ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange with a white head leaving some lacings.
The aroma is light and refreshing with nice notes of malts beneath citric hops. A hint of vanilla as well.
The taste is mild and somewhat sweet with a solid but light malty backbone with notes of caramel. Hoppy aromas of lime and grass. The finish is bitter, not overly powerful but somewhat raw. Ends with notes of ressiny and leafy hops.
Light body, perhaps a bit too thin for my liking.
A good beer. Solid, but nothing spectacular.
BearsOnAcid (3) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured this into a tulip glass. Big white fluffy head after a vigorous pour. Lacing is slightly thick and sticks to the glass. The color is basically what you see on the label for the bottle.
The smell had a nice piney/citrusy hops smell followed by candy. I’m picking up some alcohol as well.
Taste has a hard hit of piney bitterness. The malt flavor is pretty light. Slight caramel and bready flavors in the background. The finish is bitter, alcohol, grassy.
It’s a bit thinner than I’d like for an IPA. Carbonation is right.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh man. I could drink this forever.
Hops are massive on the nose with fruit (lemon, orange), a grainy malt and a lovely caramel/toffee.
Caramelised flavours - toffee, hokey pokey; with a glorious strong hoppiness. These hops are resiny, oily - coating the tongue.
Finish is full of hops and lasts with a nice fruitiness.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden amber pour with a nice bubbly white head that doesn’t last too long. Very hoppy nose has notes of passionfruit, grapefruit, orange and caramel. Flavour is still very hoppy and fruity but has a strong toffee/malt backbone. Mouthfeel is light and smooth with moderate carbonation and a medium to long bitter finish. Very nice IPA both powerful and subdued.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I got a 6 pack from a trade, 4 of them were gushers. Poured a clear golden color with an off white head. Aroma is grass, green hops, citrusy resinous hops, caramel, and crystal malt. Medium body with a crisp mouth feel and ample carbonation. Great sweet caramel, malty undertones in the flavor, also some fairly big notes of citrus, pine, and grass. This one has a good amount of hoppy bitterness which is nicely balanced by the caramel sweetness. Solid West Coast IPA.
Padron4KM (564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, no freshness date or bottled on date.
Clear burnt orange, half inch beige head. Nice retention sticky lace.
Ruby red grapefruit nose on top, earth and caramel underneath.
Flavors are pine and earth with some citrus and crystal malt layered in the middle, with a nice pine and citrus hop finish.
Alcohol is well hidden.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber golden body with lasting head. Big hoppy nose, pine and citrus. Easily drinkable for me though the partner thought it was too bitter, medium light body and don’t notice the alcohol, liked this but would also like to try it really fresh.
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, wet-bread malt character. Piney hop notes with moderate citrus and a leafy vegetation tint. A little soapy and astringent. Finish is dry.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. Aroma is tons of citrus hops. Flavor is very hoppy but not too bitter. The predominant flavor is orange and other citrus fruits. Medium mouthfeel and very drinkable. This is a beer that I could drink several of in one sitting. This is a great beer.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 Floral and resiny hop aroma. Color is copper. Awesome taste of hop bitterness and malt flavor without sweetness. Solid IPA.