Star80 (32) - Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by 3/10/14. Pours out a nice orangey pale color. Smells quite fruity, slightly tropical, with some grapefruit and pine. Not smacking me in the face with floral hops but they are there when taking a whiff. Tastes more tropical, pine and grapefruit with a slight sweetness from the ABV. Also some intense scorching bitterness on the back of the tongue creeping in the aftertaste. Palate is rich and full. Overall a delicious beer that only slightly disappoints in the aroma category and lack of the tropical hops one expects but still delicious.
---Rated via my tastebuds and my brain.
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a extremely small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a slightly hazy yellow orange colored body and a fair lacing. The weak aroma was of malts and hops. The mild citrus mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a bitter fruity aftertaste. The semi-thick flavor contained notes of bitter citrus, herbs, caramel, breads, fruit and hops. A decent brew that I would consider drinking again.
libertine (189) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a cloudy golden amber with a thin white head. aroma has some musty funk going on. aroma of tropical fruits, orange, caramel and resin. flavor is a little sweet with orange, tropical fruits caramel and pine. medium body. moderate carbonation with a long bitter finish.
Prokroustis (679) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber colour, white head. Excellent, strong bitter aroma, with lots of pine and grapefruit, mango and blood orange, with some caramel. Great, heavily hoppy flavour with mainly pine and raisin, mango, a quite balanced finish.
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Hazy golden. Bold sweet resiny aroma with lots of pine and caramel. Onions. Sharp petrol flavours at first. Then lots of hop bitterness. Fantastic aroma and very flavourful. Full bodied with quite a bit of sweetness, but there enough hops to balance. Long lingering bitterness in the finish.
calm_dreamer (156) - GREECE - JUN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange cloudy body, white full head that stays on the glass. Aroma of hops, some caramel and alcohol, grass, pine, flowers in the end. The taste is similar to the aroma with a little more alcohol. Not "triple" strong. Medium hop oil aftertaste with a little caramel.
Stuu666 (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Very dry and bitter, sweet toffee, light fruit, not much on the nose.
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2014 An excellent double IPA that showcases well what antipodean hops can bring to the table. A little too strong to enjoy in the quantities one would like though.
Minkenbraeu (8) - GERMANY - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Etwas verhalten in der Nase, jedoch entfaltet sich das volle Aroma im Antrunk. Mango, Maracuja und Citrusnoten dominieren das Bier.
Durch das intensive Aroma rückt die durchaus vorhandene Bittere zunächst in den Hintergrund, um beim Nachlassen der Frucht dann zur Geltung zu kommen.
Der hohe Alkoholgehalt trägt das Bier, gerät jedoch nicht in den Vordergrund und regt gefährlicherweise dazu an direkt die nächste Flasche öffnen zu wollen.
borre_m (220) - NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours cloudy golden slightly tan head. aroma has lots of hops, grass, florals and pine. taste is hoppy, intense grass and pine, nicely balanced with malts.
ruigo (1005) - PORTUGAL - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours a cloudy orangish golden colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy, pine, citrus, hops and bread. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more bitter than sweet with some bitter aftertaste. Overall, a more than one dimension beer that at first it seems that have some strange notes in the aroma, but not noticeable in the taste. Very balanced taste. Very good!