Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A similar colour to its Pintail brother: orange amber with a similarly puffy white head. Just a hint of haze and not a great deal of carbonation to be observed. The hopping is slightly more amber gum rather than the resinous herbal notes of the Pintail. There’s a few prickles of carbonation there and then stonefruit and gentle grapefruit come out. Bitterness starts of soft and ripe and then gathers pace becoming pronounced and definite. There’s yellow grapefruit and sweetish Meyer lemon coming in a lengthy finish. This masks its abv rather well, suggesting that this beer could be a real danger to me achieving anything else this afternoon.
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the San Diego downtown brewpub. It poured a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of sweet malts and some citrus. The taste was of sweet malts, hop bitterness and citrus. Nice.
MrTipple (3566) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: light floral hops, light grain, light resin. Appearance: clear gold, small, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initial bitters continue, dry citrus hops coming up. Overall: OK IPA, nothing extraordinary though. Pint at Karl Strauss Brewing, San Diego.
rejtable (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at carlsbad brewpub. Pours clear golden lots head and lacing.. Nose is grapefruit and pine. Flavours of grapefruit, pine some orange maybe, light cereal. Taste med bitter light sweet. Medium sticky body.
GuideDogSaint (1182) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is resinous pine, not sure there’s any citrus. Bitter finish. OK but too much pine for me.
slowrunner77 (9948) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"a biscuit malt forward ipa that is not quite what i was goin for. thought it was the citrus hopped Stargazer IPA and bought a sixer by mistake. well made for what it is i suppose, but the hops need to have a bigger role. Pretty weak even brewery fresh."
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy orange to golden color with a minimal head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oranges. Taste is rather dry and crisp, thin malt body. Bitterness is above medium, rather broad and long lasting. Perfect carbonation. Good IPA, but the malt body is lacking a bit.
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy appearance with a small white head, heavy floral aroma, very hoppy, powerful tropical fruit flavours, medium body, tangy fruity sensation in the mouth followed by a good lingering bitter aftertaste.
Muggus69 (2047) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL bottle BB 03/2015
Looks the part - firm inch off dense white foam atop a slightly hazy pale gold body.
Nose has a good hop hit too - pine, pineapple, melon, citrus, woody spice, with an underlying toasty malt.
Full bodied, moderate carbonation, good weight - not too heavy for strength.
Upfront malt sweetness accompanied by some toasty bready notes, abrupty followed by big notes of pine, grass, orange rind, and unripe tropical fruit hops. Firm, lingering bitterness on a dry finish.
A decent IPA - plenty of flavour, reasonable balance.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow with white head. Floral aroma, with a bit of pine and citrus. Sweet floral front with some fruity flavors and a bit of a bitter crisp finish.