BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle. Small head with heavy lacing. Nice citrus flavor and hop blend. Solid lingering aftertaste. Great west coast IPA.
LaViolette (108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice mango, coconut, hoppy nose. Nice orange, hazy colour. Good IPA taste, quite classic but very good for sure. Bitterness is perfect.Maybe a little light for me, 8.5 would suit better.
iamwired (1) - Avenel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid IPA. Only slight acidic over bitterness compared to other 5 star contenders. Beautiful aroma. Nice finish.
Tsekouratos (384) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe.de, Germany. Orange color, slightly hazy, white head. Aromas of pine, grass, lemon, orange. Taste is bittersweet, with sweet fruits, tangerine and pine. Aftertaste is long and sweet. Medium body with medium carbonaton.
LuisVida (36) - - JAN 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color oro y carbonatacion media. 100% IPA americana, con una potente parte de fruta fresca (lichi, guayaba) y notas de pimienta. Boca seca y poderosa, de enorme equilibrio, con gran textura y precioso final, todo amargor fino y lupulo fresco.
redknob (34) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zesty aroma but without being confronting. Very well balanced hops keeping it more sweet than sour, just. Good, refreshing, light with a twist of complexity.
Hangover (1076) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow pour with a lasting, medium sized head. Grape fruit aroma with some light pine. Strong, hoppy flavor. Active carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Orange and grapefruit flavors, solid caramel malt profile. Lingering bitterness. This one kind of smacks you in the face, excellent.
veceo (678) - CROATIA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale yellow color, average sized off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine, malt and slightly bready. Taste is the same plus orange peels. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Not much of a looker, but everything else is supreme.
HammerTroll (625) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks deadly, like some average pilsener more than an IPA. A hazy-ish yellow, medium sized white head. But aroma is just great. Grassy and floral, lots of hops obviously, some orange notes. Taste is the opposite, not so grassy, but with dominant bitterness. Long bitter finish. Thin body, soft carbonation. Could be better with few little modifications.
(Bier Deluxe 0,33l bottle)
suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pour. Big white head. Plenty of lacing. Big aroma of dank and oranges. Taste is oranges, hops and malt.
pantumnuss (39) - POLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden-oragne color with nice white head but without lacing. With the opening of the bottle strikes a flavor of american hops: orange, pineapple, grapefruit, honey, resin/pine, caramel and also alcoholic aroma, which is spicy. Low bitterness for me but well balanced.