harrisoni (14618) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Clear gold lasting white head. Well then. Itís a big double ipa from the States, yes. Resiny hop, check. Not quite as fresh as it could be or is that the crystal malt talking? Itís got sticky resiny hops. Itís got decent bitterness. Hop finish is pleasant. Yes an extreme beer but nothing to make it stand out from the other extreme dipas. Hides alcohol quite well but there is some heat on the finish. Decent. But against the style? It is what it is.
spacecube (1174) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at North Bar, sweet doughy malt, grapefruit, pineapple & piney hop, pepper, funky and a bit more complex. Palate is oily, finish is balanced leaving a sweet citrus aftertaste
spokeydonkey (35) - somerville, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Resinous, onion/garlic, damp grass hop aroma mixing with some alcohol and a bit of caramel.
Appearance: Light copper and hazy. Minimal head.
Taste: Well-balanced is the first thing that comes to mind. Itís a big double IPA, but the hops are reigned in by a solid malt presence and sweetness. Hop notes are resinous, grassy, dank, a bit of onion/garlic. Itís followed up by a light malt sweetness and surprisingly doesnít have a lingering bitterness. Its easy to go back for more on this one.
Palate: Full bodied without a lot of lingering bitterness. Finishes a lot lighter than youíd expect for its body.
Overall: A nice double IPA, but more restrained than a lot of west coast IPAs you find. Easy drinking and balanced for the style.
Tide (2061) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Nova. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, caramel, resin and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, floral hops, resin and caramel. Very nice imperial IPA.
Barreras (1164) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a darker almost amber yellow color with a faint floral aroma. Taste is clean, light and easy drinking. A little resin and bready with a hibiscus flavor. Left on the palate is a slight bitter hops. Overall an easy drinking beer fof the style, the hops is wonderfully balanced.
varanid99 (636) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep gold pour with a decent white head. Grapefruit,, citrus aromas, malt and a little resin. Taste is similar, malt comes through a little more, nice long bitterness.
VinegarStroke (319) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear, deep copper, medium to thick head with great lace. Citrus aromas. Very hoppy. Just a hint of the lantana, green, rubber or resin profile. Dry, not sour and medium bitterness. Good depth and length. Refreshing for a double. Seems to be well attenuated.
allmyvinyl (5440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours pale gold with a thick white head. Aromas are grapefruit, citrus, big resinous hops. Taste brings more bitternesss and alight touch of caramel at the back. Quite a thin body, bitter finish. Very nice.
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber golden, quite bitter and dry, toffee, sweet fruit, bitter finish.
PhillyCraft (3709) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber tinted orange color with small white head. Nose is berries, grapefruit, light sweet malt, and some misc resin. Flavor was most of the same with a bitter hop bit. Medium bodied with good carbonation for the style. Pretty solid offering.