tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines. Pours with minimal head, slightly hazy from fine sediment. Big fruit aromas - although these are tropical and juicy, they aren’t as overpowering as some mango & pineapple-scented beers - more of a rounded fruitiness. This comes through also in the flavour, and the hop elements seem very balanced, allowing some malt flavour through with a hint of herbaceous spiciness on the end. Good mouthfeel - not as one-dimensional as some single hop beers. First time I’ve come across this hop and I’d love to try more beers where it’s used either alone or in a blend. Seems to work well on it’s own though. Would certainly drink this beer again with pleasure.
SeniorZozo (269) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste: stong wet hops taste with great floral presence, really amazing taste. Aftertaste: wet strong bitterness with hops.
crossovert (9170) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft (at seemingly an old age). A hop I really like to use but this beer doesn’t capture it to me.
mr_h (3634) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at home, Appellation Wines, Dalry Road, resinous pine aroma, clear amber brown, thick cream head, no lacing, pine and resin, sweet, viscous, hoppy aftertaste
csaso (1685) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - big foamy head, medium-dark copper color, good size juicy pine resiny aroma and flavor, solid malt backbone, good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SinH4 (1065) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
As goes for all the Hop Series beers I’ve tasted: the bottles were probably quite old, best before of April/May 2015, so some of the hop characteristics might have already gone away. Nice orange color with big head (darkness varied a bit). Concentrated fruit sweetness, but also bready sweetness. The bitterness here is very easy. Interesting.
slowrunner77 (7077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"a rather pedestrian aroma on this one, but the flavor was pleasantly spicy and was the beer’s forte. other than that, another avg entry. not quite worth the coin on it’s own, but cool as part of the series."
wvhoran (397) - Tasmania, - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark hazy orange with a firm off-white head. The aroma is densely malty with some fruitiness--pineapple, melon, some grassy notes. Not fresh but that was to be expected. Flavour is smooth malty, again some fruit, mild bitterness. A little peppery even.
Hop_Hedonist (323) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Disclaimer: bottle 6 months out-of-date but... Great pour - Massive head - as usual for this single-hop series, sweet malt totally dominates - piney/herbal hops just poke through the malt - pleasant, not a bad beer by any measure but mediocre flavour.
Burgers (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange with off-white head. Nose yeasty and herbal hops. Taste medium bitter. Astringent finish.
angel77 (1392) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 33 cl tomada en casa. De 2d2dspuma en mayo de 2013. Bastante buena como toda la serie. Toques de frutas, algo herbáceos y no muy amargos. Bastante interesante y para repetir sin problema.