Sathorael (133) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich amber color with medium off white head and decent lacing. Aromas of sweet bread, citrus, apricot, and subtle floral notes. Taste is heavily balanced on the sweet side with bready malts and juicy slick apricot taking lead supported by a mild grassiness and floral notes. Finish is sweet but leads quickly into a gentle dryness. A bit more in line with a subtly hopped amber ale rather than an ipa. Still...quite a distinct and enjoyable beer.
ThreeCats (486) - ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy copper with a big stable foamy head. Aroma of citrus and oxidation. Thereís apricot, too, but itís almost on the same "wavelength" as the oxidation so itís hard to distinguish the two. Taste starts out sweet but slowly gets dry and then bitter, with citrus and apricot tastes, same caramel, and some bitter rind. Palate is bitter and almost unpleasant with the grapefruit rind flavor becoming more pronounces.
jdobbs (224) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft carbonation, quite dry on the palate, full body. Oranges and apricots in the flavor, with a pleasant level of bitterness. Lasting fruity finish with a little bitterness. An easy drinkable and quite tasteful IPA, with a twist. 130805
Sask89 (389) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber colour, slightly cloudy with a medium tan head. Aroma is of caramel and bread malts, with a significant apricot scent that also comes through. Taste is sweet up front but subsides, then a slight bitterness is present which not overly strong, but nice. Medium body, average carbonation, and a smooth mouth feel. Overall a successful spin on a great style.
HisBoyElroy (301) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer had itís moments. I thought it would be delicious. It ended up just being OK. I will have to try a fresher one.
haukur (1127) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark orange amber, nice little head and heavy lacing on the sides. Fruity aroma of apricots and dried fruits. Very carbonated, not that bitter, interesting.
hopmelt (75) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber, half finger light tan head, thick lacing. Aroma fruity, bready malt, earthy, noble hops. Taste bready, sweet caramel malt, fruity, apricot, pear, spicy noble hops, very slight bittering. Mouth feel is medium, good amount of carbonation, bit of a hop bite. Overall interesting, tasty beer, some would say too sweet, but I think itís balanced pretty well.
wheresyourball (370) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle; pours amber with a medium beige head. Nose is apricots, pine, resin, malt. Taste is big on the apricot, with some citrus but also some strange sour funkiness. Different and not all that good.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, apricot , malt and pine. Flavor is sweet apricot and malt with some citrus, malt, some red berries and fruitiness. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, apricot, citrus and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.