charule (1156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Darker amber color with a finger of head. Good lace. Grapefruit aromas. Smooth mildly hoppy taste compared to other IPA.
sloth (2502) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small off white head that fades quickly with a small bit of spotty lacing left behind.Lightly hazy copper hued brew. Mild nose of juicy grapefruit and honey, some lightly sweet malts too. Body is medium, lil oily and a soft carbonation, lil resiny and chewy. Mildly sweet caramel malts up front followed by a lot of citrusy, piney and somewhat resiny hops. Some nice earthy, woody notes as well. Lightly sweet finish could of used a tad more bittering, imho. Better than expected though! The ABV is incognito for sure.Props to coldbrewky for the bottle!
LinusStick (2869) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious beer! On tap at Mad Mex Robinson. Aroma was outstanding and one of the best smelling beers Iíve come across. Strong grapefruit hippiness with an underlying pine. So strong you could smell it without putting your nose to the glass. Pour was a nice light medium gold with a two finger white head. Taste was all hops. The strong grapefruit rind and pine couldnít hold up to that great aroma, but it was close. Not much else going on than an insane amount of hop flavor. Nice carbonation and great beer. One of my highest rated beers this year.
flatmatt (1129) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a moderately hazy orange amber with an off-white head. On the aroma, lots of tropical fruit pours out, mixed with citrus and leading into pine resin and notes of grain. Flavor still has the tropical, citrus, and pine notes, but itís somewhat more low key with the grain definitely present as well. Quite good, though.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle in a tulip glass. This is the second time Iíve tried a mosaic hop beer, and Iím steadily becoming a big fan. The aroma is a fantastic tropical fruit blend of mango, pineapple and ripe hops. Appearance is bright orange with a touch of opaque suds floating throughout. Taste is just as good as the aroma and more of the same notes: pineapple, mango, starfruit, kiwi, sweet beginning, bitter finish, and a warm alcohol aspect thatís not distracting or off-putting. Medium bodied and big enough to hold together those flavors in a sturdy package without getting too filling. Moderately carbonated, mouth-coating layers of flavor, bitter at the end, such a big, pungent flavor presence, it seems to steam up into my nasal cavity while Iím tasting it. Overall, this one is an excellent example of an up and coming hop variety and itís well worth the $2.99 price for a 12 ounce bottle.
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, BB 5/2/13. Poured clear, light-medium orange with a short, dense beige head. The aroma was juicy and just awesome, with fresh fruits and floral notes over fresh, mostly biscuity malts.. loved it! The flavor found tangy, bitter fruits (not just citrus) and floral notes over bread and fruity notes (plus a hint of molasses).. finished spicy and bitter, with a bouquet of fresh hops and complementary sweet malts. Medium-bodied and near-perfectly balanced on the palate.. Iím going to need a lot more of it.
Advocate_Ames (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 The clear amber pouring Alchemy Hr has a foam head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin and sticky lacing in my glass. As for the scent I noticed carmel malts, floral hops, pine, citrus fruit, spices, and alcohol. The flavor is very drinkable and for the style it is rather kind to my palate. I could taste sweet carmel malts, minor honey, lite spices, with mild flavors of apricots and oranges. The finish has sweet carmel malts and citrus that stand out with a mild hoppy bitterness. The bitterness lingers pleasantly and dissipates. Overall I really enjoyed this beverage. It is a very good Dbl IPA.
Narnad (1463) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very nice copper color with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma has a pronounced orange, grapefruit citrus with notes of a modest amount of mango and pineapple and finishes with just a touch of pine bitterness. Flavor is very fresh with early pine and mango notes arriving first, followed by some caramel malt sweetness and finishing with some chinook-like spicy notes in combination with some grapefruit. The hops is pretty strong but doesnít overpower the beer and reminds me of fresh hopped wort. Body is modest with an oily feeling and very low carbonation. Alcohol doesnít play a part in this beers profile. Overall a pretty interesting beer. One of the first beers in a while that I tasted a pronounced tropical flair without it being the sole flavor profiled. Tropical fruitiness works well with the orange/pine notes of the beer.
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Lots of awesome piney, resin, orange, and herbal hop profile! Taste is great and this is up there with the bet DIPA!
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, best by May 20, 2013. Served at around 40-45F.
Pours clear copper/amber with a one finger white head that leaves some spots of lacing and settles to a light cap.
Aroma is earthy and fruity hops, some melon, a little spicy, a little belgian-y, honey, bread and caramel malt. Average strength.
Flavor is fruity hops up front with some pineapple and melon, resinous, sweet caramel malt in the middle with notes of honey, moderate bitterness, some alcohol on the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, oily, sticky, good carbonation.
Average Double IPA. Definitely on the sweeter side of the spectrum.