Douberd (4534) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Hoppin Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a teku. ABV 7%
Deep copper orange colour on the body, clear, with a big and thick off-white head on top. Very good retention, the foam collapses slowly and leaves medium lacing on the glass.
Very nice aroma, very fruity, fresh cut grass, rye, light passion fruit.
Nice taste too, again rye, grass, lots of fruits, light pine notes. More sweet than your average IPA but there is a good enough bitterness on the aftertaste, with satisfying duration.
Medium bodied, good carbonation.
Jow (3272) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
So Draught 55 a bar i frequent has a once a month baby brunch in back room so took wife and sone for food, kids music, and I had some brew perfect. This is hazy orange pour nose of tropical fruit and rye. Tastes of rye, perfume, pine, grapefruit, dusty hops, light caramel, and honey. Decent mouthfeel tasty brew but lacks some punch of excitement.
Foxbush (1724) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle First beer of Christmas 2014. It is a good one. I shared with my son. The IPA poured a cloudy amber color with frothy off white head and lacing. You detect citrus and pine in the aroma. The ale had a medium body and average carbonation. I did notice the rye at the finish. The pine resin does provide a dry clean finish. This is a great way to start the 12 beers of Christmas 2014.
sebwaw (62) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle, served in teku. Pours deep orange, amber, a little bit hazy with large and thick head. Aroma is predominantly citrus, grapefruit, some maltiness, a hint of rye. Its much more intensive after shaking a glass. Taste is really sweet in the beginning and then mildly bitter, its perfectly balanced, however, a little bit harsh hoppiness in the finish, but its not too disturbing. It gives you a very pleasant mouthfeel, perfectly carbonated. Low drinkability though, seems quite heavy. Nevertheless, its a great IPA from great brewery. Worth every single penny.
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Clear amber with slim white head. Fruity, sweet aroma, citrus hops. Flavours are big juicy fruit, citrus hops and rye. Very smooth medium mouthfeel, low carbonation. Excellent.
kassner (1513) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods on P street. Dark golden color, modest head, nice balance and the rye is subtle but gives it a good bite as well.
Desverger (7350) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Taphouse, CPH (16/11/2014) - amber pour with off-white head. Fruity and medium sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel malts, toffee, some pine needles, herbal twiggy hop bite in the finish. Nice.
melush (2576) - SPAIN - NOV 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en Cervezorama 2.0. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, afrutado, citrico. Una IPA extraordinaria.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange with a huge off-white head. Aroma of rye, fruit and citrus hops. Flavor of fruit, some rye, and very little citrus hops. Easy to drink and way sweeter than what I was expecting.
Renobob (1600) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bue en bouteille. Exceptionnelle ! Probablement la meilleur IPA que j’aie bue. Explosion de saveurs tout au long de la dégustation. Fruits jaunes, houblons. Equilibre parfait.