jmikolich (1468) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at FH, strangely i’m finding that a lot of places that try to over hop citra give it a poor flavor, it seems as though citra beers approaching 9.5% or higher ABV are the most susceptible, and this is no exception pungent nose but off taste comes through.. really a decent beer, but so much citra it doesnt play well.
Ed5388 (2148) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Spirits. Pours a clear golden/orange color with 2 fingers of white head. Aroma of big citrus and sweet tropical fruit notes. Mango, pineapple, peach, apricot, orange peel, and a hint of bready malt. Taste is extremely hop forward. Sweet orange up front, followed by mango, peach, pineapple, apricot, and some bready malt in the background.
LP419 (2) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crack the bottle and take a wiff get strong dank pine smell real awesome. As I pour the tropical citrus smell comes out. First taste is pine all the way but more citrus mixed with a little pine as the beer warmed. Another good beer in the single hop line from Flying Dog.
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask pour at Dandelion Pub, Philly. Nice deep orange pour with blood orange tints to it, a wee film of bubbles up top. Nice fresh citra in the nose, just that touch of sharpness to the bright fruits that makes this hop so appealing. Smooth body, light tickle on the palate, but not at all boozy. Lush tropical fruits quite assertive in the taste, but nothing overly sweet. Pretty nice stuff.
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Spirits Brick. Pours a nice, golden/copper color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is of some really nice citrus zest, orange peel, tropical fruit, grapefruit, light alcohol and mild malt sweetness. Taste is nice, intense bitterness, citrus fruits, orange zest, grapefruit, light bready malts, more citrus bitterness, light tropical fruit, lingering dry bitterness and slight alcohol. Really tasty!
emacgee (4053) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft golden pour with one finger of frothy white head. Resinous aroma, tad earthy and malty. Big citrus notes and overripe peaches. Rich and resinous flavor with some cooked peach and bright orange and citrus notes. Malty background. Firm bitterness with a medium full body.
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Beer Temple - Amsterdam. Pours clear gold with a fine, white head. Ripe citrus and caramel in the nose. Big sweet flavor with some sticky citrus pectin. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming and sticky to finish, lots of gooey orange and other citrus, marmalade. Moderate lingering hops. OK.
Blairgus (2647) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
21 may 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is orange and bitter grapefruit. Thin body and fizzy. Grapefruit hops and some mild malt body. Pretty good.
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bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours amber gold with a yellowish head. Aroma is pine/cat pee. Nearly full bodied. Flavor is burning citrus/resin hop. Strong caramel backbone. Comes across like a highly hopped barley wine. Killer ale.
GSH1976 (208) - Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very slightly hazy golden with minimal white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is excellent and dominated by grapefruit with perhaps a hint of pine. Very nice. Taste is initially sweet but then turns bitter and the bitterness lingers for a while. I love DIPAs but sometimes they are dominated by bitterness and not much else. That is not the case here and I think the mild sweetness upfront does an excellent job of complementing the bitterness. The body is medium, smooth and the finish is on the dry side. I will definitely be getting more of this in the future. I used to not be a fan of Flying Dog but some of the beers they are putting out now are excellent and this is no exception.