mkel07 (3641) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique April 2013. Decent IPA that ticks all the boxes. Smells good and tastes good.
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/VII/14 - 12 Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - bottled: III/26/14 (2014-698) Thanks to Dominiek for the bottle!
Clear bright orange beer, small creamy yellowish head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, some caramel, canned peaches in syrup, sugary, sweet malts. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: fruity start, sweet malts, caramel, pretty bitter, hoppy, alcohol, some exotic fruits, passion, mango, grapefruit. Aftertaste: lots of pineapple, some alcohol, sweet, peaches, soft bitterness, but very fruity in general, melons and sweet malts, caramel.
ibrubeer (139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Millertime in MKE. Nice hoppy aroma. Light copper colored. Smooth bitter flavor, a little floral. Medium bodied. Middle of the road IPA, but good.
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 355ml de et partagée avec Tderoeck. BB 03/26/2014.
Léger orangé, fin blanc cassé.
Arôme est légèrement houblonné, fruité d’agrumes moyen, grains en rétro nasal avec une petite note de melon?
Palais est houblonné sur un fond malté avec encore une foins un fruité rappelant le melon, possible Galaxy? Léger profil épicé arrive en fin de bouche, malt cara et pâle et pointe de résineux. OK mais manquant de convaincre.
miyauchi38 (322) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2198) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Hazy dark amber with a frothy white head that reduces to a cover, sheets of lace. Taste is a beautiful balance between malt and citrus. Both are there to start, and both are there to finish, although malt lingers the longest. A remarkable mild IPA, highly recommended.
Danyel (1048) - Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours orange with off-white head. Aroma is very strong oranges, lots of citrus. Taste is bitter upfront, medium-bodied, very balanced IPA. Okay.
merc7186 (2207) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Bready, Mild Grapefruit, Mildly Grassy
Appearance: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
Taste: Grainy, Mild Bittering Hops, Mild Grassy
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
cschwall (3) - - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes like an IPA, but its a lighter one with a soft aftertaste instead of the usual bitterness.
Darkmagus82 (1785) - - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap in a pint
Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed golden orange color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades rather quickly leaving foamy rings of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a citrus hop smell of grapefruit and pine. Along with the hoppy smells comes some more malty aromas with both a bready and light caramel aroma. A of a tangerine smell mixes in with the rest, creating a sweeter smell overall.
Taste – The taste is much drier than anticipated from the nose. It begins with a more cracker like flavor with a bit of a caramel sweetness. Right from the start there is a decent sum of a grapefruit hop that grows stronger as the flavor moves onto the end. Along with the grapefruit growing stronger, some pine hop and a bit of herbal hop work their way onto the tongue. The caramel that was present upfront, fades away all while the hops increase, and in the end the combination of flavors leaves a drier and rather resinous bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The thicker body really accentuates the hop flavors nicely as the higher carbonation is nice for the cracker flavors creating a some-what crisp feel.
Overall – A drier and crisper IPA with a decently bitter hop bite. A fairly nice drinker.