Whatup14 (1271) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de Erik-P lors du CanBIF Fall 2015, Thanks Erik! Couleur orange foncée voilée, mousse beige pâle onctueuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de malt grillé, houblon résineux, orange. Goût de houblon résineux, agrumes, alcool, malt, amertume moyenne, sucré. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from a San Diego bottle shop that ships. I can’t think of the name. Not Bine & Vine. Anyway, it pours a clear gold color with a white head that settles into a lasting film. Notes of pineapple, citrus, caramel, fading florals, and resin. The hops are down a bit, it seems, but I did this no favors in letting it sit in the fridge a few months (moving is stressful and things get forgotten). Medium-bodied, with a smooth, resinous mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. For not being super fresh, it holds up nicely.
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: exotic fruits, grapefruit, caramel. Appearance: hazy, pale gold, small, creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, caramel, ripe fruits, floral hops, bitters coming up, some grass, bitter finish. Overall: excellent IIPA, excellent aroma and palate. Pint at brewery, Anchorage.
conway (2210) - - JUL 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark gold with white head. Tea-like earthy hops. A little fruity sweetness. Full sticky mouthfeel. Ok.
glennmastrange (2531) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate grain and bread for the malt, light to moderate orange for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with a hint of dried apricot. Head is small, frothy, translucent white, with some spotty lacing and goog laegs and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a lively carbonation. A mostly tasty beer, but not exactly what I like in a DIPA.
skoisirius (1886) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another damn good DIPA from the Last Coast, except this one has just a bit over what it should be on the price tag. Yum yum though!
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy tan, bright, oh my mandarin, calamansi, and that type with a dash of chewy malt, and the hops aren’t super fresh.
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle
Cloudy orange color with almost no head; viscous pour. The aroma is mild, there is some malt, caramel, sugars, not much hops though, and some cow barn too. Smooth and round mouthfeel; malt flavor, quite sweet, with some caramel and toffee; strong bitterness; the hop is quite resiny but not much fruity.
Good beer, not impressive, tastes old.
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I can’t believe this only showed up in Juneau this week. Sigh, good job MS for selling out your home state.
This is gonna go real well, I can tell.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy pale orange to brown color with a thin half fingered white foamy head. The head dissipated within thirty seconds and barely left any lacing.
The aroma had a decent sweet caramel malt base lined with some super light citrus hops and that’s about all she called for.
The taste was bitter and sweet at different times. There was a super dry citrusy aftertaste that lead to a really dry finish.
On the palate, this was about a medium in body and it showed a semi-decent sessionability about it.
Overall, uhhh...palate scorching, hmmm...no way, did I get an old bottle? Perhaps, I know this beer is normally released in March and I’m having it in June. Sigh, nice try MS, way to sell out your home state. This is your second strike as you made me have to trade for that over rated Berserker. Show your face and make amends cause I’ll most likely never buy this swill again.
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Darker, amber gold. Average head. caramel, orange nose. Some pine. Taste has biscuit malts and citric hops. Grassy close. Warm on the palate.