Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
THOUGHTS: Nice IPA, but not as balance as Id prefer. Oddly the aroma was quite cloying and the flavor was a bit bitter nearing the harsh side.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a lightly hazy, medium orange with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel malt; heavy pine, grapefruit and orange hops; moderate resin hops; apricot; and marmalade. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and heavily to nearly harshly bitter with a long duration. There was oranges, apricot, caramel malt, orangey hops, citrus rind, pine hops, a little resinous hops and honey. The medium body was a bit oily with sort of soft carbonation and a dry and slightly astringent finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 beers this beer poured an orange-amber color with a large creamy orange-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was rich pine, fruity hops, floral hops, perfume, pepper and a light yeasty element. The flavor was sweet and very tangy with strong notes of pine, pineapple, pepper, lemon, herbal hops and caramel. Long finish of pine, pineapple and herbal hops. Full bodied. Excellent.
sulawang (627) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a beautiful bright copper orange with a smallish head and not much retention, lots of CO2 activity. Sweet malts on the nose.
Attack: onslaught of 10/10-hoppy bitterness, medium freshness, mild saltiness, 4/10-sweetness
Mid-palate: bitter grapefruit in the background, malts, continuation of hoppy bitterness, orange oil, hints of caramel
Finish: leaves an almost salty-like feeling on the palate, lingering bitter hops.
Final notes: This beer is all bitter hops from start to finish with some grapefruit citrus and malts. I can’t say I love it... but I’m happy I tried it. Too hoppy-bitter aggressive for me.
maekchu (2198) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pale yellow, with strange green tinges at the edge. Fat, fruity, bacon grease aroma. Fairly balanced initial / mid goes to a bubblegummy flavor and that dissipates quickly / final has a touch of sweetness. Medium body. Sort of pleasant, but less than it promises. Label claims it is "unapologetically fierce"; yet maybe they should revise that?
smboselli (98) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keeping it quick - very good overall. But not as 'unapologetically hoppy' as advertised, which was disappointing. Everything else about it is great, so I will have again with different bitterness expectations
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, bread, toffee, and florals. Flavor of orange, bread, grass, apricot, and tangerine with a dry, bitter finish.
LarryBeast (517) - - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Big citrus and floral hop flavours, but balanced. Very rich. Starts sweet and has a gradual, lasting bitter finish. Another fine Elysian IPA.
jgb9348 (4771) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, chewy caramel and copper coloured body with a bright orange tint and a nice, two centimetre tall tan head - this is what an IPA should look like. Aroma of pungent citrus and resinous hops with a lot of alcohol and depth noticeable. Medium-bodied; Nice, assertive hops up front that fade relatively quickly and show some sweetness, some citrus and a bunch of herbal notes. Aftertaste is relatively mild with hops noticeable, but not bittering, some alcohol on the finish, a touch of dryness and a great malt backbone. Overall, a nice pungent IPA with a great balance of malt and a nice complex flavour that shows much more than just hop overload. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 02-July-2012 for US$7.00 sampled at home in Washington on 18-November-2012.
Beerathon (1218) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Terrific blend of hops. This is what I like to drink when I get an IPA. Floral, citrusy, and a bit earthy all in one. Great stuff!
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of a 22 oz. Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small white head. Smell is hoppy but balanced. The taste is sweet with a small amount of fruitness. Not really my favorite.