oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper pour with a one finger white head. Big juicy tropical fruit and melon in the nose with super clean low alpha bitterness. Medium body with a very quenching palate and fruity finish. I love this hop.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours clear deep copper with 3-finger creamy off-white head and copious lace. Looks great. Nose is that great citric feety passion fruity Nelson Sauvin hop, some caramel malt. Tastes very resiny, bitter, and with the characteristic NS hop flavor, with caramel malt, and finishing resiny notes. A lot of late passion fruit.
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Misty amber orange with lacy white froth. Nose is candi, pine and orange with hints of cat and musk. Resiny medium body with a biting tang. Taste is citrus pith, brief caramel and grapefruit, getting metallic. Mostly dry and bitter; good but missing that extra something to make it stand out.
nimbleprop (5202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy, dark orange with some cloudy white head. Nose is sweet, garlicky, onion, lime, orange, a little caramel. Flavor of oranges, sweet, bitter grapefruit, a little white grape juice. Full bodied, sweet finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, Nelson Sauvins, malt, fruit, light pine, citrus, passion fruit, orange, and some resin. Poured copper/orange in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white/tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear/cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small, large, and huge-sized particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, Nelson Sauvins, orange, citrus, and some resin. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Slightly sweet, medium to heavily bitter, hop, Nelson Sauvin, citrus, orange, resin, slight wood finish is dry.
anderson01 (210) - Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy,copper in color. Thick creamy white head. Good lacing. The aroma smells like citrus and pine trees. There is complexity in the aroma. Medium bitterness. Thin texture with medium carbonation. Aftertaste sticks with you well after the initial drink. Very smooth IPA and very sessionable.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a small head. Slightly sweet with citrus/fruity hop aromas. Great fruity/citrus hop flavor with a hint of pine. A light caramel malt backbone and a hint of yeast. Very nice fruity but bitter finish.
manuchampions (1237) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with lasting pillowy tan head. Aroma is bright Sauvin hops, loads of citrus. Taste is puckeringly bitter and delicious but there’s little malt backing to speak of. Finish is tongue tingling hops, some grapefruit pith. Overall very good but I wish there was more balance to it.
blipp (6349) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Big and bangin nelson sav hoppy fruity aroma with a good deal of citrus and lighter yeasty notes. Unfortunately the flavor comes across just a touch too harsh, and even a bit cat pissy, but still has a good dose of fruity hops and spicy yeast. Pretty good.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Rather ordinary looking IPA. Wonderful floral aroma, with some forest-y tunes. Full bodied, well balanced the brewer allowed the malt its song. Lingering hop finish.