lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Striking colour- bright orange with good foam. Smells great, some stonefruit sweetness.. there’s hops up front and on the back palate- lovely lingering finish goes on. Flavours were dominated by grass/spruce for me. Great beer, if somewhat underwhelming
jimhilt (2369) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three-finger off-white head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber/copper color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Resin/bready nose. Flavor is malty, bready, some caramel like an IPA without the hops. $8.92 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.
Linnet (997) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love the hop aroma, Burst of tropical fruits, passionfruit, grapefruit, resin, and pineapple. Colour is amber with a medium head, lacing. Flavour is bitter, fruity, but a little short.
Mouthfeel is good.
Pdubyah (247) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The grassy hoppy aroma doesn’t seem to hang around, and I get some malty richness. There is tangy on the tongue, but it seems "thin" and transient, ambivalent. Not exactly mayhem or an ambush, and unlike the Cilla Black song there is "nothing there to remind me".
ej (579) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden pour with a small off-white head leaving a decent amount of lacings. aroma is floral english hops and taste is mellow hoppy and caramel. could have benefitted from abit more carbonation, but all in all a decent IPA.
ClubGonzo (3437) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Deep clear coppery orange body, small white head. Aroma is grass, licorice, peaches, hints of parsley mango and herbs. Taste is mild peachy grass tones, licorice, herbs and hints of water melon and wet leaves. The load of crystal/caramel malts is present and could have been reduced IMO. A bit low on carbonation, but smooth and nice mouthfeel. A good IPA all in all, but maybe a bit straightforward. Not so Epic, in other words.
robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-hazy amber-orange with a medium size beige head, and great lacing.
smell is of a little citrus, caramel, and some spice.
taste is of grain, caramel, malt, some citrus, and a little spice. ends a little dry, and somewhat bitter.
Peter_L (419) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bärnstensfärgad. Kraftig humledoft. Humlen medföljer även i smak och möter en balanserad maltsötma. Inte direkt en kioskvältare men klart godkänd
Palme (2911) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle @ BrewDog, Camden. This is a clear caramel-colored one with a nice medium sized light bubbly and heavy lacing off-white head. On the aroma it’s light malty and sweet with hints of fruits and red berries. Smells not extreme, but quite nice. It’s a bit thin in texture, and it’s average carbonated. The flavor is light caramelly - some burned caramel as well and I get a nice hoppy-bitter flavor. Not extreme or anything, but quite tasty. A bit strawberry-sticky towards the finish perhaps? Almost so much that it could have been a barley wine. Tasty indeed. 22.07.2012
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, tropical, citrus, and floral hops with some sweet caramel malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and other tropical hops, some bitterness, and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some floral and piney hops come through with some more bitterness and some bready malts. The finish is a mix of pineapple, grapefruit, and pine hops with some sweet bready malts.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good hop and malt balance with some good bitterness and body for overall balance.