djd07 (10522) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is dank, floral, pine, grapefruit. Medium mouth, juicy, mango, dank, lingering resin finish, very nice.
markducommun (927) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber, light tan head. A bit of alcohol, light fruit, bubblegum. Sweet, some light bitterness. Chewy, medium body, a bit oily. Longish finish. Pretty good.
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mambossa (298) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2016. Pours clear amber gold with substantial head and stucco lacing. Nose is sweet off the bat, a little bit of herbal earthiness riding quietly underneath, over-ripe pineapple and viscous apricot, an ephemeral floral quality. Flavor...resembles my iffy-ness with Hopslam and the added honey sweetness. Itís very drinkable, but the beautiful complexity of Mosaic and floral cascade are inevitably dominated by sweet specialty malt. I know that a lot of Clevelanders have had a falling-out with GLBC recently, and this brew was their ultimatum. By all means itís a solid and crushable brew. Just a tad heavy-handed on the sweetness for a DIPA. Iím not exactly looking for a "brew to guarantee me a headache the next morning" kind of sweetness. But itís worth picking up to let you decide for yourself. Cheers!
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting collar. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.
Floral hop aroma with a decent balance of earthy and sweet citrus notes countered by a sweet malt backbone. Slightly resinous with grassy pine needle notes followed by citrus peel, caramel malt, toffee and biscuit. Slight tropical presence with grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel but the malt presence is a bit strong for my liking, taking away from the floral hop bouquet and citrus/tropical fruit notes.
Medium bodied with prominent earthy bitterness up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a dry finish. Dry and resinous with grassy pine needle and spruce tip flavors countered by subtle citrus and sweet malt backbone. The citrus/tropical fruit character from the nose is missing here but there is some caramel sweetness as well as some toffee, hazelnut and biscuit. The high ABV is well masked making this beer easy to drink, but the malt flavors are a bit too prominent for me. Some nice hop flavor up front but it falls off mid-palate with too much malt sweetness for the style.
kayres (827) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange. Thin white head. Dull hoppy aroma. Huge body, smooth well balanced big hop flavor.
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BenDover (223) - Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hoppy, floral aroma. Feels a bit slick and oily going down. Taste of grapefruit, with something like mango or peaches. Just a hint of pine and resin. Great stuff.
Erzengel (7925) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Many thanks to Chris for bringing it over. Fresh intense floral and malty-sweetish nose. Smooth, sticky floral. Intense nice bitter hops on a viscous and floral body. Easy to drink though with an alcoholic sweetness in the back. Easy to drink, fresh and floral, smooth. A nice brew but too sweetish for my taste.
ThirstyBird (2617) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Many thanks to Chris for sharing! Pours an orangish yellow with an off-white head. The smell is caramel, tropical fruit, citrus and pine. The taste is similar to the nose with a dry fruity ending. The body is medium and oily with fine carbonation. Pretty nice stuff.
demannu (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Deep hazy golden color. Citrus and fresh earthy hops on nose. Taste is not very bitter. Very refreshing body and flavor. Didnít put the glass down until it was empty. Really enjoyed this.
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange golden color with a bit of hazy and a finger of white foam. Lots of soft honey notes on the nose with layers of citrus and stonefruit. Palate follows with a sticky background malt that mellows out the punchy citrus hop notes and lingering nectarine. Bitterness is mellow. Solid brew with a kick.