rosenbergh (8519) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Batch #4. (Metropolitan Citymarket) Brooklyn, NY.
Clear mahogany red colour with small light tan head.
Aroma is mixture of dark strong resiny hops and darkish maltiness. Lots of sweetness too. Flavour is strong resiny hops, quite dark with bitter hoppy dryness and malty sweetness. Slightly too dark and sweet for my taste but with decent hoppiness. Bitterness in aftertaste is quite short.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a large off-white head, which does not last all that well but does leave decent lacing. Citrus hops dominate the aroma, with grapefruit and tangelo notes prominent, along with some pine resin and peppery hops notes. An initial touch of white pepper is overcome by bitter grapefruit hops. A hint of pine resin leads into a mid-section with just enough caramel malt to lend it some body. Pine resin and pepper hops in the finish leave a lingering bitterness. This is a nice, satisfyingly bitter IPA.
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a cloudy burnished dark amber with a surging platinum blond head that settles quickly to a pillowy moose with plenty of eggy, drippy lace. Big pine and caramel nose with a little bit of cotton and must in there as well. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, and pine on the mid palate. Mild grapefruity finish. Nice IPA.
llcooldave (1163) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soapy "Irish Spring" aroma with some pine and citrus. Pours a very golden amber color. Sweet toasted malt flavors followed by more citrus and an interesting sweet pineapple aftertaste that I’ve never tasted in an IPA. Overall, a very awesome IPA.
fletchfighters (1250) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden orange color. Big white head.
Really nice nose. Lots of bright fruits. Lots of lychee notes.
Grapefruit, orange, pine in the taste.
Good amount of resin in this. Solid sweetness in the finish. Does get a little all over the board at times though.
Nice IPA. Just the nose makes it worth it.
stchloe (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hop profile with pine notes and citrus body, kind of thought it was like a Ninkasi at first.
Ferris (7655) - 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 (928) - 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 (3468) - 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