euniceradio (340) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 bomber to tulip. Pours clear gold orange, big white foam head. Aroma of pineapple, mango and trop blends, pine and kitty piss. Taste of caramel malts and aromas. Finish is semi-dry, bitter is present but not overpowering.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Bottled 27.05.2015. Aroma has sweet pineapple juice notes, tropical fruits and mild grapefruity tones. Flavour has malty notes, some grain and resin. Also pineapple juice. Minerals, malty notes and grain take over at the end of the glass. Easy to drink and refreshing.
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Bottled on 27.05.2015.
Pours clear golden color with a large head. Floral Hoppy aroma, light tropical fruits with citric notes, some faint pine and caramel. Bitter palate, lingering sweet finish. Decent even though not very fresh.
lusikka (7624) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Bottled 05/2015 (old!). Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, some floral notes and grapefruit. Flavour of sweet maltiness, grapefruit, floral notes and toffee sweetness. Medium bodied. Soft. Finishes sweet. Thinnish mouthfeel. I wish this was fresh.
tiong (5608) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 05/27/15 - Pours clear orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, caramel, pine, citrus and lemon. Taste is smooth, sweetish and malty with some grass, caramel, toffee, pine and citrus. Finish is sweet, fruity and slightly watery with some citrus and pine. Not super fresh, but okay.
alexsdad06 (7749) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle picked up locally (we seem to get these in pretty good shape). Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have dank, catty, resiny and citrus hops, lightly toasted malt, caramel, some earthy notes to the finish, pretty decent IPA even shipped across the country.
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A musty hop with a touch of simcoe aroma comes from this hazy yellow brew with tiny white bubbles forming around the edges of the glass. A citrusy hop flavor collides with the sweet maltieness and bitter of this medium bodied crisp ale. The trio of flavors meld well making this ipa very well rounded. In the aftertaste the sweetness fades and a slight grain flavor comes out as the bitterness stays throughout. I get a grapefruit citrusy aftertaste that lingers for awhile.
Chuckh7 (4) - - JUN 24, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not very hoppy smell with hint of sweetness. Looks pretty clean. Less hop flavor than most IPAs. Pretty easy to drink not thick flavored. Overall crisp IPA but not too strong.
hayduke (4292) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Strykzone on facebook chat. Pours a clear copper with a creamy off-white head. Good lacing. Nose of pine and citrus. Floral too. Full in body. Smooth in the mouth . Favor is a hop bomb with cirrus, pine, fruit. Bitter pine finish. Darn good.
Strykzone (6036) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This is hazy and dingy golden and it has a cool looking egg shell foam. Sticky lacing. From a distance I smelled some kind of spice but up close it is a hop fruit bomb. It doesn’t taste quite like it smells. I taste more Simcoe and while I do taste some spice it is not what I smelled. Bitterness is big. Unfortunately I have a hard time smelling or tasting pine. That ability might come in handy here. Malts are pale and kind of papery and feel a little powdery. A malty finish but still plenty of the fruit remained. I like this one.