phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first I’ve had of this style. Very nice hop aroma with more of a cereal than caramel maltiness. Taste was of citrus pine hops and very clean bready melon malt. Finish was not as dry as expected. Nice. I would really enjoy this in summer.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22/XI/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ Hannah’s place - BB: n/a, bottled: 21/V/14 (2014-1399) Thanks to teorn88 for the trade!
Clear orange beer, creamy irregular big yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel malts, some citrus and pineapple, some honey, little oxidized, some mango, lychees. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter, citrus, fruity start, caramel malts, pineapple, lychee, soft hop flavour. Aftertaste: sweet malty backbone, some citrus, bit of honey.
tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very light copper-amber color with excellent clarity. Only a very mild haze in the center that’s gone after a few minutes. Foamy white head leaves modestly chunky lacing behind. Nose is heavily hopped, giving off notes of lemon zest, pineapple, bitter citrus rind, leafy pines, hop oils, & only a mild touch of toasted cracker malts backing up the hop assault. First sip is lathered with wet, juicy, oily, piney hops. Somewhat grassy, almost floral, & most definitely pungent. On the edge of dank, but not quite there. Light resinous attack, too. The latter half reveals a larger fruit essence of pineapple, grapefruit, & herbal lemon tea leaves. Modest essence of crackery & bread laden malts, however the bitterness of the hops sustains much further into the finish than the malts, leaving a mild white pepper spiciness on the tongue after each sip. Fresh, clean, snappy mouth feel. Crushable as hell. Delicious stuff.
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden-orange pour the aroma is bright and spicy. A nice tropical hop aroma along with a bit of soft sweetness the hops are a bit faded on the palate but it’s still a lovely brew. Has a honeyed sort of flavour on the back.
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle from Euston Tap, London. It pours a golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is fresh hops, citrus peel, grainy malts. Taste is again medium hoppy loghtly bitter medium sweet, with grains, bread, grapefruit, pine needles and citrus. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall, better than peers
bnokk (102) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft, legal C
Light yellow for an ipa. NOSE -
Some hop character, nothing really stands out. FLAVOR - light hoppiness. Not overwhelmingly bitter, floral or resinous. NOTES -
pretty typical ipa. Unremarkable, but it seems like it could be a good session drinker. Supports Shigadeyo's theory that 80% of IPAs are the same.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold pour. Aroma is citrus, lemon and orange. Taste is citrus, pine, and bitter orange. Juicy hop start that lingers into a dry resin finish . Notes of grapefruit finish it off. Very good.
Garrold (2331) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Shakespeare’s, Sheffield. Hazy gold. Thin, dense, lasting, white head. Fresh, minty, black berry hop. It’s akin to a lager with a blackcurrant top. In the nicest possible way. Taste is gentle bitter. Some fruity sweet. Crisp, clean palate. Finishes juicy bitter. Some dry on the close. Quite unusual, really, but very drinkable, fresh, and tasty. Nice one.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. Poured a hazy, pale golden colour, with a halo of white head. Aroma of pils yeast, grain and floral hops. Citrus hop flavours, with crisp grassy notes and some bready malt. Finish was dry straw, resin and grapefruit.
Emeister84 (1443) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of fresh pine, sharp citrus. Slightly hazy orange-gold, mostly fading white head. Dry, very fresh hop flavors. Light bodied, very clean.