Garrold (3059) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Curious Hop, Otley. Gold, with a light haze. Film of sticky, white head. Sticky, and resinous. Peach skin, and peach stone. Well balanced grainy malts. Taste is sticky sweet. Turns peachy, stony, resinous bitter. Silky, rich, juicy palate. Finishes long, oily, zesty bitter. Big beer. Lovely.
hesoo (80) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jeśli jakieś DiPA zrobiło na mnie wrażenie to właśnie to. Idealny balans między alkoholowością i słodyczą i ziołowością z chmieli
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle, pours hazy gold, small white head. Good malty base of caramel and biscuit, piney hop. Citrus and spice. Light medium body, oily texture. Finish is long and bitter. Carbonation is soft.
dathzo (25) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Explosion of hops when opening the bottle. A bit harsh on the bitterness though. A bit dissapointing
euniceradio (274) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 bomber. Pours cloudy gold-orange. White soapy head. Aroma of caramel, trop fruit, and pepper spice. Taste is same with nice sweet, yet boozy finish. Well balanced.
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy orange gold. Sweet aroma - caramel, trop fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation. Mango, caramel, pine, pineapple, orange, lemon, grapefruit... Juicy, not too sweet. Nice balance. Tasty.
Erasmus_ro (2088) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle, 06/06/15. Pours orange with a good, off-white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, pine, cactus. Taste is citrus, pine, resin. Strong caramel. Full.
kayres (661) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with a thin white head. Fresh citrus aroma. Crisp full bodied and smooth. Bits of grapefruit and lemon all hop no malt
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
IndianaRed (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at the River Room, Whole Foods, Boise Hazy orange with a trace white head and lacing. Big obvious tangerine aroma. Not so much on te flavor. Quite bitter, moderate resinous citrusy hop notes. Smooth and soft palate.
lightbias (362) - USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this one last night, with a friend. Growler. Enjoyed the aroma, the flavor, the bodacious, sticky head and the full, creamy, imperial ipa-ish body knowing I had one at home in a bottle. Thought I’d do a bit of comparison tonight.
Both presentations were equal in almost every aspect, but the aroma from the growler was twice the punch as what comes from the bottle when I peel back the cap. I tip to pour and fill my glass with an apricot liquid, the foam rising quickly; the head, dense and soft as it climbs towards the open mouth of the tulip. Still, not nearly the aroma I had from the growler experience. (gave an eight because of last night’s experience.)
Despite the difference, I still find pine, heady and warm; deep, rich and grassy, accents of orange penetrate my senses, the first sip presenting with a flat bitter followed with multiple other flat bitter sips. IBUs are high, my dears, high indeed. Love my bitter, though, and it takes only a few sips in a few minutes to start really appreciating the flavor behind the bite.
The bitterness edge is rough with no sting, no sharp ; this dull ache, a throbbing pound on the flat of my tongue. The head is still thick and deep, lacing the glass as I drink down. The flavor finally reaches a sweet spot with the temperature and plows through with a valid presentation of the aroma. Yes! Still dominated by the bitterness of the hops, the malt does come through after my taste buds recover from the onslaught.
A finish is a delightful thing, or it can kill an experience. This Alpha Centauri, although quite naughty to my tongue, has become quite easy going and very drinkable, and for the extremely reasonable price, I’m happy I got a chance at it! A good beer, and a great price. Just be prepared for the forward...it’s a fuckin’ doozy!