cardofab (229) - Teramo- ITALY, ITALY - JUL 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color arancio pallido, schiuma bianca e persistente. Al naso è agrumi e luppolo. Al palato è amara con dominanza di luppolo, leggermente fruttata. Finale secco e amarognolo. Di certo una birra di qualità ma manca di classe e di una identità più precisa.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a very hazy, orange-deep gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is a solid mixture of hops and malts. A good amount of sweet caramels with lots of fruit. Peach, grapefruit, orange, and mango with some pines, herbs, and florals. Nice hop blend. Flavor is nice, but seems to lack the fruit complexity that the aroma provided. Fairly bitter with lots of pine and orange peel. Moderate amount of sweet caramels provide a nice balance. Some herbal spice and a light resin with a hint of floral fruits. Finishes dry and piney with a higher bitterness and light caramel. Leaves a lengthy aftertaste following a light to medium, slick body and higher carbonation. Overall, a solid IPA. Plenty of hops and a pleasant malt balance. I like the fruit blend on the aroma a lot.
wedgie9 (1824) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Pours clear amber orange with a thick white head that leaves heavy lace. Nose is a nice balance of malt and bitter grapefruit hops. The flavors are similar with good malt and the hops really ranging from orange, lemon, grapefruit, and a nice bitterness. Body is medium with active carbonation and a nice bitter finish.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a lovely dark amber with orange notes, with a frothy off white head. The aroma is quite hoppy with alot of juicy hops, with grapefruit, pine, resin and some bready and caramelly malts. Flavor is more spicy, with a decent amount of resinous hops, also some earthy notes along with grapefruit, pine and a slight note of pineapple (probably from the Nelson Sauvin). There is also some bready caramely malts in the flavor. The body is medium, with a very dry mouthfeel. Overall a solid IPA, but expected more from this one.
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Powerfull heavy hoppy aroma. Some malts. Powerfull heavy bitter flavor. Excellent powerfull heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull IPA.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of spices and malt. Flavor is a not-balanced mix of spices and hop notes.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange with a fluffy white head. Strong citrus hops and caramel aroma and taste with a good pleasant earthy bitterness.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt and hops with citrus and flowers. The flavor is malt, caramel and hops. The palate is bitterness. Overall a really good beer.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. amber pour with a cream head. bright hops (duh), great mixture of fruit aromas, and sweet. nice on the palate, flavor is citrusy, orange, and lemon.
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from K&L. Bottling date in March, so this is not incredibly fresh, but not too old either. Pours hazy medium amber with a fairly thick white head. Aroma is really great and complex, with big citrusy and tropical fruit notes, floral hops, sweet malt and honey. Flavor is fairly sweet, full of caramel malt and honey, with big tropical fruits - pineapple and mango - and citrus, orange especially. More hop flavor than bitterness. If this has aged, it has aged gracefully like Sophia Loren or HopSlam (yes, I actually like 6 month old HopSlam). A little syrupy on the palate with mild hop resins and soft carbonation. A nice conclusion to the single hop series. Good stuff.