afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a quality west coast style IPA. From Canada, I wouldn’t necessarily expect such a pine and grapefruit hop presence, but there it is. The aroma is a strong point, with grass, flowers, pine and citrus all present. The aroma is pure hops, a touch of water and light malt. The body has a better malt presence but doesn’t sacrifice the clean water finish. Fresh bomber went down so easily. The only knock is the alcohol at 7% is a little high for a beer that I’d love to session, and that it sticks a bit on the tongue with a tannic finish at the back. Otherwise, this is a beautiful beer, even including the appearance which is amber and has some decent (but not a ton of) lace. Thanks, Mom, for bringing this back!
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a hazy golden with a white head. Nose brings out loads of piney and resinous hops; this is a hophead’s paradise. Flavour is very similar, with loads of dry piney hops and resin, with a slight woody characteristic and just enough biscuity malt to back.
SardiniaMan (8) - - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great tasting beer... This surely is the best IPA in the world. One of my favourite. Very hoppy - the bitter is just right. Great aroma!
nimbleprop (4984) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from mcberko pours a hazy orange with some creamy, lacing white head. Nose has heavy pine, soap and orange, fair amount of malt sweetness too, honey comb, grapefruit too. Very classic nose. Flavor is quite well balanced for the claim of 80IBUs, honey sweetness, some malt, a bit of candy, orange, grapefruit, pine, a little herbal, some soap too. Malty, bitter, sticky finish.
Hidden_Pooch (356) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh boy, this fatty really capped of my night after sipping on weak and watery Italian beers. Poured an unfiltered amber with small head. Aroma was of pine, mango, floral hops, and caramel. Tasted of grapefruit, pine, toffee, and sweet malts. So well balanced with hops in the middle and malts near the end. Medium body with the bitterness in the middle. I would let this tug drag me anywhere, whatever that means.
BrewGoblin (378) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hard not to give full marks to IPA bastard. After a night of drinking Euro-froofiness this North American flavour bomb tugged everything out to sea. Hazy yellow copper with an off white head, a floral and pine hop-barrage rode a wave of caramel and honey sweetness. Hoppy is the name of Fat Tugs game, getting its job accomplished with bitter alacrity. A pine pounding balanced brilliantly by sweet malt gives you a brew with a smooth, mid-low carbonation, light oiliness and a dry and bitter grapefruit finish.
tderoeck (4882) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/IX/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - bottled: V/22/14 (2014-966) Thanks to McBerko for the trade!
Clear amber beer, creamy irregular yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit sugary, sweet, caramel, floral, little fruity. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: malty start, pretty bitter, grassy, grapefruit, lemon rind, citrus. Aftertaste: lots of citrus, bitter, bit medicinal, honey, malty touch.
GODiSSOUTHERN (369) - Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reminiscent of west coast IPAs with a good amount of citrus coming through. Very drinkable with a nice balance of bitterness/sweetness. A semidry finish.
sam_rates_beer (20) - Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The name would have me assume a heavier more bitter beer. Truth is, it's lightly hopped, the 80 IBU seems a little over stated on my taste buds. All in all great beer.
Sublirony (18) - SINGAPORE - SEP 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Bengal Lounge, Fairmont Empress, Victoria BC. An impressive beer! Pours a beautiful darkish orange, resin, pine, and a lot of citrus/grapefruit on the nose; upfront but in no way clumsy or overpowering. Quite elegant, in fact. More grapefruit on the palate with a full, tasty, yet zesty mouthfeel. Finishes strongly with a good follow-through. Great example of North American craft IPA.
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from tderoeck. Many thanks! Shared with tderoeck and Erwin. Pale orange colour, white foam. Aroma of citrus with some tropical fruits and caramel. Not extremely well balanced but ok. Dry bitter finish.