buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - JAN 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Re-rate for the 2013 batch. This was the best beer I had at Beervana 2011, even better the next year from the 750ml bottles, and now the current batch from the 500ml bottles is even better. Brief summary: it’s like a rich creamy lemon cheesecake. But a beer. Full of flavour, body and smoothness. Full of hoppy orange and lemon flavours. Gorgeous.
nickd717 (3871) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Brothers Beer. Clear bright golden with a small white head. The aroma is characteristic of citra beers - citric, grapefruit, orange, pine. The flavor is nice with honey sweet malt yielding to a big bitter hop punch. Medium bodied, intense and enamel ripping. Good!
Brenhophead (675) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle BB: jan 2016. As i pour this clear golden brew i can smell the amazing aroma wofting from the glass. The wonderful tropical citrus fruit is very prominent in the flavor also. An incredible beer that is deceptively drinkable at 9%.
Samma (151) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Alehouse Project, Melbourne: big citrus nose that really showcases the varietal. Crisp mouthfeel. A possibly sessionable double IPA with good balance. If you love citra, then this is the beer for you.
tombutlin (140) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good, but not great double IPA. I had this at a tasting session (thanks to www.craftbeeronline.co.nz) and it was only in the middle of the bunch, so I was faintly underwhelmed. Strong citrus, floral, resin hops and matching taste, but my resounding memory is that it is overrated
henryhops (17) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Contradiction to the type of beer it is. Being a double IPA I was expecting it to be pretty full on. But it's more like a session IPA really. Great aroma and fantastic palate. Mild hops. A winner but!
Bule (1528) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Lots of citrus and sharp hop flavors.
nezzapunk (27) - - FEB 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, big fruity banana and lychee nose goes into a really bitter but decent fruity hoppy taste, big palate with the booze quite noticable, the bitter notes continue all the way thru. it’s not at all balanced but it is packed with flavour and punch . would like to try it next to an epic hop zombie if i could ever afford to buy the two together hehe
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thick creamy head leaving tones of lacing. Aroma is big on citrus, pine and a variety of fruits particularly mango. Body is fairly moderate with moderate carbonation. Taste is big citrus notes, grass and pine. It's quite bitter but not too over powering. As soon as this one hits your tongue you think it's going to take you on a massive journey and completely destroy your palate however the flavours seem to mellow out creating a very approachable, easy drinking double IPA. So this is very nice but to be honest, I really wanted to be taken on that journey of palate destroying goodness!
But yes, this is definitely a great brew!
jinroh (943) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber, some foam that reduces fast. Aroma is dry, resiny, sticky. Stickily dry? Lots of citra, freshness, some dry tropical fruits. Aftertaste is somewhat sweet, resins and pine needles there too. Good, very American style, fresh and potent. Enjoyed this one a lot!
luttonm (3730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle at Pozarevac Grand Tasting 2014. Rich orange, small head. Rich skunky hops. Grapefruit, good funk, lots of oily hops. Rich, dense classic big DIPA. Tasty, hop forward.