NikkTwist (2399) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Tria Taproom. Cloudy orange pour with a large frothy white head. Thick lace. Complex mix of earthy floral hops. Juicy but very dry. Green oranges. Lots of wood tannins. Autumn leaves. Chanterelles. Bruised stone fruit. Nectarines. Apricots. Peaches. Dry florals. Sage. Dandelions. Easy drinking but not slight. Great!
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 Growler @ RBWG 2016. Hazed/turbid orange beer with a fluffy white head. Juicy melon, orange, and grapefruit on the nose. Plenty of peach, too. Slight biscuit malt and a nice body and mouthfeel to it. Good bitterness, though relatively mild. Slight sweetness of tangerine and orange. Bitter pine, grass, and grapefruit finish. Solid!
Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft; Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, some hay/grain, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, wet floral hops, and citrus; Finish is crisp and fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Somewhat mild aroma - but very good nonetheless.
PriorL (3038) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: fruity, hoppy, fresh.
TASTE: about the same, quite nicely balanced.
TylerGreenDC (722) - - FEB 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Faint aroma of orange juice. Flavors are of orange, even marmalade and graham cracker. Solid, unspectacular.
VastActiv (4985) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury. Colour is very cloudy orange with small thick white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, tropical fruits, hops and malts. Very much fruitiness with harsh body and nice gentle hops.
skmikeg (1607) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Pours cloudy bright orange with a foamy two finger white head with amazing lacing. Aroma is of fresh citrus juice, juicy tropical fruits (pineapple and mango), melon, strawberries, pine resin, grassy and herbal hops, light bready malts, and light sweet malts. Taste is fresh citrus (a lot of grapefruit), juicy tropical fruits, pine resin, freshly cut grass, and some light bready malts in the background. Has a medium body with a super creamy, soft mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, long, lingering finish. Overall, a amazing, worldclass, super tasty and complex IPA that is my favorite of the style and probably my 2nd favorite beer ever after Pliney The Younger.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1/30/16] Growler sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Cloudy golden. Fruity hops. Dry, kinda juicy.
ben4321 (5356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Good Beer, 2/5/16. Aroma crosses through all the hop tropes, with tropical notes, pine/resin, spice, earth, and even a hint of grass. Flavor is much the same, solidly bitter. It is slightly heavy on the carbonation but has a pretty good overall mouthfeel. Not the best thing I’ve ever had from Hill Farmstead, but still pretty stellar.
KyotoLefty (8718) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2016 Growler at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Dank-ass nose of grapefruit, diesel, lemon, orange. Rich, malty grapefruit and dank flavors, nice bitterness. Very good.