DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared at the pool party. Light orange, hazy, with cream coloured head. Sweet ripe tropical fruit and piney undertones with sweet malts, a little sticky even. Bitterness is a bit harsh, medicinal.
Zymurgeist2 (1847) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Office in San Carlos for the Portugal v. France Euro 2016 Final. Overt citrus with moderate pine adding nice balance. Hazy orange with full white head that retained throughout the drink. Taste follows the aroma profile. Enjoyable.
bookman10 (944) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with smallish head. Dank, fruity aroma. Lots of tropical and citrus. Flavor also marked by strong fruit presence. A touch of sweetness and just a slight bitterness. I like this one.
puboflyons (3096) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the 650 mil. bottle with no bottling date but I presume it is old. I basically got a malt bomb. It was a decent looking cloudy, orange pour with a long lasting head. The aroma was buttered smashed malts with almost no hop profile. The body was also good and around medium. The taste had all the symptoms of faded hops and mashed malts taking over. Fresh would have been far better I expect given the previous ratings.
jjsint (2321) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought as a gift. Dark gold, hazy. Thick. A bit of white head encircles the edge of the glass. Fresh mango, grapefruit, and subdued pine resin aroma. Bitter hop perfectly balanced by intense shortbready malt. The long finish is much note bitter. An extreme experience.
teamsale (174) - Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear dark golden with a very thin white head and standard lacing. Smells of fruit, especially grapefruit. Taste is very nice, a bit on the harsh side but overall this one is well balanced with a good sweet malt countering abundant NW hops. Very familiar flavors for NW IPA fans. The aftertaste is brief though and the bitterness hits on both the front and back ends. Good but could be better.
Plovmand (7848) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. It pours hazy deep orange with a creamy white head. Sweet marmalade fruity hoppy notes. Sweet malty. Light honey. Oranges and light pine. Quite sweet malty flavor with fruity hoppy notes. Peach and pine.
Strykzone (6717) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A fluffy white head leaves lots of lacing. The beer is clear golden. The aroma is pine and caramel. The flavor is full of fruit. Complex fruit and pine. Simcoe hops? Citrus and pine with tropical fruit. The IBU claim is listed as 100 on the bottle and is not legitimate. This is moderately bitter at most. A little honeysuckle in here. Very nice and easy to drink. I don’t taste any alcohol despite that ABV. Good stuff!
hayduke (4918) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This 22 oz bottle was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured slightly hazy orange with a white head and moderate lacing rings. Nose is pine, citrus, and fruit, Medium body and a resinous mouth feel. Flavor is big with lots of pine and citrus, and the fruit hangs in there too. Finishes bitter but no where the IBUs claimed. here. Very nice and quite drinkable.
andrewje41 (2856) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured. Bright orange pour with a white ocean foam head. Big pine aroma explosion upon pouring. Flavor is well balanced, with a clean, cool finish. Piney throughout, but medium bitter. Orage fruit background. Standard, solid IIPA here. Very nice.