superspak (2910) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/19/2012. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, and earthy hops. Fantastic aromas with great hop complexity, balance, and strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, pine, floral, honey, grass, and herbal hop earthiness. Good amount of piney citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zests, citrus rind, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, honey, and herbal hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop complexity, with a nice malt balance supporting the big hops; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic IPA. Great hop complexity with nice malt balance; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.
MadShaolin (29) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. Less onion, more citrus than hop stoopid. Hop bitterness is more elegant than stoopid. Lagunitas doesn't suck
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
larsga (6356) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big offwhite head. Clear deep yellow body with carbonation. Resiny
orangey aroma with bread dough and raisins aroma. Sweetish resiny
orangey taste with syrupy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel.
Dryish resiny orangey aftertaste with spicy bready notes. Lovely,
drinkable, full of flavour, yet clear and fresh. (0.355l bottle, I
forget where from.)
dliberto (203) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. Aroma consists of floral notes, citrus, pine, resin, and cereal. Well balanced beer that does not overdo anything. The citrus, pine, malts, make a really nice beer that is not overly bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Excellent beer, especially for the price.
AndreasP (13) - DENMARK - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
There rises a little heavy malt scent up the glass, containing pine and resin. In the mouth also nicely mellow, with the alcohol present, on top of the almost sticky (not negative) taste of resin and malt. Almost like a double IPA. The bitter hops lasts well into the aftertaste but with no floral or spicy impression from the small green buds. Overall it seems almost like a cross between double IPA and barley wine. I think that it ends sympathetic although not well balanced, as I am sure the intention was.
WilleLW (193) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden colour with a white creamy head. Strong aroma with hops and fruits. Flavour of grassy hops with a sweet smell of elderflower, some toffee and sweet mandarin. Taste of toffee and some burnt sugar with a medium bitterness but with a sweeter after-taste. Orange and grapefruits.
Nordcore (1063) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Golden, clear with a minimal white head. Fresh fruit aroma with some citrus and light caramel sence. Light bitter taste with a long fruity end..
monkeychugg55 (919) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Guess I hadn’t rated this yet. Clear golden with a big, sticky head. The aroma is full on passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange, citrus zest, resin, and floral hops. There is also some slightly earthy malt, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor is a little more malt forward, with a lot of residual fruity flavors. This stuff is fantastic, boy do they suck.
airrick2003 (565) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: pours with a very large beige head that settles into a nice dense pillow, the beer is a very slightly hazy average gold color, very good head retention
Aroma: very strong grass and pine hits you right away, hints of alcohol, possibly even chocolate, smells good
Taste: bitter citrus and pine, some alcohol, malty backbone,
Palate: average carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, strong bitter backbone
Overall: drinks like an imperial ipa, very bitter with a strong malt presence as well, very strong Aroma, works well in the cold weather
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear and golden colored with a deep white clingy head. Big aroma of resin, pine, grapefruit, lemon, and orange that is reminiscent of a dry hopped IPA. Taste begins deeply malty and sweet with caramel and a nice complex malt backbone. Citrus and hops bitterness balances very nicely. It is so well balanced that it is difficult to discern all the layers of malt and grain. Finishes moderately bitter, but clean and drinkable. You might possibly describe it as a deeply malty, moderately hopped IPA. Great beer.
AndySnow (4160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, hops, caramel, malt, grapefruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, pine, caramel, hay, grass, some fruit.