golden-orange with a small white head, moderate retention and little lacing.
- Nice citrusy hops (mangoes mostly) features, especially in taste.
- Really boozy and rather sweet, but at least in taste the sweetness is nicely cut by a burst of juicy mangoes.
- Medium to full body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Boozy finish.
- Caramel and spicy malts provide a good but a bit heavy backbone.
Flavors: Mangoes, boozy, moderate spiciness, malts, mild caramel.
czar (6189) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by minderbinder, thanks bro. pours slightly hazy light golden with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. peppery mangoes, melons and cucumbers, catpee, coconut, spices, spicy maltiness, booze. light carbonation, medium body - oily; assertive yet balanced spicy-citrusy finish. tasty imperial ipa.
brokensail (14038) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Aaronís Wedding Eve Shindig. Lightly hazed golden beer with white foam. Pretty solid pine and grapefruit rind on the tongue. Maybe a bit of tangy tropical fruits? Thereís a big of a sweet malt and fruit character to the flavor. Nice bitter pine and citrus along with a bit of a zest/peel quality. A little oily.
Btbeers (5) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Donít normally rate things this high, but this beer is absolutely DELICIOUS. For a double IPA itís extraordinarily balanced. They take a different approach to your typical DIPA.
This is not a beer for hopheads, but Iíd say a connoisseur instead. Itís full flavored, slightly sweet, citrusy, even a bit fruity. Itís just awesome. An IPA for those who donít even like IPAs.
Terminus (3407) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle-thanks to Andrewje41 for the bottle!
Pours bright orange hue with some lite haze with a soapy white head and good lacing. Nose is huge passionfruit, tropical, mangos, papaya, pineapple and slight pink grapefruit. Flavors exhibit the passionfruit and mango notes quite a bit. This beer has quite a bit of complexity, even for a sample bottled on 5/18. Body is medium and very palatable for a double IPA. Long sweet tropical finish. Lots of papaya and pineapple. Solid stuff!
tightslice (597) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is tropical fruits, peaches, and some kind bud. Taste is mellow with some mild citrus peel bitterness on the finish. Nose is tantalizing, mouth is okay.
beechner224 (977) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from homer. Aroma is super cat pissy, donít get that oj aroma Iíve been getting lately. Taste is sharp, pissy, some grapefruit.
CObiased (152) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pours a clear golden amber color with a fluffy head that mostly dissipates. Big nose full of pine, mango, floral notes, a touch of malt and some herbaceousness. A lot going on in a mouthful - some pine, some citrus, a hint of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, malty backbone and a long bitter smooth finish. Fantastic
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours a Hazy golden color with a white top. Nose of grass and citrus. Big fruit taste with hints of caramel.
popway (118) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright golden colour (note the Brit spelling here, lads) and white foamy head, great slightly sweet nose, lemony aroma, could be more present, though...goes down smooth with loads of accompanying garlic and onion pistanchios.
I know the pistachios might have gotten in the way, but I really liked this beer. Suddenly, Iím craving a second one. Alas. Got only one bottle.