craftycarl21 (2251) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Farmhouse in Burlington- thanks to Jeff for having this one on tap for my visit! Pours a lovely hazy orange with that classic dense, gorgeous frothy white Hill Farmstead head. Nose brings a stunning initial hit of grapefruit rind, both more bitter white zest character with sweeter pink flesh flavor, along with tangerine, clementine, apricot, honeydew, and assertive pine. The flavor continues to bring wave after wave of immensely flavorful citrus backed by subtle but beautifully bittering evergreen and balancing nectar fruit sweetness. The mouthfeel is just full enough, but beautifully drinkable with a lasting bitterness that almost seems to provide a 5 second respite causing the facade of a smooth finish, then attacking you again for that lingering hop bite. An absolutely stunning lower alcohol IPA; could be my favorite.
hackobock (1578) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 10, 2014. On tap at M&F. Hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is juicy tropical fruits, peach, pineapple, citrus, pine, biscuit.Taste is to medium sweet biscuit and tropical fruits, smooth medium bitterness. Finish is light sweet apricots, stone fruits and grassy pine bitterness. Medium bodied.
Slipstream (2061) - USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at HF. This is getting very high ratings, but I didn’t see it somehow. I thought it was a fairly yeasty, saison-like IPA, with some grassy hops. All right.
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at MikkellerBar. Cloudy golden - white head. Fresh hoppy. Ok bitterness. Citrus. Fruity. Bitterness. Light herbal. Light yeasty notes. Soapy.
SlovakSniper (3281) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beau verre de soleil, d’orange, de tangerine, de pêche, de fruits japonais et d’ananas avec des herbes et des aiguilles qui piquent sur un fond céréalier qui craque à chaque inspiration. Saveurs juteuses, fruitées, vitaminées, vertes, campagnardes et épicées. Superbe présence en bouche. Quel beau travail! Arrière-goût fantastique avec une solide présence de pamplemousse et de fleurs. Aromatique, houblons ajustés à merveille, jamais agressive, excessivement facile à boire. Totalement éclatante.
drsandman (363) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Leighton. Pours a cloudy pale golden orange, light white head. Aroma of tangerine, melon, fresh grass, pine, biscuit, fresh bread, pine. Flavor is light sweet into prime pine grassy bitter hop. Light / med body and good carbo.
madsberg (10435) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ mikkeller. Orange coloured. Unclear. Dense off White head. Aroma. Citrus, grape, herbs, flowers, some sweetness. Flavour. Tropical fruits, herbs, flowers, sweetness, citrus. Medium to full bodied. Ends flowery bitter and citric.
knickskicks (757) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange pour, foamy white head. Nose is fresh water, onion, grapefruit. Taste is onion, well water, citrus fruits, bitter clean finish.
RasmusOtt (1232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours hazy orange amber with a white head. Aroma is fresh hop forward with lots of dankness, grapefruit, herbs, mandarin mango and citrus fruits. Just a stunningly good aroma. The taste has those same tropical and citrusy fruits, also a slightly mint-feel and some lemon peel. So refreshing and drinkable. Wop!
ansalon (1558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hill Farmstead tap takeover, Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade October 10th. Pours a cloudy peach with a low white head. Aromas of citrus apricot, peach and some pine notes. Very clear and nuanced aroma profile. Taste is citrus, apricot, peach, resin and some honey notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. By far the best IPA I’ve had - blows everything else out of the water!
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is focused on citrus hops, bold mango and grapefruit jump out of the glass, some pine and resin. Nice malt in the nose as well, bread, some toast, and notes of honey. Pours hazy golden, thick white head has good retention and laces nicely. Flavor is a fantastic balance of hops and malt. Big burst of hops, lots dank grapefruit and tropical fruit, bitterness is high up front but integrates nicely as the malt flavors come in. Honey and biscuit malt meld well with the hop charge. Medium body and carbonation, smooth and drinkable. Excellent.