fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Central City Liquor Store, Surrey
Golden to light amber color, with medium sized compact head. The aroma is quite powerful, fresh and fruity, with hints of caramel and toffee too. It has a very good malt and toffee flavor, dynamic, not chewy at all, with a fresh hopping, providing delicate fruits (apricot and sweet oranges), mild resins (spruce), light spices (black pepper, very light coriander).
Another good hit from Elysian in the IPA domain, notable for its freshness.
cangit (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
"space dust ipa". I used the scanner. Spruce, citrus, orange. Tart on the nose? Didn’t get too much Aroma.
zoucrew102 (280) - - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Hoppy aroma with citrus notes. Pours golden-amber colored with a moderate off white head. Hoppy taste with citrusy notes. Finishes smooth and dry.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 2SP. Pours a murky orangish amber color with a small white head and some light sticky lacing. Aroma of honey sweetness, with pink grapefruit and pineapple. Taste of sweet malt in the front, followed by bitter citrus hoppinesss and a strong lasting bitter finish. Medium bodied and slighlty oily, with prickly carbonation.
Heathen (1444) - 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 (4291) - 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 (495) - 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 (1457) - 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 (82) - 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 (11740) - 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 (401) - - 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.