bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Tropical fruit/summer fruit aroma with grapefruit and light caramel. Tropical fruit/summer fruit flavor with grapefruit and sweet caramel. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Tropical and summer fruits linger with grapefruit and sweet caramel.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Big spicy hops and candy on the nose. Earthy and spicy, grapefruit and pith. Candy malt, toast, and citrus. Long earthy grapefruit on the finish.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma very nice , soft spic , citrus, creamy nose, orange peel, caramel and lemon grass. 7+.
Appearance clear amber with plus sized white cap. Good contrast. 4-
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied. Straight clean caramel malt bottom with equally balancing herbal-leafy hop. Clean sweet sided finish. Simple feel with solid approach.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 Pours gold with some mild carbonation and a thin layer of white bubbles around the ring of the glass. Smells of grapefruit, oranges, some resiny undertones, spicy, some toasty hints. Tastes resiny and bitter with some spicy undertones and a piney finish.
jtclockwork (6216) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of peach, grapefruit, perfume, caramel malt and light resin. Hops are a bit too perfumy for my liking. Finishes dryish resin and malt with some tropical fruit. Medium body.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours clear deep gold with copper core and thin white head. The aroma offers up a bold mix of sugary malt sweetness, spicy hops, citrus hops and earthiness creating a classic “liter box” aromatic. The taste is similar with rich spicy hops and citrus hop extract blending into a modest level of sugary sweet maltiness. I can drink a load of this!
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet - enjoyed in a Cantillon glass whilst watching game 6 of Leafs v. Bruins (so sucks might apply nicely). Hazy gold, large white lasting head. Hops. Hopz. HOPZ!!!! Average body, light astringency, catty APA type finish - bloody nice. These guys don’t get enough love.
blutt59 (5875) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled,. lighter than expected golden orange, frothy tight foam, great aroma of fresh grapefruit, flavorful with good bitter tropicals and balance malt finish
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A superior blonde bitter IPA of high intensity
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed relatively fresh two months after the beer release.
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose encompasses almost all that is American hops with a grapefruits and other citrusy fruits, pine-tree, tropical fruits and fresh grass. Taste has honeyed bready malts, pale crackers, kiwis, bitter grapefruits, pineapples, grass, more… Bitterness is sharp and the bitterness intensity is in the medium-high range. Relatively dry after-taste. Balance is clearly toward the hops bitterness, the crisp crackery malts don’t offer much of an opposition. To me this is definitely a Double IIPA and not an American Strong Ale as currently classified on ratebeer. Not sure who decided on the beer style, I guess what we have here is failure to communicate, wait, hold on, no, sorry, it’s my cat, I didn’t recognize it at first because I’m drunk and have a blurry vision. What we have here is my cat.
Ernest (5864) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately to heavily hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with notes of soap, sugar syrup, and celery.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Basically grapefruit juice with some floor wax, a few minor off notes, and a sour flavor balance (as if grapefruit juice was actually added). It doesn’t suck or rock, it’s just a boring, average, one-dimensional grapefruit-heavy IPA. There are a ton of beers out there exactly like this, and sadly this does nothing to stand out from the pack.