Ferris (7043) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Amazing fruits and hops, sweet with some citrus. Orange, clear with thick creamy head. Upfront bitterness, resin and grapefruit. Smells so much better than it tastes, obviously due to dry hopping.
Thewade (340) - USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA. Smoothe, and not over the top on the hops. Nice head and easy to drink.
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 I don’t rate anymore b/c I end up saying the same shit over and over; unless a beer is horrific or fantastic. This rating is the later.
I’ve had this in bottle and really liked it. So much so that I had my guy get me a case. Then I saw it on draught at Gingerman - Dallas so I had to have it. Bottle is good but draught is delicious. Upon the first sip, me and my Thursday drinking buddy lit up as if to say "Wow"! It’s hoppy, it’s fruity, it’s well balanced, it looks great and smells great. There is a lot of stuff going on flavor-wise w/ this guy.
maneliquor (3409) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear orange with a large, foamy white head. Nose is sweet, aromatic punchbowl citrus fruits. Almost resembles a lychee martini, just a little less boozy. Some blood orange in there too. Taste is very front up citrus and zest. Loads of lemon coming through mid palate with a sharp, bitter sweet finish of lychee and grapefruit. A resinous finish. Unbalanced but damn it works well. Really enjoyable
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark clear orange, with about one and a half fingers creamy head. Big floral and tropical nose, with a slight hint of pine. Medium to light mouthfeel. The hop flavors, both tropical and bitter are showcased nicely, but the beer also has a solid malt character. Fantastic IPA.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose of pungent pine, and grass. Hazy amber color, huge head, and very slow hypnotic bubbles rising. Hop bomb initial flavor; different types of bitterness along with some malt sweetness become apparent in mid palate; final hold the hops tightly against the tongue with just a bit of balance coming out. Heavy body and tongue-coating hops. Really unbalanced, But still pleasant and very drinkable.
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Pretty, rich orange with tight bubbly head. Sweet resiny citrus, distinct bite of orange hops (the Citra?), Smooth, full body, with some resinous bite. Pretty tasty, but a bit metallic and harsh
KyotoLefty (7339) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the NYS Wine and Culinary Center. Citrus and grass nose, with a bit of caramel. Deep orange to amber color. Nicely hoppy flavor, orange, grapefruit, medium malt character with a bit of caramel. Very bitter. Decent stuff.
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head recedes to skim surface. Deep pine and resin aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and resin front to back. Lasting pine finish.
hawthorne00 (2732) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber with a large white head. Aroma is Citra dominated, with lemon and ruby grapefruit, herbs and light caramel. Thinnish body with (perhaps too) low carbonation. Bittersweet with the citrus flavour verging on sour. Malt flavours are discreet, but their honeyed nature goes well with the lemon. Refreshing. Pepper and some pine creep up in the quite bitter finish.