FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a bright amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, beautiful, rich copper hue when held up to the light. The beer smells of caramelized citrus, musky tropical fruit, lychee, tangelo zest, spicy caramelized brown grain, touches of peppery sweet tea, and nutty whole grain.
The beer is sweet, hoppy, and with lots of spicy grain character. Flavors of caramelized orange zest, spicy caramel malt, touches of lychee, and nutty grain notes. As the beer warms up the hop character leans towards orange juice, which seems to really thin the effect of this beer out. The beer is fairly light bodied, but does have some viscous character to it.
Interesting, the malt character here is really quite distracting; it really muddles the hop character which one expects to be bright and bracing in an IPA.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice clear amber color. Aromas of citrus and pine hops. Flavors of grapefruit and orange. Nice hop flavor with a spicy edge.
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Clear orange with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of caramel, honey, aged hops and floral notes, stone fruit, orange citrus. Tastes of citrus, candied fruit, aged hops and floral notes, a little pine and hop oils. Medium body with a dry finish. Didnít (unintentionally) age as bad as I thought it would.
halfonit (1303) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bottle was aged 2 years so Iím really looking forward to having this badboy. Pours a nice and cloudy deep golden, amber color with a thick off white head. Aroma is of fresh citrusy hops, oak, the floral notes are really fresh too, some earthiness, and a little soap. Lacing is a little loose. Nice and tasty palate. Flavors are of hops, citrus, floral, sweeter malt undertone, and a little oak. Dry finish. Great stuff.
fiulijn (18057) - 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.
GJF (1468) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber as a Christmas present. Pale yellow. Big fluffy head. Fresh hop aroma. Semi sweet flavor with a boozy finish. Some tropical fruit in the hops. Nice. The boozy flavor is a little much, but a very pleasant brew.
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cloudy yellow with creamy foam. Wonderful malty caramel flavors with thick resinous sweet hop flavors. Nice coffee in the finish. Excellent!
DarLeeMa (20) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A great beer with the look I like. Cloudy and yeasty looking with an aroma I loved. 8% but didn't taste like it. I'd definitely drink this one again.
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tiong (6076) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, thanks Aleksi & Jay
Bottled 01/29/13 - Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of aged hops, vegetables, caramely malts and mild hints of hops. Taste is sweet, malty and caramely with hints of toffee, aged hops and citrus. Finish is crisp, malty and sweet with loads of caramel, toffee and hints of aged hops. Would probably be pretty good from a fresh bottle, but this one is just way too old.
LearninBeer (457) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is hops and malt; caramel and spruce/grass. Pours a clear copper/orange with off-white head, mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy and the carbonation average, the finish bitter. Very good.
bbertels (307) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A somewhat strangetasting IPA; some caramelly malts, some wheat taste and a slightly off-hand, bitter hoppy taste. Tried to warm it a little but still found it to be a bit too unbalanced (and not in an interesting way) for my taste.