ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml growler courtesy of a great BA trader. the pour is an incredibly bright but hazy peach color capped by a fluffy, rocky white head that leaves dense sheets of lace. aroma is incredible, one of the best i’ve ever experienced, with massive, tropical, citra hop notes of pineapple, tangerine, apricot, and mango backed by white grapefruit, dense pine, and lime peels with subtle hints of honey covered biscuits and vanilla as it opens up, flavor is damn near perfect as well with a blast of juicy tangerines, grapefruit, and nectarines up front with sweet pineapple, papaya, and stonefruit through the middle before finishing with rush of resinous pine, herbal bitterness, and wet grass. palate is immensely drinkable with a light body and perfect carbonation and that combination of juicy citrus and resiny bitterness that i love. overall, a truly world class ipa and perhaps the best i’ve had from HF.
Franckg (249) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Robe orange foncée, très trouble. Un généreux col de mousse se forme et se dissipe tranquillement pour ne laisser qu’un mince voile. Très fines bulles, effervescence moyenne et généreuse dentelle. Les arômes sont envoutantes. Très frais, orange, mandarine, pamplemousse gorgé de sucre. Un petit côté résineux tente de faire sa place aux milieu de ce cocktail tropical. En bouche, tout aussi sublime. Les saveurs fruitées des arômes prennent le dessus rapidement pour envelopper le palais de leur amertume et exotisme. La finale, plus amère, ouvre la porte à des effluves rappelant les grains de céréales. Le liquide est frais, léger, goûteux et on a encore une fois ce sentiment de regret de ne pas en avoir acheté d’autres, comme c’est souvent le cas avec les produits de HF.
michcam8 (333) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the growler. Beautiful looking beer. Aroma is a citrus hop explosion....all the orange and yellow fruits, with some bready yeast. Taste is lemon zest, orange peel, berries, little grass, and pine. Somewhat bitter finish, not overpowering, light mouthful, sticky, and dry. World class. Yum!
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
5/III/15 - 75cl growler @ Drunken Driver’s tasting (home) - BB: n/a, filled: 3/III/15 (2015-264) Thanks to AdamJackson for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange beer, small creamy yellowish head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of citrus, piny, resinous, bit fruity, passion fruit and grapefruit. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, lots of it, piny, bit resinous, lots of fruity notes. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, grapefruit, bit piny, nice bitterness, pineapple, fruity in general. Lovely beer this one!
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at three penny. Pours hazy golden orange, hazy, thin white head that leaves a pinch of retention. Very pine forward, some citrus, light bitterness begins the sip but grows quite large through finish. Body is light to medium with a long drying finish.
devman171 (1142) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler, pours is cloudy pale orange, aroma is citrus, melon, and grassy pine. Taste is perfectly balanced and a dry bitter finish, probably my favorite HF IPA so far.
mathieuc (1729) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really cloudy yellow, almost murky, with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of oranges, pine and slight alcohol. Taste is of soft wheat, oranges and moderately bitter. Nice cereal profile, makes it really smooth and easy drinking. Body is medium, carbonation as well and it is lightly sticky. Bitterness lingers for a good duration. Sunshine in a glass!
ElManana (796) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can at Drunken Driver’s Tasting @ tderoeck’s place. Thanks guys. Thanks alot to Adam for driving all the way over to let us taste some fresh IPA. CLoudy yellow, dark yellow. Piney, hopey, bitter. Everything an IPA should be. And as Tim said it, this is what you crave for when dreaming about a really good IPA.
dfroms (442) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler filled about a week and a half ago. Pours hazy orange, almost marigold, with one finger of large-bubbled off-white head that settles into a nice layer of lacing. Aroma is aromatic and spicy tropical fruit with dank Nelson-like notes of weed, mountain herbs, papaya, mango, durian, starfruit, peach, and riesling. Just out of control how good this smells – more or less perfect for those who like the Southern Hemisphere profile. Taste is silky mango and orange juice with some prominent white grape notes and somewhat more hard to pin down lychee-like notes, but less syrupy than most IPAs that are this fruity. Instead the second impression, after the initial tastes, is one of crispness and the pale malt base showing through with remarkable balance. Texture is impressive: silky but gulpable. I recall this beer being a favorite when I first had it, in my pre-RB days, at Blackback, and now I’ll say it again: maybe my favorite Shaun Hill IPA for its tremendous balance of aromatics, boldness of flavor, crispness, and "drinkability." Love it.
cargo150 (891) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Belle couleur dorée avec un col blanc mousseux. Aromes d’agrumes, surtout de pamplemousse, un peu de résine, bien équilibré avec une amertume controlé. Une bonne IPA!
kbudd19 (805) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Kirk. Appearance is cloudy gold with light white head. Aroma is citrus, light floral, and pine. Taste is light citrus, followed by a mild burst of floral bitterness, finishes clean and very crisp. Very drinkable, and extremely well balanced, excellent IPA.