MirkoSabaudia (13) - - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of pine, floral hops, citrus, tropical fruit, toast, and resin. Taste was flowery, citrus fruits, pine, and grapefruit. Solid IPA.
Dfonorow (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share 2012 (old review). Hazy amber with a averaged sized white head. Aroma and flavor is huge fresh hops. Notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and grapefruit. Some light biscuit/bread in the finish.
lachrymalisis (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
no bullshit inane bloviation could add anything else to the discussion of descriptions of this beer.
deekyn (854) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- 750ml growler from the brewery. Pours a translucent light golden color with an off white head that thins to a nice clingy skin. Lacing is decent. S- rich aromas of grapefruit, lemon peel, lemon pepper, orange, mango, and biscuits with butter. Resin, straw and soap support. Dandelions, faint tarragon and some spicy herbal notes sting the back of the nose. After a while a decadent peach shines through. M- mild oily body with a bitter and acidic palate. Good carbonation. T- begins with grapefruit and mango before moving on to the biscuit malts. Middle goes back to the citrus, soap and straw with some lingering resiny maltiness mixed in. Herbal and earthy notes mix with a bitter grapefruit and lemon on the long, crisp satisfying ending.
Marheb (1529) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Une bombe aromatique incomparable lorsque sortie directement du fût. Son corps est assez mince et le fini assez sec pour une buvabilité sans borne. Avec ses notes de mangue, pêche, tangerine, ananas et tout ce que le citra peut apporter, elle fait vraiment classe à part si on veut la classer pale ale.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler @ Richard’s tasting. Hazed golden pour with a white head. Really dank citrus aroma. Tons of grapefruit, orange, and tropical fruit. Biscuit malt, pine, peach, and mango. Flavor is really juicy and fruity. Grapefruit, orange, mango, and peach. A touch of pineapple, some biscuit, and a light bitterness on the finish.
Dogbrick (6826) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours from growler a hazy golden color with a medium foamy white head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and toasted malt. Light-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering hops and grapefruit aftertaste. Very good overall.
brystmar (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely hoppy, yet citrus doesn't come through as much as I'd hope. Astringent up front, tasty yet relatively mild overall profile. Citra is my favorite hop, but I strongly prefer the multi-hopped HF brews.
biggirlpanties (127) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared with GT2. Pours is full hazy peach. Aroma of orange blossom, honeysuckle, fresh peach. Fresh, somewhat mango tropical. Taste is unbaked fresh dough, soft bitterness, citrus juice. Dry, light grapefruit peel bitterness. Excellent.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL flip-top growler thanks to DoctorB2B on BA and Untappd. Pours a full haze, translucent glowing peach. Thicker, white foam with complete lacing. Nose is juicy kumquat, sweet cream butter, fresh biscuit, grapefruit marmalade. As it warms it gains an insanely juicy peach. Taste is a tad soapy, slightly harsher than expected. Dry, herbal, potpourri finish. Actually cleaner than a lot of other HF hoppy beers with a complete absence of their house characteristic "sweet cream butter" slickness. Here the palate is more aggressive, more grapefruit peel and perfume that comes across as more chemical as their other offerings, but more in line with aggressive hop bombs that it competes against. Still, no brewing flaws just slightly soapier than its peers in this series.
johnnnniee (1828) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by Aaron last night, thanks for the opportunity!
Cloudy murky straw color with a smallish sticky white head. Floral tropical citrus hop aromas in spades with a hint of bready malt if I squint a bit. Solid fruity and citrus hop flavor with a light to moderate level of bitterness. Light sweet bready malt is barely for show. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Great beer I’m glad I got to try it!