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.
fkoolen (252) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour, white creamy head. Tropical fruity nose and taste, nicely malted (caramel, honey, earthy) and a tad bitter. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel, good body.
fajry (428) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fľaša. Oranžová farba, biela pena. Vôňa sladová, ovocná, citrusové tóny a chmeľ. V chuti najskôr sladkosť a citrusové ovocie, neskôr kvetinové tóny a chmeľové dozvuky. Telo prázdne, stredne nasýtené.
mutz (557) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donkergoudgele kleur, mooie kraag. Ruikt fruitig met een stevige mout op de achtergrond. Smaak is bitterzoet, bitter als in sinaasappelschil en behoorlijk moutig, mooie balans.
yy0pp (484) - - JUL 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Clear amber colour with frothy head. Aromas of caramel, honey and lots of hops, fruits and citrus. My favorite IPA from FD.
mentalmind (26) - FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper and cloudy. Small white foam that leaves a nice Belgian lace on the glass. Citrus and fruity. Very nice usa ipa.
jjsint (667) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Maypole, Cambridge. Orange-gold, bit off-white head. Hazy. Orange, banana, pine and egg in the surprisingly muted aroma. The taste is initially bittersweet but morphs into an intense bitter in the finish and aftertaste. Refreshing palette. A fantastic if slightly dangerous hot weather IPA.
ctaylo (7) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in DC. Dark-medium copper. Tastes of Carmel, lemon. First few sips were good but wasn't digging it anymore halfway through the glass.
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GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color with nice white head. Aroma: tropical sweet fruits, citrus, oranges, caramel. Refreshing taste, medium bitterness with a bit sweet background. Flavours of tropical fruits, citrus, orange pulp, resins. Medium body with medium carbonation. Good, refreshing beer, even 2 months after expiration date.
Stuu666 (1735) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Pours amber, sweet toffee and juicy pine, lots of fruit in the taste.
BitchPls (539) - FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange copper beer with a white foam. Very fruity hoppy aroma. Lots of hops but with smooth roundness. No stinging bite. It has this earthy note to it. The mouth feel is better than the non adventurous taste. This is a rather good IPA and I’d like to drink it again.