onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copperish amber with a thick foamy off-cream head. Sweet and sticky nose of grapefruit rind and oranges, with passion fruit and a touch of pine resin and caramel, with a slight biscuitiness. Flavor is citric and bitter with a bunch of orange rind, some slight grapefruitiness, floral bitterness, some sweet mango/tropical undertones, and a sweet caramalty body that still lets the hop bitterness shine through very well.
BillKismet (3165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red-tinged amber, lovely, frothy thick cream head. The nose is indded citrus orange and passionfruit, at once refreshing and tropical--reminiscent of times spent if Kauai quickly materialize. The flvaor starts of citrus and passionfruit forward, but the passionfruit quality becomes over the top, veering into cat urine territory. Fresh, bitter grapefruit finish. A strongly flavored brew with a few sharp turns.
TheEpeeist (3053) - Swarthmore, 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.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours dark reddish amber with a sand coloured head. The aroma is way too malty with notes of caramel, honey, toffee, almond paste and cookies. Undertones of passion fruit, pineapple, apples, canned fruits grass, citrus, gun powder and Swedish snus. The flavour light sweet, medium to heavily bitter and tiny acidic with muddy/sticky malt and resinous/woodsy/citric hops. The mouthfeel is light sticky, light numbing and light astringent with a soft carbonation. Nettles, resin, grapfruit and robust malt on the finish. Medium bodied.
jkwood04 (2934) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours ruby/amber with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy, light pine, and spicy hops, plus a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A pretty good IPA.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy copper color with a dense, light tan head. The nose has lots of funky herbal hops mixed with pine needles. The flavor has a little biscuit underneath all those bitter hops. A little orange, lots of pine needles, and slight herbal notes. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a drying, bitter finish. Nice and sessionable.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
really dank marshmallow and orange candy nose, heavy syrup and sugar. Peanut through the front, mod is orange candy, light gum and wet wood in finish. Palate is soft, oily, flat.
LinusStick (2701) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A so so beer. Aroma was all Nelson Sauvin. The passion fruit/mango aroma gives it away. Not much else going on. Pour was a cloudy orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was alright. The NS hops make for a different IPA flavor than I like. That melon flavor (passion fruit/mango/cantaloupe) hits you up front. It doesn’t get sweet but feels a little thick in the mouth feel. No other flavors come out. The bitterness of the hops kick in in the aftertaste. Earthy hops and dull citrus flavors come out. Finish is very quick and not many flavors linger. Nice carbonation.
GRM (2698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glass, 4-ounce, from a bottle, draught, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on May 29 2013; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head; nose: tropical fruits, slight malt, refreshing, slight pine; mouth: tropical fruits, slight malt, refreshing, slight pine, mild astringency, dry finale in pine, medium body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fin
Verre, 4 onces, en fût, bue lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 29 mai 2013; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse fauve; nez : fruits tropicaux, très léger malt, rafraîchissante, très léger pin; bouche : fruits tropicaux, très léger malt, rafraîchissante, très léger pin, astringence moyenne, finale sèche en pin, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien bon
solidfunk (2594) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like apricot and apple. Big fruity head. Great carpet lacing with creamy head. Pours cloudy orange with soft carbonation. Creamy texture. IPA bite of bitterness at end but well-balanced. Versatile beer. On tap at Garrick’s head.