KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at LAX.
Medium copper. Decent citrus nose, grass, light caramel. Flavor is somewhat sweet, with decent hops and a bit too much caramel. Noce grassy hop finish. Decent, not inspiring.
ACHops (1292) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ airport in San Diego. Pours dark golden with thick head. Aroma is strong pine hops. Taste is big, bitter piney hops. Solid caramel malt body. Once the bitterness fades there are some nice faint floral and citrus hop flavors. Overall a little out of balance. The Tower 20 DIPA is not nearly as bitter and actually more balanced.
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewpub, San Diego. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, malt, pine and has a long pleasantly bitter finish.
bmeup (635) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From DM. Clear Orange/copper in colour, foamy white head. Caramel and strong hop aroma. Bitter pine and spice and sweet caramel taste that is a little rough, but otherwise quite OK.
Davros (2726) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a lasting head.
Nose shows fruity and floral hops. Orange blossom, peach, apricot all show, along with a fruity confectionery note.
Similar flavours: sweet, confectionery-like fruit, sweet clean malt and a bite of alcohol amongst the assertive bitterness in the finish.
Carbonation seems excessive.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Dark orange in colour with a nice white head. Great hop aroma. A good and strong hop bitterness on the finish.
NachlamSie (3230) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint from tap at Cosmo’s in Old Town. Solid IPA here but not standout. It’s packing a respectable grassy hoppiness with a dash of citrus and herbs. Bitterness is even throughout and has a decently dry finish. Malts add appropriate bready balance and I find woody flavors here and there. Decent.
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd 6 pack I bought at San Diego. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My last night there I gave Kara the last 3 to bring home.
brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange with white head. Citrus on the nose, with a little fruit and caramel malt. Citrus hops flavor, but with a big grassy component. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter balance detracts from drinkability.
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-22oz.: Pours a clear copper head that produces more of a film rather than lacing on the inside of the glass. Aroma is faint with orange peel and malt. Flavor is more sweet than bright and is a bit muddled. Nothing crisp.Nothing really stands out. Too much caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Sticky, average carbonation.