Rasmus40 (9603) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and very hoppy - pine needles and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 300911
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Morten minus Peter smagning, Ulfborg. Pours cloudy golden with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose and flavors are heavy grapefruit and pine. Green hops. Very dry and bitter. Smooth. Ends really dry.
saxo (13357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head wit good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are flowers, peach, citrus, malt, caramel and hops. Nicely balanced.
Ssimkins (6) - - SEP 29, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love this Double IPA. Great pine aromas with a hint of citrus. Great bitterness that fades away.
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hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A straw-colored hazy beer with a medium cream-colored head that sticks around and leaves lace. Aroma is amazing juicy fruity hops - strawberry, grapefruit, orange. Some pine too. Flavor is a good amount of fruity hop, atop a serious caramel maltiness. Finish is bitter, alcohol well hidden. Great beer.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint @ Chuck’s. Incredibly hoppy aroma. It stings the nostrils. That said, it doesn’t leave any fuzzy feelings in my mouth. Palate is incredibly smooth. More balanced than I would have expected. Fantastic.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: beautiful brilliant golden oranges under a voluminous pithy head, tight and in no hurry to disappear. Mousse-like with random bubbly pockets. Lace surrounds.
Nose: orangey hoppy juicy freshly squeezed goodness. Mango, kiwi, and guava squeezed for my pleasure. Husky in the back. Hop cones in the back. Kiwi grows as initial chill dissipates.
Palate: hits the spot! Mango, kiwi, and guava. Lemon rind in the finish along with inner ripe yellow banana skins. Tropical flesh into tropical skins for lingering juicy husky bitterness with a rawness to it. Honeycomb with more comb than honey. Tangerines freshly picked and juiced.
Final Thoughts: clean and delicious. Firestone Walker inspires and teases because I can’t get any here in Florida. One of the tasting highlights of our Massachusetts vacation. Juicy hoppy goodness.
thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from the bottle. Color is light and clear. Thin head and limited lacing. Aroma smells like fresh hop pellets right out of the bag. Smells like Amarillo hops, so I’m Curio us what they used. Flavour is nicely buttered probably around 90 ibus. Palate is thick and oily, not as dry as you would expect from the high abv. Overall a awesome beer!
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, moderate gusher. aroma is well balanced grainy pine and distinct grapefruit. maltiness is pleasant and comes in bounds, earthy and organic. appearance is deep gold near ruby with active carb and floating island head, ring as well. flavor is substantial lightly darkened citrus up front and BIG lasting bitterness on tail end, booze is present but melds well into big, beefy maltiness. never comes across as offensive or even reveals on its own, just partners with the grain bill and rolls on through.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy copper, medium white head, lots of lace. loads of citric hops in the nose with some sweet malt offset. flavor of sweet malt, offset by a nice citric hop and a bitter end. medium bodied, nice bitter finish. fairly comlpex, slightly astringent mouthfeel (i like that), and an enjoyable citric hop presence.