toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: A mix of hops and malt, ur forced with seductive grassy hops, pine, citrus, tropical fruits, but there is also a background of crakers, candy and caramel malt. P: Golden with a shade of amber and a very thin head. T: This is a very tamemed beer, you get light hops (pine and grass) maybe a hint of pineapple, some pilsner mal and very light candy. M: Light body with a hint of bitterness. O: A hoppy IPA that isnt aggresive, I would of love to try this super fresh.
stecken (92) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light amber with medium white head. Tropical aroma with passion fruit, mango, pine, resin, pineapple, peaches, citrus, grape. Bitter hoppy taste with a little sweetness. Medium body, sticky texture, medium carbonation.
Dry bitter finish. Very good!
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL from La Bodega $12, $11 at El Cerrito. Damn. Just arrived, Shelton Brothers shipment. Clear full amber pour, mega carbonation and soapy lacing. Large head formation, fairly rocky. Nose is detergent, lemon soap, mild mango/tamarind. Taste is dusty, chalky. So this was from the refrigerator and picked up right after this shipment arrived. So essentially no matter what you do, the transcontinental journey has destroyed this beer. I hope Epic stops selling their hoppy stuff for Shelton export.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of piney and floral hops dominate with a little citrus rind. Tons of flavor and finishes bitter with some nice sweetness. The hop profile is a bit unique, possible chinook? with a dominant pine presence.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows vibrant fruity hops with lychee, pear and peach characters. Also some biscuity malt.
Not much fruit as a flavours, much more piny, althought there is some grapefruit. Very little malt, resulting in a sharp, harsh bitterness and a little booze in the finish.
Carb could be a little higher.
Pyrmir (2420) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @sbwf13. Clear deep golden with beige head. Aroma with grapefruit, lemon, orange peels and pine backed by a sweet malt backbone. Taste is similar and adds pineapple and a more complex malt profile with lots of caramel. Bitter and fruity finish
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from capitol beer and taproom shared by whicheck. Pours copper with white head. Taste was pine, spices and citrus.
vikage (118) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice hoppy aroma that is mostly dominated by grape. There is mango, grass and black currant as well to be found in the aroma
The appearance is nice clear orange but with to quickly dissipating head.
NIce tropical fruity taste thatís rounded of with a bitterness which however could be more powerfull. The bitterness however last quite a while
Medium body, licely carbonation and dry. Would prefer it lighter in body and even drier but the mouthfeel is pretty nice
A really competent IIPA that just could have done with a bit more bitterness and lighter body
SamTheBarrel (147) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. A clear deep golden colour with a medium sized beige head with fine bubbles, that left a lasting lacing. A strong aroma of grapefruit, lemon, orange peels and pine. Taste is of grapefruit, lemon and orange peels, caramel and a hint of pineapple. Bitter with some sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body, texture is leaning towards thick and sticky. I liked Epic Brewing Companys Armageddon IPA, but this beer is even better. A truly delicious Imperial IPA.
Linnet (937) - UmeŚ, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: hop juice, mango, pineapple, citrus, pine, resin, bready, caramely, blackcurrants, alcohol, floral.
Ap: amber colour, medium off-white head, lacing.
T: big resinous bite, lots of grapefruit, medium sweetness, slightly fiery.
P: medium body, lively carbonation, long bitter finish.