Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Always grab some sixers of this when in OH visiting the in-laws. Noticed I never gave this a proper review. 12oz bottle into a goblet. The pour yields a dark honey-amber with a thick frothy bone-white head. Great retention, with spotty lace left behind. Pine, citrus, floral overtones. Nothing new here, but the aroma is so potent and fresh. Love it.
Medium carbonation gives this beer enough heft to hold up the flavors, but without any lasting astringency. The reason I love this beer so much is the perfect balance between the bitter hops and sweet malty backbone. I would say this even leans slightly to the sweet side, which isn’t a detriment to it at all. Grapefruit, musk melon, orange give this a nice fruity quality. The hops add just a touch of oily feel as well, and they don’t linger too long on the aftertaste. Just enough "burn" to satisfy the hop-head in me, but fleeting enough to keep me gulping this one. This is one of the most drinkable and approachable IPAs I have had, and it will be one I continually buy when in the area. Can’t wait until Christmas when I can get some more!
EithCubes (5563) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled on 061616. Nose a little bland, hints of spice and earth, grapefruit paramount. Pour hazy orange with golden undertones and a very large and rocky, oily cream head. Taste very dry with medium resin, light spice, medium grapefruit but the citrus is a little muddled; overall flavor profile is also a bit muddled, some nice medium caramel with medium bitterness, flat and clean, not too earthy. There’s some fresh malt but not much of it, but the top notes of lemony citrus are bright and the overall effect is fresh and clean. Fullish body a bit flabby, but that doesn’t detract from the refreshing character or smooth go-down. Mixed bag, really, with some potential after tweaks. [2016.08.09: 3.1]
OsuStu (213) - - JUL 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Gradient amber to gold. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, hay, grapefruit.
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber-orange with white head. A strong floral hop and pine aroma. A strong floral hop taste with tropical fruits, pine, malts, and some citrus a lingering bitter hop and sweet fruit aftertaste.
harrisoni (17173) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Hazy orange amber deep colour lasting cream head. Big sweet hoppy aroma big American grapefruit some peach and passionfruit. Very fresh hoppy presence. Hop flowers. Shit having so many oxidised disappointing American hoppy beers this is fresh as funk. Big outrageous leafy tannin ipa. With sweetness and a jammy pink grapefruit. So fresh. Yummy. Excellent
BeerdedDave (1321) - Beckley, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear amber color; nice, citrusy hop aroma; nice, citrusy hop flavor with grassy hop note son a very light malt base
WarChef1 (24) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great color and aroma. perfect hops for me. quite Pitney with some citrus.
madmitch76 (21802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th May 2016
Brewdog Soho. Keg. Light haze on this gold - amber beer, thin pale cream colour head. Smooth malts, light creamy sweetness. Smooth piney hops, hop spice, orange peel in to some tropical fruits. Smooth finish brings some floralness and mild bitterness. Bright and fresh.
evergreen0199 (2980) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Soho, London. A golden/orange coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, pineapple aroma. Tastes hoppy, pineapple, citrus, sweet tropical fruit. Nice easy drinking IPA.
nihtila (2844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazyish golden. Nose is citrus, pineapple, fruits. Tastes fruity, passionfruit, pineapple, minerals. Good.
cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at brew dog agm 2016.. Hazy red copper.. Thin white lacing... Soft herbal passion nose... Passuo.. Dry fruit.. Lo g bitter dry woody passion