3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Lots of gum, tropical fruit / guava / mango, bell pepper, light solvent when warm, some dirty ethanol, resin and orange oil. I can see similarities to Nelson and other Kiwi hops with such a strong tutti-frutti bubble gum and floral tropical fruit aroma. I think the design was to have high acid hops cut the sugary malt, okay so it does that well, but thatís what double IPA often is. I picked this up in order to give Green Bullet hops another try but i definitely donít think much of them. Better than Cites or Mosaic but nothing like Nelsons for me in this beer. The nice thing is that the body is soft, the carbonation low and creamy, just too sweet and too bitter.
marcus (9014) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours clear blonde with a nice off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a sweet caramel malt flavor with a smoothly bitter finish. Very tasty.
alexsdad06 (8907) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hopgeist 2014. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, earthy, herbal hops, some dank character, moderate bitterness. Good beer, donít know why I hadnít rated this though.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6153-20140129] Bottle. Fresh grass hops aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter butter grassy lemon hops flavour. Medium-full body is fairly bitter. Good. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
bb (8506) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and summer fruit aroma with light tropical fruit. Grapefruit and summer fruit flavor with light tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and summer fruit linger with light tropical fruit and light malt.
douglas88 (8332) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange hue, very bright with a medium white head. A big sweet fruity resin nose. The aroma is just like a triple IPA. The flavor is more sugary tropical resin, mango, oranges, lemon zest. There is some bitterness, but mostly rich tropical sweetness. Quite good. The alcohol is well hidden in some ways despite being a really big beer with a lot of warmth (to style Iíd add).
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Flannyís in Tempe during the tap takeover. It pours with a clear copper body that supports a thin white head. The aroma is full up fir tree reminding me of the first time I tried Winter Yulesmith. Behind the big sap, pine cone and pine needle hop notes I get a modest amount of sweetness and a light sense of booze. The taste is full and big with robust levels of malt sweetened fir tree and pine sap hoppiness. The hops have loads of both flavor and bitterness. It then rolls toward a pleasing smooth fairly thick sweet malty body finish. Yummy relaxing sipper. Dig it! If youíre in the mood for something tame and subtle try a different beer.
b3shine (8050) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks solid; a completely transparent burnt orange with foamy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells solid; not Triple IPA hoppy though. Somewhat reserved citrus hops and sweet pale malt. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good, not great.
laiti (8035) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013
35,5 cl bottle @ Viisi Penniš, BBE 01.04.2014
Aroma is heavy with pineapples, caramel and woody notes. Flavour is sweet and somewhat woody with lots of hops, pineapples, gluey notes and a feeling of alcohol in the background. Finishes with herbal tones and more alcohol. Just too boozy.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity and green oniony hops. Light malty sweetness, and medium bitterness in the finish. Good, not great.