bytemesis (6949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy orange amber with a large off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Flavor is very caramely, with notes of pine, citrus and passionfruit. Flavor about the same with light sweetness and a medium lingering bitterness. Full bodied and rich. More malt forward than I typically like my IPA’s, but nicely balanced.
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit and light caramel aroma. Grapefruit and caramel flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with caramel.
hbchrist (76) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep earthy hop flavor with a nice palate. I can’t judge the smell because of my allergies, but my comrade loved it (he is a major hopheads). Would recommend.
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a beautiful ruby red / orange with a small white head. Aroma is extremely fruity, quite syrupy and caramel malt heavy, with some citrusy hops somewhere underneath. Flavour is thankfully less sweet than the nose suggests, with loads of dry citrusy hops and loads of pungent tropical fruits (mangos, pineapples), some berries and a big whopping caramel malt backbone to not only hold it all together, but provide a big flavour component too, detracting a bit from the hoppy bitterness. All in all, well-rounded, albeit slightly too malt-forward, IIPA. Good stuff.
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours copper with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of citrusy and bitter hops with some caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same, but there are not enough malts to balance the hops. Average texture. A decent beer, but not the best of the style.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber pour with thin off-white head. Nose is dry and hoppy.
front is a little sweeter than expected definitely fruity citrus, pinapple... Watery body, sharp on the tongue. Lingering bitter finish. Goes down smooth enough for the abv.. Kind of forgettable though.
’This is my idea of the ideal fruit bowl!’ REALLY? WHY?
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmmmm... bomber from Sam’s in Durham for $6.99. Sounds good. Pour looks good. Nose is super sweet and malty, as is the taste. Not really hoppy except for some sweet tropical fruits. Or more hoppy like a mild pale ale, only boozier. A bit earthy/tea-like. Bone dry, bitter finish, but not in a good way. Super average. Bummer.
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber colour with a frothy whte head. Wonderful floral and fruity aroma. Hints of pineaple, green bananas, spices and pine. Spiced flavour with a note of caramel, some light hint of grapefruit too. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation and a nice refrshing dry bitter finish. Good one. Nice design of the logo and name (the danes always breaking balls with the swedes, :)
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Reasonably priced for a Scando import these days, and enthusiastically recommended, so took the plunge. Overall, a decent DIPA but nothing crazy good. Pour was handsome enough, a deep vibrant orange with silk on top. Nose was pretty dry, maybe a healthy dose of Columbus in there? Moderate fruit notes in there for sure but overall quite sere. Decently lively mouthfeel brought out just a bit more in terms of lively flavors, and there were some tropical fruits in there before the dry finish shuts the door.
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Farmer’s Cabinet with Pat. Pours a deep hazy amber body with thick white lacing. Aroma is sweet hop, spice and malt. Active carbonation with notes of bitter grassy hops. Somewhat plain.