Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clean light yellow color with a monstrously dense, tall, off white head. Aroma has a very clean centennial freshness to it, light orange and grapefruit with a lot of fresh hop pellet to it. Flavor is very well balanced. A strong hoppiness that doesnít overpower your taste buds but lends a great earthy, mild citrus kick. Body is very light with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall a very, very nice beer. My only complaint, and I donít know if this is from it being too cold but the beer was a bit watery on my palate. Just a smidge more body would prevent the hop tea feeling.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wholefoods, the Bowery, drank at home during the mass online tasting of 03/12/13. Looks the absolute bollocks this chap, hazed orange amber with a billowing off white head that is in no mood to fuck off anytime soon !
Nose is pithy orange, melon, light grapefruit, citrus zest, touch of pine resin, toasted malts, light caramac bar.
Taste carries a good slather of chalky mineral bite, orange pith, bitt citric hops, straw, diluted grapefruit, fleshy mango.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy bitterness in the closure.
Top notch APA, well balanced, effortlessly drinkable.
TheHopster (671) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500 ml bottle) Pours a bright golden yellow complexion with white head. Excellent head retention and lacing. The aroma is very faint, like fresh air with light hops. The flavor is crisp with white grapefruit and pine hops. Clean finish.
edwardbass (361) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly similar to a Belgian IPA to me. Yellow color, aroma is lots on my stuffed sinuses. Citrusy hops flavor with extremely subdued yeast sourness and a nice lightly spicy, peppery bite. Bitterness lingers for a good while. A very good beer.
HonkeyBra (2849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a bright orange with a big white head. Aroma of bright, citrus and pine hops, some floral notes, juicy tropical fruits, touches of gumball and candied hops as well. Flavor is crisp, clean, strong citrus fruit hop bitterness. Some floral flavors as well. Quite nice. Some tropical fruit but strong pine and spruce rounding out the hop bill. Medium bodied, lively carbonation framing a somewhat creamy body. Finishes on a long grapefruit note. Quite nice.
tbopslt (237) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Craftsman Ale House. Peppery aroma. Complex taste. Not bitter for an IPA. Very enjoyable. My beautiful fiancé disagrees!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, via BottleSelect. 2-prong rate. Regal appearance: bright golden color, basically like itís shining; Brussels lacing, almost like a crown at times, with even some layering to the lacing itself; damn fine stuff. Bright grapefruit: almost like zest and lime juice in the nose; pith and pulp in the mouth; layered hop flavors and even a note almost like candied grapefruit wedges; delicious.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours an hazy yellow with a nice head, aroma of hops, litchi, passion fruit, pineapple, fresh, flavor is bitter, clean, lemon tones, lemon skin, medium bodied
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy yellow with a stable white head. Hoppy aroma, slightly stale, with floral and citric notes. Dry-ish flavor, a bit yeasty, with pleasant citric hops and decent bitterness. Medium-bodied. Quite refreshing.
jdobbs (221) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden yellow with lots of carbonation that settles down quick enough. Good hop character but nice and light like a Belgian pale. Could have put away quite a few of these during the hot LA summer.