MalcolmTucker (844) - SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog. Orange/gold with a white head. A buttload of hops in the aroma and flavour. Loads of bitterness. Really good.
BenH (3021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewdog. Golden with white head. Massive hop aroma, massive hop taste. Bitter. Delicious.
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at BD. Amber with white head. Hoppy and bitter. Really nice. I never gave it a fair game by having the hop stoopid before it. My tongue is tanked.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great pine flavor. Very full flavor. This is a great beer. One of my new favorites. Medium body and medium bitter.
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours clear, red-gold with a fine, creamy head. Ripe berries, pine, toast on the nose. Flavor is very sweet with some tangy, ripe fruits, pine, caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Has a sticky, sweet, ripe fruity finish, bit of caramel, juicy berries, resins, some salt. A bit heavy but not bad overall.
Tabednar (139) - - DEC 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.14.2011 - Houston, TX
Decent amount of hops with a touch of sweetness. Very flavorful!
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a little too sickly sweet for me. the hops are evident, typical west coast ipa, but the end is cloying, good but not a repeat.
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served at a good temperature and poured with a mid-sized off white head that lasted a while and lots of lace. Color is a very slightly hazy amber. Aroma is hop, caramel, bread dough, fruit. Flavor is much like nose with bitterness on top, a little sweet under that then the other qualities. Body and carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, no off notes, and long. Great wheat IPA.
Maverick34 (2582) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a bright orange yellow with small bit lingering lacing head. . Piney grapefruit citrus aromatics and taste. Hops finish. Likable.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. It poured a nice light to medium yellow with a slight orange hue and had an average sized (1-2 finger) white rocky head that lasted only a short while leaving behind some nice spotty residue that pretty much lasted throughout thus producing some good sticky lacing.
The aroma was a tad sweet and rather hoppy with a mix of floral and citrus hops, a nice sweet grain malt and an earthy yeast with definite notes of citrus (grapefruit and tangerine) and maybe a little peach.
Now the taste was unique and had a mild malty sweetness to it with a nice touch of bitterness and a strong hint of fruit initially, and pretty much had the same flavor characteristics throughout with a slightly stronger citrus hoppy presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a decent amount of time leaving behind a nice hoppy aftertaste which lasted well after the swallow.
The mouthfeel was just a bit beyond light in body and had a mild dry yet syrupy texture with a nice soft relaxing carbonation.
Overall an IPA that is just a little sweeter than the norm, which was rather appealing and possessed a nice fruitiness yet still ended with the hoppiness that you get from a really good IPA.