bierkoning (12193) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2015 Light amber color, frothy head. Strong hops and grapefruit aroma. Blackcurrant. Oily hoppy flavor with blackcurrant and a bit of citrus. Hoppy, oily aftertaste. Very nice beer, big in aroma and taste, but maybe just a bit onedimensional.
12 years later: Bottle, golden color. Soft oily hops and grapefruit in the aroma. Oily grassy citric hopbityter flavor with hints of peach and pineapple. Tasty IPA, pleasant to drink.
Ferris (12151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Nice grapefruit notes and light caramel. Clearish gold with a white head. Nice grapefruit and bitter peel, nice.
Scopey (12007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Red Lion, LGW. It pours orangey-amber with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is fresh, tangerine, mandarin, sherbet, nectarine and dough. The taste is crisp, bitter, tangerine, orange peel, toast, light alcohol, marmalade and diet Irn Bru, with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fresh. Crisp, balanced and crushable!
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. [thank you, Yngwie]
Pours a nice hazy pale amber with a 2 cm thich creamy white head on top. Wonderful lacing in big blotches. Aroma is strong, with lots of pine hops, mixing with caramel, grapefruit, light roastiness. Low to medium carbonation and a rather creamy feel. Flavour is relatively sweet at first, lots of caramel and herbal hoppy sweetness. Middle is dry and pine-like hoppy, before a long lingering dry aftertaste of fruity hops mixed with that light roast that appeared in the aroma as well.
BeerandBlues2 (11979) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine hops, fruity esters and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, fruity esters and light malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
Pinball (11897) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy orange, thick meium sized offwhite head. looks real nice.
aroma can be detected far away from the glass. strong aroma of sweet pine, sweet grapefruit. quite dry. but also sweet. great simple hoppy aroma.
flavor is hoppy, malty sweet, hops are sweet but not fruity, beer is quite dry. malts and hops balance nicely. aftertaste is dry and slightly malty sweet. truly impressive given the alc %. very nice IPA.
Bov (11768) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - pours a hazy dark orange colour, pale beige foam and a nice lace; robust flowery hoppiness with notes of cream and a touch of apricot; medium-bodied, quite oily with a moderate carbonation; solid but not aggressive bitterness; long bitter flowery finish - very good
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of thetomG (Secret Santa Winter 10). Pours a clear pale amber color with a medium sized frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. The aroma is loaded with floral hop notes and also has notes of citrus hops, caramel and nutty notes. The taste is bitter leafy and earthy hops, some nutty notes, and a faint citrus hop and caramel finish. Medium bodied. Quite nice.
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(10/9/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Clybourn, Chicago. Clear golden to amber color. Floral hops in the nose with some grapefruit and some tropical fruits. Flavor begins slightly malty and turns into pleasant citric hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice.
madsberg (11327) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Clear. Beige dense head. Herbal and chocolatish aroma. Flavour is very "american". Hoppy flavour like herbs, flowers, grains and some light spices. Is bitter and fruity in the end, and has a good lasting on the palate. Good one.