Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours clear copper with a light tan head of foam. The aroma is thick with resiny hops coming from pine to grapefruit to a certain level of grassiness. As it warmed I started to pick up some floral hop notes. The taste is resiny hop richness nuanced by a modest malt sweetness. I get grapefruit, lime peel, grassy wet bitter hop leaves, a bit of dank earthy hoppiness and then it seems to get more resiny with robust levels of pine sap midway and into the finish. This is big bold rich and bitter with slivers of hop flavor here and there to keep it interesting. Dandy IIPA.
tricksta_p (1868) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of citrus, orange, tangerine, pine, grapefruit, floral notes, resin, some pale malts, caramel, some pepper, big hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long bitter finish. Slightly boozy. Body is appropriately full and thick. Being a particular fan of citrus-heavy IPA I loved this one.
ogivlado (6288) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned 355ml. -from Pivoteka Zagreb. Unclear golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, grapefruity and peachy nose. Sweet malty, caramel, grapefruity hoppy and really strong alcohol with again sweet and strong alcoholic finish. Drinkable but quite boozy stuff.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2965) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chaotic Double IPA 9.7% can from Korea.
Pouring an orange copper with a dense light beige head the nose is sweet hoppy citrus zest and a solid malt backbone. Full bodied with a raspy mouthfeel. The taste is malty sweet caramel, earthiness and bitter piney hops with light citrus notes. Not sure on the date on this one but itís pretty well balanced with a piney flavor playing off of malty caramel fudge. Solid.
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can 355ml @ Hotel room, The Latham Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Pours hazy copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, caramel, citrus and pine. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. An unclear orange-colored beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma is very piney and resiny, with some orange notes and a touch of pale malts. Itís full-bodied and quite smooth on the palate, rather dry, even though itís at 9.7% ABV. Pale malts in the back, lots of bitterness, and resiny, piney and grapefruity hops. Lasting hop dominated finish. Quite lovely this one, although a bit too heavy to drink a lot of. 150622
jgb9348 (5064) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper and orange coloured body with a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, pine, peaches, apricots, earth and quite a bit of candy sugar. Full-bodied; Deep and super pungent resinous hops at first with a large malt note, some strong alcohol and cleanser like flavours and a finish that shows some citrus along with a lot of hop elements. Aftertaste shows some sweetness from the fruits alongside a large malt and alcohol presence, but the palate lingers with herbal and grassy hop bitterness - super strong, and nice. Overall, this screams Southern California Imperial IPA and it delivers - a nice robust beer with a great profile and excellent body. Add in that it comes in a can and is available on the East Coast, and there is a winner. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2014 for US$3,99 sampled at home in Washington on 21-June-2015. Date Received in Store: 30-September-2014.
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant tangerine hops, pine and resin hops, cracker malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate resin hops and bitterness, tangerine hops, sweet cracker malt, pear esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
markextrae (2035) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from can, poured a a slight hazzy dark golden to amber colour with a white head. tropical fruits, honey sweetness, pineapple, peach, crisp malts, pine hops, resins notes, zest, cut grass, more lemon zest in the finish, sweet malts, crisp, spiced notes in the finish
adamnowek (607) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite bitter but also quite citrus-y. Drying. Mildly sweet aroma, which makes this less balanced.
Lothore (592) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear deep orange hue a 2 finger, off white, frothy head that leaves tons of lacing on the way down. Smells of caramel, resiny pine, citrus. Caramel, key lime, lemon peel, hints of vanilla, long lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Really nice dipa, canít wait to try more from this brewery.