jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 21st, 2012 Ben and Dave.
Appearance: Pours orange cloud with a lot of sediment.
Aroma: Aroma of pine, faint orange citrus.
Taste: Taste of medium bitterness, pine, resin.
Palate:Medium body, light lingering aftertaste.
Summary: I’m glad I got to try this beer, and I understand the intent, but at $20 a bottle from Norm’s it’s just not worth it. Solid IPA taste but really one note, enjoyable but not amazing.
HopsHipster (40) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flot mørkgylden øl med god og 'usprittet' duft. Langvarig, skarp og dejlig humlet eftersmag. [APK: 6.63]
JakobHoumoller (17) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy light amber appearance. The aroma has notes of caramel, resin, pine and grapefruit and orange zest. The taste is in initially caramel but then finishes with a huge resiny piny hop hit. I feel like I’m being slapped on the tongue with a pine branch soaked in mango juice. Nice! Leaves a huge lingering bitterness.
blazin_buddy (8) - - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice flavor and presentation. Good carbonation and clarity of a bright rusty orange color. Great taste and mouthfeel.
drjay44 (2612) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, tiny bubbled, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, light toasted malts with cereal, no esters, balance to the hops....taste is sweet with toffee/caramel notes to start, then pine, resin, lighter citrus, floral notes, then heavy lingering bitter tones, no esters, balance very much to the hops.....mouth feel, heavy of medium body, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, moderately astringent, carbonation creates a creamy mouthful. The hops are in ascendancy in this beer, and there is only moderate malts to respond. It is difficult to balance beers such as this because the malts become almost toxically sweet as they are amped up. (Taste Dogfish Head 120 minute.) As it warms the malts arrive somewhat more and create more balance. It will be interesting to see if the Triple IPA becomes a separate style. BJCP 9/3/15/4/7
Damico (2557) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with a sandy head. The aroma is perfumey pungent and sweet hops. The flavor brings a boatload of hops covering any resemblance of malts at first, then sweet malts and amber, and then huge hop bitterness and sweetness blended at the end.
Ktwse (1961) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy dark orange amber with low off-white head. Aroma of resin, grapefruit, mango, peach, pine cones, light caramel and vanilla, a seriously rich and potent nose! Taste is hop intense bitter, slightly medicinal, with long heavy bitter finish. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Looks and smells great, taste is actually the weak link with this one.
Niko100 (1977) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, pine hops, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, pine hops, fruit, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; A tad cloying - but definitely worth a try.
angel77 (871) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 65 cl de la cantina renfe de Avilés tomada en agosto de 2012. Sabores y aromas intensos maltosos, ligeramente dulces perfectamente combinados con un amargo resinoso final importante. Cuerpo intenso, pastoso y denso con 10 vol que le dan una muy buena sensación alcohólica. Junto con la doris the destroyer de las mejores de la marca probadas hasta ahora. Para repetir sin duda.
Daytonbeer (641) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange with white head and no lacing. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit hops. Taste is the same with a pine hops, malty sweetness and alcohol burn. This is a huge beer.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, more fine work from the boys at Hoppin’ Frog. Once again if anyone from the brewery reads this let me know and I’ll get your lovely beer sold in my town. Poured a lightly hazy orange colour with a thin to medium off white head. Aroma is citrus hops, caramel. Flavour is lovely juicy hops, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, peach, orange. Mildly carbonated. A American IPA no doubt. Loved it.