omhper (18320) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear deep golden, mid sized head. Huge aroma of pear and lychee. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Loads of tropical fruit hops, some syrup and caramel. Really bitter finish with some warmth..
anders37 (14720) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hopy bitter piney finish.
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - JAN 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BC Liquors, Park Royale, West Vancouver
Golden color, clean, with small compact head.
The aroma is wonderful, immediate impact, plenty of fruits, mango mainly, peach, and a hint of passion fruit; followed by some zesty lemon and more traditional hop smell.
The mouthfeel is round bust also smooth and lean; very good malt flavor, sweet with elegance, not cloying nor hard, dynamic, with plenty of fruits and soft hop resins; strong bitterness, but you donít even notice it.
Needless to say, the final is long, balanced and vibrant; still carrying the mango and peach forward.
Itís pricey, but itís also a perfect Imperial IPA as I havenít had in long time.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of nate2g, thank you sir! Crystal clear golden color, fluffy whitebhead. Aroma of freshly cut grass, subtle scallions. Taste is bitter grass, light licorice. Not bad.
bhensonb (9817) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours darkish gold with a slight white head. Aroma is smoothly hoppy - must be a mix - but tropical fruit and citrus are probable. Full bodied. Thereís a nice caramel backbone, and thereís a lot of hop - floral, citrus rind, and perhaps pine or earthy. Itís very hoppy, but not harsh. Itís finishing very hoppy, definitely bitter, but entirely refined. Excellent.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of bread, kind bud, grapefruit, pine and light tropical fruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, pine resin and kind bud with a smooth dry bitter lingering dank citrus finish.
rlgk (8445) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SBWF 2013. Golden/amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, caramel, citrus, peach, mango, pine needles, grapefruit notes, pine apples, some herbal notes. Fruity hop flavor, grapes, mango, citrus, caramel, some biscuits, peach notes, some hay. Quite bitter finish with grapes and fruit cocktail. Really nice.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a best before of September 25, 2013. Pours with a full golden hued body and a large, fluffy eggshell white head with good lace and retention. Massive and fresh hop aroma! Grassy, huge tropical fruit with kiwi, lychee and mango. Mild passionfruit and Nelson like fruitiness. Mild malt. Huge tropical fruit flavor as well. Floral, grassy and passion fruit, balanced bitterness, low minerality, bready malt backing. Well made. Very dry finish, assertive. Medium bitter balance, crisp. Lively bubbles and slightly warming.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, 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.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Big grapefruit aroma with pine and light summer fruit. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light sweetness. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit linger with pine.