Leighton (13565) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 4 - London. Pours lightly hazy orange with a creamy, off-white head. Nice aroma, some melon, grapefruit and tangerine. Medium sweet flavor with notes of ripe citrus, light warmth, pale malts. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Light pepper kick in the finish, some further ripe orange, pale bready malts, papaya. Good stuff.
maddmatt639 (312) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light retention and light lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit and lemon zest. Tastes of grass, floral and piney malt. Semi-bitter aftertaste.
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pineypower (2686) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours out a nice golden/copper color with a small fading head. Aroma is hops- lemon, citrus, light pine, grass. Then some odd cereal grains, light sweet boozy notes. Taste is a punch of bitter hops, syrupy alcohol, sticky sweetness, pine, citrus hops, dirt. ABV is so apparent it is like it could be the same ABV as Devil Dancer.
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
large, off white head with good retention, plenty of lace.Lightly hazy, copper hued brew. Nose is lightly fruity, lightly resiny and a tad boozy. Med/full bodied, soft carbonation, WARM. Mildly sweet malts, some caramel, mostly, slight fruity hops. Fairly dry finish thats fairly well dominated by alcohol. Bomber from statelineliquors.
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Fruity, pine, floral and citrus. Some caramel in the tastes with the alcohol well hidden.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can @ KBF 2014. Pours a clear honey orange color with a foamy khaki head that settles to a thin film. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with a bigger citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. Lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel.
StevieT (923) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. Pours orange/amber, minimal head, biscuit aroma, not overly hoppy, no hint of the big alcohol content and a smooth malt finish.
nimbleprop (5568) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can pours a lightly hazy, dark orange with some lacing white head. Nose has a lot of pine, some biscuit with orange jam, soap, some candy, some honey, grapefruit rind. Flavor is sweet, honey, soapy, some mild perfume, but lots of citrus, orange and grapefruit mostly. Full, sticky, bitter finish.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle -
Aroma - very subdued for a IIPA, floral notes with some light cattyness and hand soap. Had to swirl several times to keep getting notes.
Appearance - burnt amber body, very light haze, 2-finger foamy head, average rentention, light lacing
Mouthfeel - medium carbonation, medium mouthfeel, a touch of alcohol burn
Flavor - caramel malt buries a majority of the hop flavors, but there is some vegetal bitterness in the quick finish. The malt hides the nearly 10% very well.
Overall - a malt bomb that fails to satisfy the hop craving. While far from overly-sweet, it’s too unbalanced for my liking in a IIPA. Could have passed for a malty IPA.
jmagnus87 (2900) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, dark copper with minimal head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is heavily bitter. Loads of pine with grapefruit and other citrus. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, great beer. I would love to try more from these guys.