SamTheBarrel (376) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is clear golden with a medium sized frothy off-white head, that when settled left a little lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peels, lemon zest and pine. Flavours of grapefruit, orange peels, lemon zest, caramel and spices. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Another great beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle/SB Gävle. Golden clear. Fresh hoppy nose - citrus, but sort of soft, and with a well blended caramel backing. Stone fruity, peachy apricot. Full smooth soft body. Caramel sweetness, but just enough bitters too. This is pretty well balanced. Super sort, easy to drink. Good flavour. Slightly resinous green hoppy finish. Really pretty good, silky smooth drink.
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 10oz pour at Brewery. Real good aroma. Sweet. Citrus. Lemon orange. Jazzed golden orange. Good initial head faded to a ring. Spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body thick creamy mouthfeel bitter sweet dry finish. Real good. aroma is wonderful. Told it’s mosaic hops. Sold as double dry hopped
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2011 Total Score: 3.5
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet. Pine, little orange. Clean golden orange. Small head, minor lace. Bittersweet. Medium, oily creamy mouthfeel, Bittersweet finish. Nice, why not an IPA?
SimonTja (214) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peach, a lot of grapefruit, very fruity smell. Body is really light, and quite dry, fantastic for an IPA, taste is very fresh and a lot of grapefruit, very mellowed out bitterness and well balanced.
cmacklin (211) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a medium creamy white head. Aroma has notes of citrus, bitter hops, malt and pine. Has a sweet citrus, malt flavor with hops and a strong, bitter, resinous finish.
pieeetr (26) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well balanced beer. It has a nice full body with just right amount of sweatiness that works really nice with its hoppiness. One of the best of its style, that I've tasted, I would say.
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kryon (1323) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear light amber with medium white head
Aromas are hoppy of pineapple, mango, citrus, caramel
Taste also freshly hopped of citrusy and tropical fruits, with nice caramel body and resin
bigda83 (109) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from memory from a few months back. Poured golden and fairly clear. Aroma of caramel, bread,cereal, and a bit of citrus. Taste was fairly sweet from beginning to end, mostly caramel and sugary. Body was pretty light. This is listed as an American strong ale, but I found it more like a Pale. Very good beer though and this was my first time getting it. Will buy more next year’s release.
pictoman (427) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Clear golden yellow with white head. Caramel malt, light hops and a little funk. Finishes a little light and dry.
FestDecBeet (79) - - MAY 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 Look: pours a clear golden color. White head that disappears quickly. Lacing stays around glass.
Smell: strong hop smell. Very fruity. Tropical fruits. Very sweet. Tangerines, pineapple.
Taste: bitter taste from the hops. Some pepper. Lemons and tangerines.
Feel: light mouth feel. But still leaves a film on your teeth.
Overall: ok beer, not as sweet as I had hoped. Definitely a bitter hops flavor. Not What I consider a Xmas ale, but still a good beer.