madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
14th July 2013
hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate with fine carbonation. Smooth malt, trace of cream. Light hops - pine with a touch of mint and quite bitter on the finish. Finishes smooth. A touch disjointed but quite drinkable. #644 hops in this one as well as Bravo.
Travlr (20303) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Brewvival. Hazy amber color, fluffy whitebhead. Aroma of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit. Taste is sweet and fruity malt. OK.
fiulijn (18423) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from DeLaurenti, Seattle
Hazy golden color, small head. Moderate fruity aroma, light biscuity malts; good body strength, good malt flavor, a soft pale malt, it comes with a pleasant light sweetness, and a good portion of fruity hops. Strong bitterness, but that was expected.
I guess that fresh and from tap this could be great. Appreciated mostly because of its balance.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Sanderís place, NYC. Pours clear gold with a fine, creamy head. Sugary malts and ripe citrus in the nose. Medium to big sweet flavor with ripe orange, bread, grapefruit. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm, fairly resinous finish, bit of caramel, grapefruit, orange. Sweet, decent.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden amber pour with a white head. Really intensely sweet on the nose. Big bread, grape, and almost vanilla aromas. Berry, some grass, and citrus peel. Light pine, caramel, cotton candy, and a light spice note. The flavor is almost cloying. Intense caramel, cotton candy, white grape, and sweet fruit. Some citrus and pine hop flavor and bitterness. Light grass, mild floral notes, and a hint of spice.
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Capitol Beer. Pours orange gold with a creamy white head. Aroma of hop and grapes? Med body. Flavor is wheaty, fruity and hoppy. Itís quite hoppy, yet itís suggesting dessert. Finishes off getting more wheaty, but itís amazingly tasty in a sweet way when itís not sweet. Meanwhile the head started lacing. Interesting that it sort of comes out like rye in the finish. Quite tasty ale.
jtclockwork (13508) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Jcwatts. Part of 5K backlog. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose and taste of grape musk, pit fruit, sweet malt, banana, wheat and sugared caramel. Medium body.
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average to large frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus and earth malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy complex bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This is a solid beer.
mcberko (12998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma of corn malts upfront, a little caramel and mild earthy piney hops in the background - doesnít smell like an IPA. Flavour is bizarre -- seems almost like an adjunct-infested macro lager, but at the same time not so offensive -- with notes of corn, English-style piney hops, biscuity malt, and some grass. Wouldíve never guessed this was supposed to be a double IPA if I didnít know -- seems almost like an English macro lager. Not a disaster, but way off-the-mark nonetheless.
argo0 (12934) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear apple juice body with medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light spicy. Medium-full body, low carbonation.