drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/10/11. 11.2oz bottle. Cloudy orange pour with a small off-white head. Huge fresh hop aroma with spruce, cat pee, leafy hops, and more. Big spruce on the flavor with hints of citrus and caramel. Nice!
mcberko (13469) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours hazy golden orange. Aroma of caramel and citrus hops. Flavour of resinous hops and caramel, with a bitter hoppy finish. Wonderful IPA.
thornecb (5404) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep hazy copper into a Sam glass. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sweet pine and resin aromas. Full with upfront dark caramel, resin and pine turning to a sweet honied grapefruit finish.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a medium amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of floral, caramel,and some citrus. Tastes of caramel, oranges, and lighter floral. Sweeter than bitter.
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark peach color with a perfect off-white dense foamy head with great retention. Aroma is citrusy, resiny hops, toasted malt, caramel, highly toasted malt, and some earthy notes. Flavor is citrusy hops, caramel, toasted malt, earthy notes, some brown sugar and a bitter finish. Medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Very good IPA.
smith4498 (3501) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours muddy brownish orange color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, lychees and pine needles with some caramel. Lots of pine flavor with some bitter grapefruit rind and some sweet maltiness. Medium body withmoderate carbonation and a resinious mouthfeel. A nice IPA.
Hammy78 (959) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Blue Monk in Buffalo. Pours a cloudy orange almost red colour with small white head and beautiful lacing. Smells hoppy and sweet. Taste bitter initially with a little grapefruit. Juste awesome, love what they’re doing.
pete4999 (1412) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. I was very impressed by this. Pours a hazy amber, and smells deeply of pine. Taste has significant honey in it. I was immediately reminded of Bells Hopslam with this one. Almost tasted like a combo IPA/Barleywine.
brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
excellent, lovely smelling beer. a bit overpriced but glad i tried it. like most of what mikkeller is doing
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Muddy deep orange pour with a large and lasting, tight bubbled off-white head. Extremely good lacing though (saves it). Aromas of orange, pine needles, tangerine, grapefruit rind, light hints of alcohol. Malt is a bit on the sweet and distracting side caramel and bready. Lightly tea like. Medium esters. Flavors of citrus, orange, tangerine. Medium bitterness, overall only a slightly bitter balance. Malt bill is a touch flabby, caramel, bready, light leather. A light lingering bitterness. A bit tea like. Some mango in the long duration. Medium esters. Slightly warming. Decently drinkable surprisingly (I generally like the malt presence on my IPA’s to be a little less forward). Surprisingly fresh half way around the world. Medium to slightly fuller bodied, medium carbonation. A good bitter bite in the finish. Tasty.