BillKismet (3839) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper body with a decent froth head. Enjoyable Chinook bitterness asserts itself in the nose, accompanied by some foresty, citrusy, and sprucey notes. Sweet and foresty bitterness envelopes the palate. A residual ebbing of ESB sugar. Overall, this one was solid, but just a bit too sweet.
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very solid IPA. Pours dark golden with a thick white head. Nicely balanced, fairly sweet but with an assertive tropical fruit hop character. Picked up in Ames, Iowa in 2016.
ElCapitan22 (338) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly cloudy pale gold color. This has above average lacing, but not too much head retention. Smells like mango and has a peppery finish to it. It’s a solid beer, but there is a unique characteristic here I can’t pinpoint.
MarkoR (941) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours an amber colour with a big frothy white head. Aroma is hops, grapefruit. Taste is hops, citrus, grapefruit, malts, honey, some spices. Very good.
CacheManyHose (587) - HONG KONG - AUG 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank w Matt after dinner at Hutong with his uncle. Light amber-brown, off-white fizzy head that starts out foamy but dissipates a bit. Smells
of sweet fermented apple juice, pear, grainy moderately spiced malt. Taste is moderate to heavy resin bitterness, moderate spiced light peppery malt, some apple juice. Body is oily and slick, bitter, smooth malty finish. Decent amount of resin hop accompanied by lots more malt and spice and apple juice than you’d expect from something that calls itself a West Coast style IPA – also suspect the bottle wasn’t the freshest and that may have contributed to the slightly sweet heaviness. Good but would like to try a fresher bottle.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit aroma. Grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and tropical fruit lingers wit light malt.
italianjohn (2890) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy golden pour with a nice white soapy head and thick bands of lacing ... aroma of grapefruit, mango, and passionfruit/strawberry (think stone fruit) and piney..... taste is of grapefruit, mango, passionfruit/strawberry .... bitter and lightly piney .... sweet and has some caramel malt on the back end .... has a lingering mango, passionfruit and bitter piney flavor ... nice and rindy
cgarvieuk (21543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Joe’s... Golden amber... Big white head... Soft sweet dry fruit.... Soft sweet passion fruit.. Light sweet passion floral fruit.. Soft sweet creamy fruits
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at Craft. Hazy gold pour with off-white head. Nose was hops, resin, tropical fruit. Hoppy flavor, decent malt bill, smooth finish.
HKdIPA (675) - HONG KONG - AUG 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from LCBO in Ottawa at parents’. Dark honey amber pour with frothy white head that leaves some stickiness. Aroma is very hoppy - grapefruit peel and mango and malty booze. Taste is mango, resin, citrus, deep toasty malt, boozy finish with honey and citrus peel bitterness. Good deeply malty big IPA.