Lukaduke (2986) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle scored in MA during a visit to my folks, Dated 12/?/16... figured Id give it a try ! Pours a yellow golden color with two fingers of white foam. Nose is citrus jello, stale grass, hint of onion and soft sweet malts. Palate follows and taste well past its prime. Grassy bitterness, very full round mouthfeel like hop jello... lackluster and disappointing.
GenDV138 (5714) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled 1/6/2016. Hazy orange with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of big tropical and citrus fruit, floral, pine, onion/garlic. Wonderful fruity aroma. Tastes of big tropical fruit, grapefruit citrus, floral notes, light pine, subtle malt. Medium body with a dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel. Very nice.
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at club quarters, boston. unclear pale golden with a small white cap offering some retention and lacing. peppery weed, citrusy pine, some tropical mangoes, sulphuric grass, spicy and peppery maltiness, clean yeast action. moderate carbonation, light body - oily; assertive yet balanced citrusy-spicy finish. nice weed-driven american ipa.
mathieuc (3254) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty clear golden with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of perfumey fruits and grass. Taste is moderately sweet and fruity. Light sweet cereals. Pine. Body is medium, moderate carbonation and slightly grainy mouthfeel. A bit sticky. Fairly nice, would like to rerate a fresher sample!
Bule (1809) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Pineapple and floral flavors. Bitterness lingers.
mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Imazato. Poured a bright almost clear orange-gold. Big fresh tropical aroma, passionfruit, papaya. The taste follows wonderfully, very nicely balanced, fruity with a good malt backing. Bitter but not overly assertive for a double. Really flavourful and refreshing. Great work.
zoucrew102 (1334) - - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Tropical fruit aroma with some citrus and pine resin hop notes. Pours pale golden colored with a thick off white head with excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with the sweetness of tropical fruit hops that has notes of pineapple and passion fruit with a bit of citrus. Finishes dry but very smooth with light pine resiny hop bitterness to go with citric acidity and flavor. Nice IPA.
Ratman197 (13084) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, dank bud, earthiness and pine resin. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, dank bud and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter dank earthy finish.
ClarkVV (5686) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, 1/13/16 at Tip Tap Room.
Highly clear (touch of chill haze) blonde body shows light carbonation and a small white head with moderately-low to low retention.
Nose is catty, with various stone fruits, biscuits and a touch of dry, lemony citrus notes. Not overly aromatic and though the cattiness isn’t offensive and actually reminds me of a pleasant funk quality, that’s certainly not acceptable here. No alcohol noted in the nose.
Lemons, pears, nectarine and biscuity malts all combine for a fairly mild character overall. Attenuation is good, with just a touch of honey and bread-like sweetness. There’s more catty flavors, however, and nothing is particularly bright or overly flavorful here. Very herbal, dank and subtle. Texture and carbonation are a bit watery/tired and things could use a little boost/tightening in that department. Anyways, at least it’s not resinous.
Light, for sure, which I have no problem with inherently, but if you’re going to go for a reserved/light rendition, why the hell is it 8%??! Perhaps a touch of alcohol warmth on the end. No real contest with New England IPAs....
Concealer (1147) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a soapy, off white head that lasts in places and laces. Aromas of melon, grapefruit, pine, dank, biscuit, light yeast and mango. Flavor is grapefruit, melon, pine resin, biscuit, light herbal notes. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry end.