bmerz (732) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Cask at Blind Tiger. Hazy yellow beer with good soapy head for a cask. Aroma is ripe citrus juice, light pine. Taste adds a wet horse blanket and vaguely meaty flavor before a quite strong bitterness kicks in. Feel is cool and texture is dusty. Really good though not refined cask ipa.
Bottle from Breukelen Bier Merchants. The head is really creamy and fully lasting, like it doesn’t go away and leaves thick. The aroma is similar to the cask with a bit more of a soapy note. The flavor is more juicy sweet though less bitter. I don’t get any obvious maple. The texture is softer and fresh. It’s a comforting reassuring IPA. Bravo.
dagimp (796) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at The Greeks in Narberth. Just arrived that day so it must be fresh! New typey DFH 750ml bottle. Pours with a tooooooooonnnnnnnn of frothy white head. An explosion if you will. For sure this is bottle conditioned. Very mild floral aroma. Darkish golden and hazy profile. Lots of thick lacing. Mouthfeel is just too carbonated even after sitting out for a long time. Taste is quite good. Earthy, doughy taste. Plenty of grass, lemon, mild pine sap, vanilla and wood (cedar). Damn good beer. Really tasted like a cask conditioned IPA. It was $13 a bottle so I'm not sure I'd buy it again any time soon, but I did really like it. Let it sit out uncapped a while, the flavor gets better.
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BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2012 Pours hazy golden with a massive exploding head. Aroma of citrus lemon hops. Smells so fresh. All the pine hops you expect up front, with an interesting sweet finish that keeps the bitter from hitting the back of your throat. Less citrus flavor than I would expect from te nose, but the maple keeps a smooth, faintly sweet pine hop taste. Good stuff. Prefer this to the 90. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold color. Slighty hazy. Woody aroma with some hop notes. Medium heavy body and relatively high carbonation. Clean finish. Lingering hop bitterness.
Iphonephan (4043) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared with friends. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick off white head. Fruity hop aroma. Strong hops muted by maple syrup. Bitter finish. Nice.
Spab (2723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle courtesy of MK. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with large, slightly off-white head. Aroma is juicy, piney/citric hops with caramel and very subtle maple syrup. Flavour has similar hop profile with solid malt base and gentle maple sweetness. Nice bitterness in finish. Quite good.
JulienHuxley (4029) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear gold pour with white head, nice lacing. Aroma of dank hops, really grassy, maple syrup is present actually, pine, a tad yeasty. Taste is slightly sweet, good citrus hop flavor, not very bitter at all. Palate is a tad sweet/heavy, carbonation is medium. Good beer, not sure about the IPA style, but a nice hybrid style. Nothing like what a 50/50 blend would taste like I believe.
drfabulous (4622) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750. Tons of carbonation. Slightly sweet with the subtle citrus taste. Caramel and malt. Malty nose.
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared with mathieuc, tom10101 minderbinder and others. thanks david! hazy light yellow orange, nice off-white had, good retention/lacing. earthy, spicy malts - nicely toasted, some leafiness and sweetness. average carbonation, short to medium long grassy, medium body - oily. nice but freshness is missing or hops have faded significantly.
Minderbinder (2402) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with medium creamy white head. Interesting lacing. Aroma is of soap, malt, citrus, caramel. Taste is of malt, citrus, caramel. Palate: medium body. Overall: Good beer, but weird soap in aroma.