markwise (5135) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bine and Vine. Pours a amber-orange with a white head. Nose is caramel, some sweet orange, and some grass followed by huge hoppy bitterness. Flavor hits with a bit of light malt and an all-out assault on the palate with tropical fruit hops. Medium in body and blisteringly hoppy. Very nice.
Zymurgeist2 (1742) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip. Massive dank with moderate grape must. Clear orange with white head. Taste is tropical and pine with forest floor.
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/V/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ work BBQ - BB: n/a, bottled: III/11/16 (2016-493) Thanks to t0rin0 for the trade and Akke for muling!
Clear orange beer, small irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: malty, grains, hay, bit grassy. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: sweet very malty start, alcohol, caramel, some honey, fruity, sweet and sugary. Aftertaste: resinous bitterness, fruity, some mango and banana. Although this is rather fresh, I don’t get much of the Citra or Nelson...
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Beer Craft, Santa Rosa, 03/02/16.
Orange golden with a decent light beige head.
Nose is bitter hop, dank straw, orange pith, pine resin.
Taste comprises caramel malt, light spice, grapefruit, pine, toasted bread.
Medium bodied +, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close.
Decent enough DIPA.
Ernest (7242) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at El Segundo (Jan 2016).
Head is mostly/fully diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), with notes of onion and shallot.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, unclean.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
emacgee (4582) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful soft gold pour with one to two fingers of white head. Very nice nose with lots of resin, citrus rind, pear, candy, peaches and a soft sweetness. Strong in the flavor with lots of resin and citrus rind. Very forward bitterness upfront that finishes moderate. Medium full body.
tillmac62 (675) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOD 3/11/16. Pours a clear dark gold with a touch of garnet. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of dank citrus (lemon) over a nice cracker biscuit. Underneath are hints of light spruce and grape.
Light medium body that is smooth. Well balanced carbonation level for the body with a light effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish.
The flavor profile is very good. The 9.2% alcohol is reasonably covered, but does deliver a somewhat strong astringency before, during and after the finish. Balance is world class with a rich sweet (caramel, biscuit) middle providing balance to a moderate bitterness. Here the flavors separate, allowing hop complexity to shine. Mango, lemon, light spicy spruce and subtle zest flow over the dank undercurrent. As the sweetness fades, so go the hop flavors and the dank aspect, slightly vegetal, dominates. The finish is dry with a dank and slightly astringent alcohol off flavor that lingers.
phaleslu (9249) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Beercraft shared by one of the bros. Pours a clear gold color with a small eggshell white head that settles into a ring while lacing the glass. Has a sugary cream note atop citrus and florals, pale malts, marmalade, and pine. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a very sweet, barely bitter mouthfeel. Out of balance, and not in a favorable direction for me.
Leighton (18005) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Beercraft during ’RBWG 2016’. Pours clear orange-gold with a creamy, white head. Fresh, juicy citrus fruits in the nose, some pine accents. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with moderate piney and grassy bitterness, grapefruit, alcohol, melon. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming and resinous on the finish, with some bready pale malts, booze, orange, tangerine, oily pine. Heavy-hitting gear - it’s just a little too much.
VsXsV (3868) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Beercraft. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, light caramel, light booze and mango. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of citrus, tangerine and grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.