bp (868) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark amber with a foamy white head, hoppy citrus aroma, hoppy and malty taste, slight bitter finish
snoworsummer (4303) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours clear copper with a fizzy, bubbly beige head. Tastes like grapefruit, citrus hops, resin, toast, and light booze. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like toasted malt, grapefruit, citrus hops, resin, and light booze.
jbruner (3783) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange on tap with white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of nice tropical and citrus hop notes and slight caramel malts. Taste is nice hop forward new school IPA with solid balance.
Slipstream (2382) - USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine hoppy concoction. Some caramel up front, blending into mildly acidic hop flavors. Grapefruit rind, pale malt sweetness. Very good
euniceradio (390) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clouded blood orange, tan sticky head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, mango, candied peach, and some fig. Taste of same with grapefruit bitters. Astringent alcohol finish. Mouthfeel is moderate with good carb.
SODAK14 (333) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not an IPA fan but this one was very good...meaning I could drink multiple bottles of them! Not too hoppy and not a bitter after taste at all. Deschutes has another good one on its hands.
ogre71 (260) - Utah, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty of hops with this one, but its a good combination not over powering and bitter .
GoufCustom (1439) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.
Looks: Clear amber brown colour; Half finger head and soapy off-white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.
Aroma: Quite fragrant Ale malt, with floral, light melon, strong Bock-ish malt, light molasses, spices, strong yeast, biscuits, lemon and light grass.
<p.Taste: Medium sweet full Ale malt, with moderate roastyness, strong caramel, very strong molasses, thin pine , strong resins, strong spices, light earth, dry biscuits, strong yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and fairly strong grass.
Body: Close to medium body. Slick and quite oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Very Bock-ish palate upfront woth strong caramel. Good maltyness, but its body rather thin. No fruityness except lemon. Strong molasses in which the bittering hops didn’t quite match it. Resin and spicy. I wish there’s something more…
Hoppiness: Floral, light melon, spices, lemon and light grass n nose. Strong resins, strong spices, light earth, strong lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is strong, not enough to counter the sweetness for a lasting, quite high astringent sweet-bitter finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Sweet and bitter to mouth.
Comments: Like Anchor IPA, this one has strong Munich malt influence for that typical Bock maltyness, but with all the heavy hops, its aroma and taste is strangely devoid of fruits, only strong spice, resin ooze, lemon and bitterness to match the strong sweetness, with partial success. Quite drinkable, if only the missing fruity hops elements can be filled in. Okay.
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured red amber with small head. Pine aroma. Sweet bitterness. Honey flavor. Dry resin finish. Ok aftertaste
Brentv (611) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a big white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste has a medium sweetness, caramel, and citrus. This bottle sat in the back of my cellar for four years, so I’m sure the hops have been affected. Nonetheless, this was delicious and I can say that it ages very nicely. Medium mouthfeel.