mezr (100) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color. Brief white head. Aroma is a bit fruity with a bit of pine. Medium body, long bitter finish.
dayth (23) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty tripel with floral hops aroma and hops bitterness barely noted through caramel and bread malts. Brown, earthy finish.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GBBF. Hazy orange/amber with thin white head. aroma is quite strong citrus - yellow grapefruit and also some pine. really nice zingy hops and a dry citrus after taste.
willisread (2454) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear orange amber with a small white head. Lots of honey, marmalade, peach and grapefruit on the nose with some biscuit. Taste is a little sweet and boozy but with some good bitterness on the finish. Solid, but I think I prefer the regular version.
Larkin (25) - Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased from Gordon’s in Greeley, Colorado. Golden/amber in color, decent head. Very hop forward, malt is not to heavy but offers good balance mid palate, finish is very clean, sweet with notes of citrus. Among my favorites, in terms of hop forward Pale Ales; so much so I would be happy to see Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ replaced by Extra year round. So good.
jookos (5507) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@gallows. Glden. Malty caramelly, piney, light perfumy floral nose. Med bodied, well bittered, nice clean green berry piney finish. Really nice. Lots of malty caramel sweet, good bitters though too. Flavourful, good.
biirusaikou (2566) - - SEP 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CBM. Rich caramel malt base nicely balanced with tropical hops, orange marmalade, peach nectar, pineapple, guava, some boozy notes, dry hoppy finish. Great stuff, solid and smooth iipa, please don’t change this recipe ;)
Bulk_Carrier (3720) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some messy semi-thick lacing.
The smell started off with sweet grapefruit pulp that rides over a sly sweet wheat base and ends up allowing sweet lemon to blend nicely.
The taste was mainly sweet with low bitterness of lemon rind trying to make a playful balance, yet just graces it all underneath. There’s a sweet lemon to sly wheat (semi-sweet).
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing the sweet wheat to make an effort to come forward.
Overall, this was a pretty good DIPA that I could have again.
elbernays (1228) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from McHughs. Pours clear amber with lasting froth white head. Excellent clarity. Pine, peach, citrus nose, slightly alcohol, caramel, marmalade on nose. Flavour is sweet caramel, treacle, syrup malt halted by a rounded lingering bitterness. Dry fruity citrus finish. Slick mouthfeel slightly warming on way down. Excellent balance and great beer.
Andrew196 (1439) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn near clear golden pour over an off white head, nicely laced. Aroma very piney, with citrus, perhaps tropical fruits up in there. Similar taste on the front end with a nice hop bite paired with mildly roasted grain...got pleasantly sweeter with warmth with that tropical twist from earlier. Came together very well for me.