RedSox2004 (1426) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear reddish amber with a dense one-finger head, solid retention and very nice lace. Sweet caramel malt aroma up front with grassy and floral hop accents poking through with a bit of booziness. Malt sweetness predominates the flavor profile, with the hops making barely a dent. Full body, moderate carbonation, oily mouthfeel and a lingering sweetness and alcohol burn in the finish.
sfontain (842) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods @ $14.99/6. Into tumbler. Pours transparent, medium reddish-amber; off-white almost-frothy head turns to a thick ring; light to medium lacing. Big, pleasant aroma of candy sugar, deep red fruits, citrus, floral and fruity hops, caramel. vanilla. This could stand to age for a year or three, but very nice.
hallinghansen (2362) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle brought home from NYC, thanks to the in-laws. Clear Amber body with a large offwhite head. Caramel, resin, alcohol, hops. This is a hop-alcohol mess. Unbalanced.
jspronck (148) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color with foamy off-white head, aromas of flowers, citrus and resin, lively carbonation, thick texture. Hoppy flavor with grapefruit and resin notes, alcohol finish
Tsekouratos (464) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Dark copper reddish color, hazy, beige head. Aromas of caramel, grass, malts. Taste is strangely hoppy with grassy , earthy hops, sweet with caramel, bread and maltiness. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
jackafholmes (661) - - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Clear light amber ale, not much head. Aroma is rich golden syrup and raisins. Taste nice decoy sweetness followed by full on bitterness and lovely alcohol mouth hum. Prickly and oily. Nice.
hoppopotomous (27) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didnt really care for this iipa..but then again I need a fresh bottle to really know for sure..besides..the only other iipa I have had is Pliney so there is no comparison to be had really
allmyvinyl (6066) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Big resin aromas, oily, pine. Taste is sticky, dried fruit, more oily resins. None too sticky for the strength. Good stuff.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with a nice white head. Floral, light citrus aroma. Caramel, malt, citrus bitterness taste. Good beer
onceblind (5313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brilliant deep copper with a foamy light beige head. Lovely citrusy sweet nose with orange and lime rind with a sweet bit of floral resins and tropical juiciness, but also with a staunch caramalt tone. Big bold flavor that starts hoppy bitter with big orange and grapefruit rind, brash floral resins, a hoppy sugary sweetness, and more citrus and acidic bitterness with a semisweet caramelly undertone. If it were less acidic it would be pretty swell. But the first part of the flavor profile leaves a bit to be desired.