slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
one of the enjoyable low-mid range ibu brews from the 2nd release. citrus fruit and a nice aroma and flavor. nothing elite, but it let’s you know this is a good hop to use :)"
RichTheVillan (3330) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting room; clear amber pour with a creamy off white head, caramel malt aroma, taste has a hint of tangerine, caramel malts.
jflopsu (602) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, carbonated, sediment filled amber color with thick tan head. A dark fruit and malt aroma. A strong malty taste with dark fruit, caramel, and light hop taste. Tastes more like a Belgian wheat than an IPA. A raisin/dark fruit aftertaste.
Hop_Hedonist (253) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay this is 6 months past use-by date but here goes - the usual (too) robust and (too) heavy (for me) roast malt base - decent complex herbal/piney aroma still there, which is mirrored on the palate - too short lived bitter kick - I like it, although it doesn’t set my world on fire.
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy amber color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dusty dank hops with leafy notes and some biscuit malt notes. Taste is dominated by dank musty hoppy notes withleafy notes and some biscuit malt. Body is full with good carbonation. Another one where I do have to ask why do retailer keep overpriced IPA which don’t move with no freaking bottling date.
JohnRMurdoch (3361) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Thistle News, Aberdeen. Orange brown, reasonable head. Fruity hop aroma. Soapy biscuit resin fruit hop flavour. Bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste. A new hop and a good one.
weark (334) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Hazy amber color with a beautiful tan head fully lasting and beautiful lacing - Aroma is malty, caramel, orange and mandarins - Flavor of orange and malt - Medium body, light/medium bitterness, sweet, sweet malt and orange finish - Good but too sweet and not amazing
glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around, with cereal and nutty for the malt, orange for the hops, dough for the yeast, with background notes of date, toffee and nutmeg. Head is small to average in size, fizzy/frothy light beige with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is muddy medium brown. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a fizzy carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. Way different then their other single hop IPAs. Not sure the difference is from hop variety or the length of time it sat in the bottle.
solidfunk (4320) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty similar to the bravo as none of these are very fresh since I got them onsale at Schneider’s. The hops here is less interesting than bravo though. Still good malt profile, crisp barley. Soft carbonation. Same cloudy orange brown colour.
Cybercat (3438) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppy aroma has a strong fruity overtone, mainly pear with some apple and a hint of banana. Pours a nice dark chestnut with a fairly thick, if not persistent, dirty buff head. Flavor is fairly hoppy, rather fruity, not at all bitter but not sweet. Texture is firm and leaves a nice woody and resiny hop finish, though it lacks fizz. I’m glad that I caught one more of this series.