3fourths (8699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. heavy candied orange dominates the nose. caramel heavy and sweet throughout. medium-full body, creamy and sweet with round mouthfeel, flavor as well dominated by sugared caramel orange candies. filmy finish with zingy hop bitterness but none of the hops are distinct in flavor. starchy spiced orange and cedar shaving lingering late.
kerenmk (3414) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at Rotem’s place. Thanks Dagan. Hazy dark golden, white film. Mango and some grass aroma, taste begins soft, then bitter but not offensive. Light body, soft carbonation, long finish.
davidmg (49) - SPAIN - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color doraro palido ligeramente turbia, poco carbinatada y con espuma blanca y persistente. Aromas a maltas, levaduras y notas resiinosas y citricas. Sabor maltoso ligeramente acida y con una buena dosis de amarillo. Retrogusto a lupulo y alcohol bien balanceado.
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Pours cloudy orangey brown with a nice generous head. The nose is initially a bit elusive but herby notes come through. The taste has a creamy grapefruit with a kinda lime marmalade note on the end. The palate is medium to full bodied with a creamy texture in the middle section and a clean but not too sharp finish, in fact its very elegant. Overall, a lovely balanced beer.
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a decent white head. Lovely aroma. Grassy pine. Flavour is hugely hoppy. Pine again with a little orange and some powerful grapefruit. Syrupy sweet caramel with a fairly clean bitter finish. Like an oil based, pine scented wooden floor treatment. Really delicious though.
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of fruitiness, toasted caramel, and some citrus rinds. Tastes of caramel, toast, some lighter earth, fruity, and citrus. Alcohol well hidden with a thinner body.
parisiona (29) - CYPRUS - MAY 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best beers i have ever tasted. String taste. Perfect aroma!
japi (141) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amber coloured beer with a thin, white head that early disappeared. The aroma is fruity with notes of orange, caramel, hop. First the taste is sweet than the dry, hoppy bitterness is coming. Very soft carbonation, big body. It’s very good but I miss the lack of hophead bitterness.
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a translucent, bright orange with a thin, white head. Nose is nice, big grapefruit, boozy, orange rind, resinous, caramel. Very sweet flavor, almost candy like, honey comb, oranges, lemons, light pine, a little soap. Big, boozy, sticky finish. Not your typical DIPA, much more sweetness and far less bracing bitterness than you’d expect. I didn’t think I’d like this, but wound up being unique and enjoyable.
thornecb (4923) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a tulip. White head quickly recedes to hug rim. Dusty, earthy caramel aromas. Sweet toasted caramel upfront turning slightly sour in the lasting bread finish.