DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful golden copper color with great clarity and lively carbonation with compact bubbles rising to a two-finger off-white head which has average retention. Head leaves a generous amount of splotchy, sticky lacing as it dissipates.
Aroma is very juicy and citrusy; mainly bitter grapefruit peel and pith, with some lighter sweet orange. It is very bright, clean and pleasant. Some pine and grass hop aromas. Hints of yeasty bread and a raisiny element underneath with the faintest caramel sweetness as the beer warms a little.
Taste very close to its aromas. Extremely floral, the citrus grapefruit and a light touch of passion fruit cuts through the caramel malt foundation nicely. The first sip fades into a luscious hop flavor of rare intensity and complexity. Taste is a balanced mixture of hops, citrus, pineapple, lemon, pine and some dryness. There was only a mild bitterness to this one. Nicely carbonated.
Light to medium body, but highly carbonated with prickly bubbles on the tongue.
A well-crafted IPA, that is surprisingly easy to drink. Well balanced and slightly less bitter than many American versions. However, the steep price would keep me from enjoying this more often.
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 500 ml. Arômes assez intenses de houblon typiquement américain (pamplemousse, résine, écorce d’orange). Légère pointe caramélisée. Robe orangée et limpide, effervescence assez faible et peu de mousse. En bouche, le houblon montre un caractère porté avant tout sur les agrumes. Le malt est également bien défini, montrant des angles toastés et légèrement caramélisés. Finale bien amère et légèrement sucrée. Une IPA américain exemplaire.
Lilja (2499) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Här finns inget att klaga på. Mycket smak av tropisk frukt, söt och barrig humle.
Bendrixian (1438) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
wow, clear brew.little carbonation. yellow amber colour. hoppy pine cones, floral hops but it also has a weird reduced cream of corn note. Medium bodied brew with some leafy hop notes, some weird spicy note on my tongue, and, unfortunately, not much else. I find it boring.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, light amber/orange with light orange head that’s a little short. Lots of grapefruit and tangerine with an overlay of fresh spruce. The faintest hint of light malt. Holy fuck! This is a weird beer on the palate. There’s a salty, bitter assault up front with some hops and pale malt across the middle. Finishes with a terribly off-balance bitter, tart, saltiness that goes on for way too long. So disappointing after the nose. There’s a weird rancid licorice taste up front too. Gah!
kiwi_daz (53) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
had this and really like it, I prefer this one over the pale ale. nice, balance of malt and hops.
reebtogi (5347) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that has excellent retention and leaves some pleasing lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and grass with some toasted grains. Taste is bold citrus and grassy hop bitterness with an underlying malty sweetness that balances this brew out nicely. Medium body with plenty of carbonation to leave a nice bite on the palate. A very nice india pale ale that was definitely worth sampling.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber poor with white head that laces the glass. Full on floral slightly bitter aroma. Really enjoyable beer. Will be going back to for sure over these colder winter months.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Baxter Inn in Sydney. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Smells of floral and citrus hops, quite pleasant. Tastes of a medium sweetness, large bitterness. Medium bodied, light carbonation oily texture.
Brodies_Best (265) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 On tap, pours golden with small head that dissipates to ring around glass with steady stream of bubbles rising. Good lacing. Aroma of floral hops with hint of pineapple, mango and grapefruit aftertaste. Hop hit bitterness and pleasureable carbonated acidity on tongue. Dry and easy drinkin. Absolutely wastes the taste buds.