anfractuosity (344) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly unusual tasting IPA, tastes fruity, with a bitter after-taste. Doesn’t taste like 6%
nordic (422) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark yellow color. heavy aroma of fruits. very bitter taste, not easy to drink. seems like ipa.
colui72 (661) - HONG KONG - JUN 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Pours clear amber with thin white head. Citric aroma, orange taste with hoppy finish. Dull.
mrjez (459) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
L: pours copper, small head that soon vanishes, lots of small floaty bits.
S: the mikan is dulled by the malt. Pretty uninteresting and a whiff of stale odour.
T: I get the fruit but it has a flat sour and slightly sweet taste. Kinda like eating an actual mikan.
F: waiting for the hops that never came. The fruit stays on the front on the tongue and the malt hits the back of the mouth. Some fizz.
O: a bit of a shame really. It must be an English IPA with that malt and lack of hop kick? A not very well done one at that. Baird does much nicer fruit ales if you’re in Japan.
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Attractive enough head which dissolves quickly. The mandarin orange peel comes through so very coyly in the nose;
Very clean hoppy mouthfeel right away and all the way to the end. Refreshing with the bitter herbaceousness leavened a little by the citrusy nose. There is a subtle sweetness right after the tang of the hops and a very brief interlude where you can taste the malty beer that this excellent refreshing brew is rooted in.
Says right on the label that it’s brewed with Fukuremikan which is a sweet mandarin varietal not too distantly related to the ponkan, which makes me think of Chinese New Year when I take a whiff of this excellent brew. It comes out being highly refreshing without too much carbonation and heavy enough to not be dismissed as another "hard soft drink".
It’s a little crass and more than a little random, but it smells so nice when you burp.
Sammy (11175) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at wvrst. Faint orange aroma. Once this warms, get orange citrus accompanying hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
ALaRose (2) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, orange, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
ikigai (75) - California, USA - APR 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
04/21/15 from 12 oz bottle. Amber color with one finger head. No hops aroma just yeast. Strange orange carmel taste, unusual for an IPA. Not impressed.
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Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, amber, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange, cloudy, off white head, and mild lacing. Earthy, orange, floral and mild floral. Medium bodied, earthy, fruity, and herbal. Nice balance, and lite bitterness.
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