cmacklin (223) - 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 (1333) - 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 (130) - 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 (444) - 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 (101) - - 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.
_angst_ (2593) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours tiny hazy golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is fruity with caramel, grapefruit juice, mango sorbet, kiwi, lemon zest, lime zest, freshly cut grass, pine needles, mineral water, peach skins and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity and slightly herbal with caramel, mango puree, pineapple juice, grapefruit rinds, oily pine cones, moist grass, lemon balm, peaches, star fruit and hints of alcohol, minerals and resin. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter, slightly fruity and slightly herbal with caramel, mango, kiwi, grapefruit rinds, moist grass, pine needles, lemon balm, mineral water and peaches. Feels remarkably fresh which I’m pretty sure it isn’t. Very nice IIPA which I’d love to try proper fresh some day.
Garlic_of_Doom (443) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light amber with a frothy white head.
Aroma has pine, mango, lemon, malt.
Taste has caramel malt, pine, peppery notes.
Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth mouth feel.
Peppery piney bitter after taste.
Had expected something bigger but this is really nice!
Lilja (1551) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, persika, aprikos, honung, granskott, örter och citrus. Lagom sötma, bra fruktighet med en lite pepprig och örtig beska. Riktigt fin.
rarbring (1258) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, grape-fruit, pine and resin.
Appearance: A clear brass colored beer. A white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, orange, pine and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a long dry finish.
Overall: In all a very strong typical west coast DIPA. Well done.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-05-13.