_angst_ (4553) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that leaves lots of lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny fruity and grassy with crackers, grapefruit juice, pineapple, freshly cut grass, pine needles, minerals, grape skins and lemon zest. Taste is slightly bitter, slightly fruity and grassy. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly dry, tiny astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with crisp lightly tart tropical fruits. Solid refreshing hoppy stuff. Has a hard time in todays tasting competition but it’s obvious it’s a great beer!
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at The Trillium and Tree House-tasting in Kville, Göteborg. Clear pale yellow/golden beer, with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, pine, caramel, oranges, some passion fruit. Hoppy citrus flavor, grapes, pine apples, orange notes, some peach. Good but slightly thin.
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear pale amber with a small head. Aroma is fruity berry slightly piny grapefruits. Flavor is dry yet a bit sweet pungent a bit burnt rubber I’m afraid.
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Clear light coloured with a white head. N: Pine, wood T: Pine, passionfruit O: Very easy drinking. Decent, but a bit to low hop profile.
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tristan. Pours a pale yellow with a thick fluffy white head. Huge citrus hoppy nose. Clean light malt with enough body to balance the citrus hop taste. Very clean and balance, really good.
ilovedarkbeer (2715) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber sort of yellow tinged color with a bubbly white head. Notes of faded hops, copper, glazed sweet breads, citrus and earth. Was pretty underwhelmed given the pedigree.
Darwenus (905) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a cloudy orange/yellow with average head. Fruit and warm, sweet malts on the aroma. Bananas, bread, some citrus. The flavor is much more to the bitter side, with a pine-resin-floral hop punch and a very dry finish. Incredibly well balanced beer. Very complex take on the style. Quite nice.
VastActiv (5734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Maine Beer Company, Freeport. Originally rated 20160221. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, some pine, hops and malts.
brownaler (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange appearance with a small head. Strong citrus body with a touch a peppercorn. Malt is lemony with a orange finish.
thepatrickman (891) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the source. While it didn’t quite hit the high notes of Another One or Lunch (which were in the same flight), it was still an impressive IPA that would make a lot of other breweries pretty famous. A little sweeter and rounder than some of MBC other brews, and a little more piney, but overall complex and good.