thegreenrooster (3934) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a nice fruity. Plenty of mango and pineapple. Flavor is another nice dose of fresh fruit. Plenty of tropical fruit flavors with no bitterness or overly sweet malt. No alcohol shows as well. This is my kind of IPA. Pure fruity hop goodness.
Block (2168) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this one at the brewery. This is another great IPA by Figueroa. Good hops from the nose to finish. High alcohol which was balanced very well. Worth a try.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
BlackHaddock (6100) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz pour on 15th May 2016 in íBad to the Boneí, a BBQ joint in San Juan Capistrano. Golden amber with a thin white topping. Tropical fruits in the nose and taste, leaning towards citrus flavours. Some herbal/spicy notes in the mouth also, a hoppy brew but with a good base of malt semi-sweetness below the surface.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
These guys have consistently put out tasty stuff...saw this and had to try it. As expected, this one was solid. Herbal, floral, loads of citrus and some pepper. Bright. Donít get the malty notes that others discussed. Super fresh bottle. Would gladly pick up a six pack!
bytemesis (6449) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours very clear golden apple, medium off white head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is a bit light, but solid tropical mango, melon, grapefruit. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, pleasing citrus and melon flavor, biscuit malts. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Would benefit from less sweetness, but otherwise pleasant enough.
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - APR 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden orange, filtered with a thin white head. Smells of lots of spice, mango, sugar sweetness, pineapple, pine, and a strong caramel backbone. Smells like an old school IPA. Taste of mango candy, some pine, lots of caramel malt, noticeable head in the end. But its not to distracting. With low bitterness in the end. The moutfeel is highly carbonated, low bitterness, with a medium body. Overall its too sweet, malt forward ipa.
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2016 A joint tasting with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. This beer from a 22 oz poured a cloudy orange. Big off white head. Excellent retention. Good lacing. Nose is tropical fruit, some melon orange peel and pine. Full body. Good mouth feel; and alcohol is hidden. The flavor is intense and very rich. There is all the things in the aroma and the melon and citrus are well balanced against the caramel malts. The finish is earthy and nicely bitter. The heat shows up in my neck but is otherwise not detectable. This makes this big beer really easy drinking and almost dangerous. Simply outstanding.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Very hazy dingy golden. A three finger off white head leaves sticky lacing. The aroma offers soft fruit and gentle floral notes. It is not big at all. Two sips in I was feeling the alcohol warming. There is a lot of fruit in the flavor. It is almost pulpy. Complexity is nice. Ron and I both suspect this has a lot of Simcoe. Melons, tropical fruit, earth, and big sweetness here. Balance is nice and this is dangerous stuff! A big alcohol beer that drinks this easily should have a license! This has a lot to like.
beerplace (613) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2016 Flowers, tropical fruits in aroma and taste. Bitterness from tropical fruits, sweetness is well balanced. Excellent.