Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Svijet Piva - wasnít expecting to crack this one open, but I felt itís been in my fridge for way too long - enough to provoke freshness concerns, and weíll get other bottles for the tastings anyway to rerate. Anyway. Fuller golden/amber body than I expected, medium white head that didnít stay long. Lovely fruity aroma, tropical fruit, elder, sweet, perhaps malty underneath, turns slightly citric (though still in elder range). IPAs like this one are always a joy to smell. Ah, yeah, elder again, vaguely citric. Yeah, the bodyís a bit thin, just some shades above watery near the finish but not excessively so, even if only just. Fine bitterness, some pine I guess. Soft, light maltiness. The aftertaste builds up but doesnít overdo it. Ah, itís definitely a good beer. Definitely not an everyday beer with the price it has here, but I wouldnít mind having it again, more fresh.
Finn (4642) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,355l fra Kilpishalli. Gyldenbrun. Ok skum som varer en stund. Litt lacing. God aprikos/ananas-aroma. Smaken det samme - men blir litt vassen. Litt tÝrr avslutning.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great concept for a beer and well executed. There is an inevitable trade-off for the lower abv - feels a bit thin and finishes abruptly - but overall this is a very tasty customer for its weight division. Nice-looking - marmalade orange with a thick centimetre of head. Mouth-watering, sweet aroma of passionfruit and tinned peaches. On the tongue: barley water, passionfruit again, mango. Good bitterness level for the concept. I can imagine putting a few of these away if the Australian price point were more session-friendly. Crikey, that went down fast. (355ml can from Leura Cellars. BB 3/12/17)
drjay44 (2866) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained off white head, with some lacing, over a very slightly hazy gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is pine, citrus peel from the hops, light cereal, no esters, balance to the hops....taste is light pine, resin, grapefruit peel, hints of floral, light cereal, minimal sweetness, finishing dry, with moderate lingering bitterness, no esters, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium body, no astringency, no alcohol, light acid finish. This is a pleasant, nicely balanced, somewhat light beer. It is obviously an IPA, with a relatively low alcohol which makes it quite session-able. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
ARH (749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 On tap, poured into a plastic cup. The aroma is prominently a bitter grapefruit note with some grass, and a bit of a floral touch. It pours a clear, dark golden color, with a puffy off-white head. A thick ring retains with some light surface coverage and it leaves behind an okay lace. Itís taste is a mellow, medium bitterness with a very light sweetness to it. This very much has a dry, pilsner-grainy type character to it. Itís a bit on the watery side with a light, fizzy carbonation and a medium body. Itís a clean and dry finish with the bitterness of grapefruit membrane, and a clean lemon flavor. Thereís also a gritty sawdust and grassy touch at the finish. The citrus and grass stick around for a moderate amount of time in the aftertaste, but itís very mellow.
mallons72 (178) - livonia, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent beer, but the finish is not there. Too much carbonation. This is a properly hopped IPA, good taste as well.
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours with a crystal clear copper body that supports a thin white head of foam. The aroma has a nice mix of mango, peach and tangelo fruitiness floating on top of some spicy dank hops. The taste delivers pleasing levels of hop bitterness supported by mild hop flavor and a perfect amount of maltiness. It has a good dose of bitter to resiny tangelo and grapefruit mixed with dank onion like spicy hops flowing slowly into the semi sweet malt base and then smooth citrus hop flavor. The largely bitter citrus hops run the flavor from front to back. This is a well executed session IPA where the hops are firm and bitter but are well supported by just the right amount of body and thin ribbons of malty sweet notes. Oh yeah, this will do.
BrettTaylor (624) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from can while camping. Medium gold color. Aroma - citrus, resin, caramel. Taste - nicely hopped with notes of citrus, grass and resin, but balanced well. Some malt notes, but overall very refreshing with just the right amount of carbonation.
ChiGuy68 (440) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at Founders. It poured clear golden hue. Bright citrus hop aroma and tingling hop taste. I really enjoy this beer on tap.
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(can) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, grapes and pale malts, quite resinous, with a light hint of cactus juice. flavour is mostly pale malts, mango and grapes, again quite resinous, with a hint of banana and a medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.