BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I haven’t had this beer in about 4.5 years; I got a few bottles as part of the Alpha Collection. I’ve had several bottles, and my perceptions of this beer are weirdly inconsistent. At first I thought I detected some defects - off notes, diacetyl, DMS, etc. Then I had it again and it had a weird graininess. But now, here I sit with a bottle and it is pretty good; a touch perfumey with a slightly odd floral after-taste. Strange.
Appearance is quite good - sparkling and clear with good head. Aroma is a touch grainy but bitter. Flavor is not a kick-in-the-pants bitterness-wise, but is pretty good, although rather floral. Mouthfeel is average.
I got this bottle in the Alpha pack, courtesy of my Dad, who brought it over from Frederick, MD.
slowrunner77 (3654) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"pretty average beer. decent balance with semi sweet malt and hops, but the hops don’t pop. for an ipa, there are sooooo many others i’d pick up first. about what i expected, though."
mstrcrwly (287) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..orange,amber pour with a fluffy white head..aroma of hops,citrus,pine,florals..tastes like it smells..nice sticky mouthfeel.
wiosna (152) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 hana@ Vihreä Haltijatar. Hiukan samea kullankeltainen. Runsas vaahto. Tuoksussa trooppista hedelmää, humalaa, mangoa. Maussa hedelmää, raikasta humalaa, sitrusta, hitusen katkeraa. Aivan pieni aavistus mäntyä. Greippiä myös.
s_hartshorne (1444) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle anchorage Sheff thanks freebe bday present. Amber thin head. Aroma is caramel orange hops taste same nice bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel. Good stuff.
TtV (74) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 35 cl. Light brown almost orange coloured with a creme lasting top. Aroma has lots of citrus with the typical bitterness of IPA. The taste is also IPA all the way, but there’s a lovely complexity of fruits too.
RichTheVillan (2995) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour with a creamy off white head, melon and tangerine, taste has pine, tangerine, mango, moderate bitter finish.
Madsen1635 (264) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour with tan head. Aroma is rich on peach and has metallic notes to it. Taste has instant bitterness and lovely citrus. Nice and fresh but not all that balanced
Krigla (45) - SLOVENIA - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.35l. Clear golden colour, small white creamy head. Citrus aroma and taste. Strong bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall nice, refreshing IPA but nothing special.
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, small white head. Nice caramel hoppy aroma. Medium body, soft carbonation, a bit creamy. Medium to heavy bitterness. Bitter finish.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)
hman43 (343) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours deep golden with a orange tinge to it. The head is full and white with some lacing on the side. There are caramel and citrus aromas. It has a taste combination of caramel and citrus hops. It has a dry finish with a bitter pop that is not as strong as most IPA’s.