fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at REAL A Gastropub, Honolulu, HI, as ’Lil Makaha Hibiscus IPA, 4.9% ABV
Cloudy red-amber color with persistent compact head. Very nice aroma of hops, fresh, fruity, with a new exogenous note that may be the hibiscus. Light mouthfeel, with light crispy malt flavor, quality hopping, correct bitterness, and a flowery and fruity note that is not adding any good, indeed it creates a weird feeling in the final.
A good base beer, the hibiscus doesn’t make it better.
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blood orange in color. Flowery, honeyed aroma. Effervescent hoppy flavor with distinct sweet hibiscus and mild saffron aftertaste. Light and refreshing.
yespr (34856) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is grapefruity, light pine and citrusy, mild malt note. Smooth fruity, light ginger similar note. Herbal, bitter and citrusy. Vague sweet impression, otherwise rather dry and bitter into a citrusy finish.
joergen (23359) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar.
Clear orange coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of flowers.
Fruity flavour of hops and citrus with notes of grass and flowers.
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear red/brown - white head. Nice fruity hoppy. Citrus. Grape fruits. Red berries. Caramel notes. Ok malty. Toasted notes. Flowery. Nice freshness.
trevor211 (1408) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. A tasty little IPA. Like a growler of a good standard IPA with a tea bag soaked in it -- the hibiscus is a nice addition.
ben4321 (4631) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/6/12
Aroma: The aroma has some mild hops, light citrus, spice, and pine notes
Appearance: It pours a clear caramel orange color with a small white head and light lace
Flavor: This one tastes similar to the nose, spicey with a little hops and malts too
Palate: The body is light medium, the carbonation is average-to-lively, and the finish is spicy and dry
I thought that this was an interesting IPA for sure. I liked it. It has more spice then it does classic IPA hops. The finish is a little odd, but it is worth a try for sure. Still though, it wasn’t a favorite of mine.