yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is nice peachy and citrusy hoppy. Smooth hops fruity and with a sweet impression. Ends citrusy and bitter. Smooth fruity and bitter hoppy.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus, grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, tangerine, pine, and pineapple. Flavor of hops (grass, resin, grapefruit, apricot, pine) and some grain with a bitter finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Hazy apple juice body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, mango, pineapple, orange, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, orange, some pine/resin. Resiny medium-full body, light chalky.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Kai Goes to China Sendoff-750ml bottle-pours a foamy white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is dry hops-lemon, yeast. Taste is dry/spice hops-lemon, yeast.
bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at OBF. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma seems fruit/resin/floral. Med body. Flavor seems to match aroma and there’s a firm caramel backbone. This is very NW style. Extremely tasty.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DC local tasting, courtesy of Lenny and Dave, thank you gentlemen. Pale yellow color. Aroma of pepper and malt. Taste is bitter throughout, but not overwhelmingly so. Nice.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a pale golden color with a light haze and a very fluffy white head on top.
S: A very intense citrus aroma which is primarily grapefruit, along with a touch of tropical fruits such as pineapple. A light sweetness and perhaps a bit of pine.
T: I was a bit disappointed that the flavors did not quite live up to the nose, but the components were quite similar. The bitterness was more pronounced than I would expect with the pine and grapefruit being the primary hop contributions.
M: Fairly light in body, which is likely due to the rice used in the brewing of the beer. A nice crisp and moderate level of carbonation.
D: A really nice IPA from the side of the country that I generally shy away from in regards to the style. A really excellent nose and a nice beer to try.
Leighton (8588) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sander’s in NYC. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Nose has lots of pine, heavy pale malts, light anise, ripe grapefruit. Medium to big sweet flavor, some alcohol punch, floral and piney hops, mild bitter grass. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Quite sweet to finish, some sugary pale malts, more flowers, pine, white bread, grapefruit. Not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Pours mostly clear dark gold with a medium sized, frothy and foamy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is tangerine, pine, and resin hops, light grainy malt and rice, mango and peach fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and heavy carbonation.