GenkiGonzo (456) - Kyoto, - JUN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Craft Beer Base in Osaka. Beautiful copper colour, mild nose. Strong pine and bread flavours with a hint of fruit. Crisp finish.
spacecube (1082) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle, pours amber gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is caramel and biscuit malts, piney hop, citrus and a bit of peppery spice. Medium bodied, creamy and oily texture with average carbonation. Medium sweet balanced with a long bitter finish.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a mug.... golden pour with large frothy head that stuck to side of glass...
AWISLguy (1517) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can from Total Wine in Jensen Beach, no date. Hazy orange pour. Aroma has citrus and pine, with toffee. Taste is of heavy resin, some grapefruit, some pine and toffee. Later definite grainy rye shows through. Medium bodied. Finishes bitter and sweet, leaning to the bitter side. 3 Shrug? Not bad, also not real good. The rye is always nice, but more hops would be good. 13.5
Darkmagus82 (1896) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-28-13-
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange color with a one finger white colored head. The head has a great level of retention fading over time to leave a good level of decent on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew is biggest of sweet tropical fruits of tangerine and a bit of mango mixed with bittering hop smells of a grapefruit and light herbal hop aroma. Mixed with these smells are notes of a bready smells as well as some hints of rye, along with a light amount of a candy like sugary sweet smell.
Taste – The taste begins with some of the tropical fruit flavors that were detected in the nose as well as some grapefruit citrus hop. A rye flavor is absent at first being hidden by a more bready and caramel malt flavor initially. The bready flavor loses ground thought as the taste advances and the rye becomes a little stronger allowing it to be detected. While this occurs, so too does the sweetness dry out a little with the grapefruit citrus growing stronger as the flavor advances to the end. In the end a bit of a pine hop comes to the tongue as well finishing off the flavor transitions and leaving a citrusy hoped flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker and creamier side with it beginning more smooth and developing crisper in the mouth as the taste moves from the start to the finish. This is rather nice of the hoppy nature of the brew although not perfect for the sweeter fruit. While the creamier body was not as good for the fruit , the prickly carbonation was quite nice for fruit as well as helped enhance the spiciness of the hop.
Overall- A nice and tasty IPA. On the smoother side with a big grapefruit flavor complimented with some lighter pine and a sweeter fruit flavors. Quite drinkable and well worth a try.
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint can. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Rye breadiness, floral, toasted grains, and some citrus.
Travlr (14150) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Antenna America in Yokohama. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of floral caramel. Taste starts with sweet caramel, bitter finish.
mkel07 (3875) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
473ml can from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from April 2013. This is a good beer with loads of citrus in the aroma and also the flavour, in a can no less.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, malt biscuit, dry crisp finish. Light bitterness, well balanced, crushable
burg326 (4112) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an amber color with aromas of light spice, some citrus hops, and light pine. Flavors are the same, mostly pine and citrus, light spice from the rye in the aftertaste.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colored, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is rye with notes of citrus, grapefruit, light caramel, some grass. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness.