neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot in Chicago, served in a tulip. Pours clear amber with a tall, pillowy tan head. The head remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of grass, caramel, lemon, bubblegum, herbs and a hint of flowers. The flavour is moderately bitter, with a nice spiciness. This is combined with many of the notes from the nose--lemon, flowers, bubblegum and herbs. The finish is long and spicy-bitter. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice IPA designed to show off the Sorachi Ace hop. It is a strange hop that feels out of place here--it imparts a saison-like quality that feels strange here. 2012-06-07
Tomy63 (192) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
couleur entre or et ambrée, nez très expressif, sur des fruits très mûrs (mangue et pamplemousse), du caramel, du sucre brun. La bouche présente une bonne amertume et une belle texture, mais malheureusement le caramel trop présent rend la bière un peu écoeurante, on a l’impression d’une bière un peu trop mûre. Bonne longueur, bien amère.
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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). Sorachi Ace has very much dill in there :D Caramely, bitter. Taste is of dill. A bit lemony. Good finish. A highlight, that dill taste...
slowrunner77 (6089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"i dig the sorachi ace hop for it’s unique lemony earthy soap-like qualities, and so this one will probably end up on of my favorites. easy drinking yet a standout."
ickmund (23) - SPAIN - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, and probably quite old. Hazy amber color. Decent head, mediocre retetion. This one is coming off very strong from the get go. Earthy, malty, bready. Distinct coconut, had not expected that! Sorachi is supposedly quite bitter, but I’m not getting that. Not sure if the aromas overtake it or if tasting too many from this series at once has dulled the senses.
alexsdad06 (5896) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have grapefruit citrus, pine resin, moderate sweet bread, light earthy notes. Medium bodied. Finishes with more pine, earth, brown bread, moderate bitterness. Hops seem faded a bit.These always seem to hit too late in the game.
rondphoto (2290) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellvue KY --- Nearly clear medium amber with a thin off-white head cover, dots and specks of lace. Taste is crisp edgy malt with a solid, though slightly understated, hop presence. Both sides are well-balanced, moving smoothly to a long finish. Good stuff.
HammerTroll (590) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown color with crumbs floating. Big white head. Strong bitter kick. Aroma of coconut, caramel and herbs. Long bitter finish. Thin to medium body, a bit watery, soft carbonation. I was thrilled about coconut part.
(Za Popen’t 0,33l bottle)
azzie (297) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy ocher liquid with crumbs. Big head. Medium body, light to medium carbonation, some sourness, heavy bitterness, bitter aftertaste. Aroma of grapefruit and pomelo.
veceo (651) - CROATIA - AUG 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudyish brown color, big off white head. Considerable amount of residue. Very strong coconut aroma, herbs, citrus, malt. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Excellent single hop IPA.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Deep amber with small head and quite a bit of sediment. I know this bottle has got to be past prime, but I couldn’t pass it up when I saw it. I love Sorachi Ace hops. Here they’re a bit faded, but it’s still got plenty of solid flavor.