esox (1172) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Clear amber, thin creamy head. Tight citrusy hops, floral notes. Fesh and sharp. Malty flavor is more grainy/dryish biscuity than caramelly, but it has some creaminess underneath. Hops do shine. Quite strong and soft, ripe fruity hop flavor. Clean bitterness, grapefruity bite, ripe berries afterwards. Balance is amazing. Medium Somewhat like mixing Sculpin IPA and Thornbridge’s Halcyon? Very good.
alberti92 (152) - - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 Pours golden with a medium lasting head. Lots of citrus on the nose and taste is quite similar with subtle hints of oak. It has quite a silky mouthful with a medium, lingering bitter finish that's not too overpowering. The perfect IPA in my opinion.
zacgillbanks (2976) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Sparkling golden coloured with rich toffee, orange marmalade and citrus fruit flavours, malty and grassy notes followed by creamy vanilla, oak and pine on the finish. Really excellent!
Lagerboy (1507) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Wee gusher, chill hazed orange amber, off-white foam settles quickly and mostly lasts. Aroma of tropical fruity hop and caramel malt. Piney tropical fruity hop taste, darker caramel, toasted pale malts, some grapefruit and floralness, surprisingly lean and easy. Average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle -
This was a pretty nice IPA, and I was suprised to see it was made in NZ. I originally thought this was something done by Mammoth Brewing Co. The aroma supports a really nice citrus hop array, which seems to help the hops get remolded into something peachy and quite fruity. I didn’t get a lot of the usual caramel malt profile when CaraMalt is used. On the palate there’s really a nice showing of citrusy/piney hops, light pineapple and more peaches. Fruity, hoppy, nice sweetness here. Could have used a little more oomph in the mouthfeel though.
konungen (131) - - OCT 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klar guldfärg, vitt skum. Bra humlad doft med inslag av Bla grapefrukt, citrus, apelsin och lite karamell malt. Smaken fortsätter i samma bana med god humlig smak, lite sötma och med en bra god beska. Gillas!
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grubypawel (218) - - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden with a nice head. Grapefruit aroma from the bottle and mango from the glass. Plus a lot of good hops. A slightly sweet taste with a medium bitter finish.
7stern (459) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with full head. Caramel aroma. Grapefruit and viola in the taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Fresh bitterness at the end.
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of fresh citrus and bitter hops, a little metallic. Medium, creamy smooth body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.
martin00sr (1468) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden, big, white, frothy head. Grapefruit and caramel aroma. Flavour has a more piney bitterness than the aroma suggests and also some light caramel. Not bad, but rather straight forward IPA.