omhper (23541) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy pale amber, rich firm head. Tremendous aroma of swety tropical fruits and pink grapfruit. Medium-full body and soft, inviting mouthfeel. Loads of juicy hops. Intense, yet pleasant. Severe but never punishing bitterness. Green Flash has a way of making also very extreme beers acceaaible and drinkable.
larsga (7300) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Biggish deep offwhite head. Amber body. Resiny minty aroma with mango and spice notes. Sweet-dryish resiny minty citric taste with caramelly grassy notes. Full-bodied. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Dry grassy pineapple aftertaste with caramelly dusty dandelion notes. Nice, harmonic, highly drinkable. (0.355l bottle, shared by gr0ve.)
Theydon_Bois (16903) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Boilermaker, Philly - 24/05/12.
Copper coloured with a thin white head.
Fresh grassy hops on the nose allied to a little fruit and sweet malt.
Taste as aroma with pine and a hint of orange.
Bitter tasting, medium dry finish.
b33r (852) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark gold color with small off white head. This is a pure hop bomb all the way around. Very bitter- just extreme. Good once in a while if you’ve got a hop craving
rogsiu (42) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber with a nice off white frothy head with good retention and lacing. Not too much besides Citrus and hops on the nose. Taste is grassy, fruity, citrusy hops that are balanced well. Taste is bitter, but in a good way. It's a good IPA.
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FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle (White Horse, Parson’s Green)
Classic biscuity US IPA. Rich orange, small head. Really sweet , citrussy, zesty, sherbetty, like refreshers sweeties. All of that within 1s of entering the mouth. Oddly, this has good balance considering. Way too sweet, but kinda good.
fletchfighters (1407) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-- Poured a clear, golden orange color. Moderate aggressive pour resulted in a three finger eggshell white head. Took it’s time in receding, leaving a good amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. Good half ring and soapy streaks. Head finally settled to a good half finger of thick foam.
S-- Boiled pineapple, bubblegum, lots of pine, resin and hippie lettuce. Malt? Who needs malt with this! Powerful, straight at you nose.
T-- Grilled, honey covered pineapple, more bubblegum and a whole pine tree. Very thick and ripe candied and stewed orange and pineapple in the back of the taste.
M-- Full bodied would be an understatement. Over the top might best way to put it. Low carbonation? Yep. Oily and coating. Over indulged on pine I think. Palate raping, dream crushing and just plain over the top like a Nicholas Cage movie.
O-- Good looking and smelling. Rest is crazy. Not a session beer. Slow sipper while pondering why go to these extremes for the sake of going there. One dimensional and goes from first gear to 4th.
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is what I would have to call my beer of the Cincinnati 2012 Brew Ha Ha. Citrus hops with notes of Mangos, Pinapple, and grapefruit. I also get faint hints of pine and grass. Nice thick palate, great lacing. Sweet flavor and nice bitter bite.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden amber with a white head. Big aroma of pine hops with grapefruit, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Taste has more of the same, quite sherry like fruitiness, raisins and dried fruits with lots of caramel and grapefruit and pine. Syrupy sweet with a big bitterness that cuts through the weight. Very nice, teeters the line between dipa and an American barley wine.
Chudwick (2819) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft (thanks to andyreynolds for sharing) - pours clear orange with off-white head. Nose is grapefruit. Super hoppy. light presence of caramel. OK, just bitter. with a dry finish.