degbert (1589) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a deep amber-gold with a large-grained, sticky head. Nose is citrus and resin, but has a couple of odd overtones -- talc and latex? Flavor is hoppy, but I’m still getting that antiseptic note -- the malt and hops get a little beat up, because a lot of what I’m getting is medical. Finishes a little long and messy. Bad can?
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer from friend. Canned with an explenation - Thats pretty cool. The pour is deep orange with a fine doubble inch high white head that lasts. The aroma is clear and fine without disturbances. Lots of piney hoppy notes with hints of honey melon and fresh cutted grass. The mouthfeel is pretty thick with a creamy finish baring a long lasting hoppy bitterness. The taste is balanced between a broad malty base with fine floral and piney hops on top. I think it is pretty good balanced and a very nice ipa that is bigger than I would normally call sunny refreshing.. It’s more "late night chilling". Long lasting bitterness that suits it very good and something that others should learn of. Nice one.
JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour Mondial 2011. Hazy orangey pour with a bit of white head. Aroma of piney hops, nice tropical fruit twist to it too, very little malt aromas. Taste is very bitter, a bit off balance to my taste. The taste isn’t helped by the fact that the palate could be a lot drier instead of having this long lingering overbitter finish. Good, but won’t go out of my way to get it.
jgb9348 (5465) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a light orange tint and a thin, fast-dying off-white head. Aroma of nice pineapple, floral and piney hops, alcohol, a touch of metal and some nice balancing malt. Light to Medium-bodied; Nice assertive hops up front that show off strongly right at first then die away almost immediately leaving an almost dry, saison-y like taste. Aftertaste shows some of the hops at the tail end, a touch of the alcohol and some very subtle drying notes, but hardly any body and malt. Overall, this is nice for hop lovers and decent for IPA lovers - the malt is simply not present, but that makes for more of a hop kick at first, but the depth of the flavours and complexity really isn’t there. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from The Wine Shop in Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii on 07-March-2011 as part of a mixed six pack, sampled at home in Washington on 11-June-2011 after booking a trip to the other newest state (Alaska) in a weeks time.
Diogène (1143) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Mondial de la bière 2011. Clear golden with a medium white head and average retention. Aroma is fruity with citrus, pineapple, herbal and floral hops, alcohol toasted malt. Flavor is pale malt, biscuity, citrusy hops pineapple, floral notes. Medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - hops, heavy citrus, floral;
Appearance - light copper, slightly hazy, fluffy head, laces nicely;
Taste - very balanced front, sweet hop tang blends well throughout the back, finish has a long but not overpowering bitterness;
Palate - smooth especially for the style, excellent body;
Overall - well built, great in all aspects, one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a light amber color with a frothy white head which leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.
S: The nose is slightly sweet and malt forward, but not terribly so. Decent citrus notes to it, particularly grapefruit and orange. A mild fruitiness gives the beer a bit more sweetness.
T: A nice fruitiness to the beer with hints of tropical fruits, but mostly it’s citrus. There is a bit of pine and a moderate bitterness as well as a light floral quality. Some toasted bread and caramel malt sweetness.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: Not a bad beer, but like a lot of the Maui products, not amazing.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Urge in RB/Poway on April 28, 2011. They had 8 different brews from Maui that day. Great simple IPA. Pine and light citrus and really clean. Nothing unlikeable about this one.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an average cheddar orange with a nose of subtle rosy hops and a touch of grapefruit. Flavor is buttery hops, rose, and lime rind. Average mouthfeel. Not bad.