AlexK (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful interpretation of a West Coast IPA. Lots of pine and grapefruit in the nose, balanced out by plenty of malt. Unbalanced bitterness, but in a good way. Very enjoyable.
Ratman197 (9956) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting ivory head and great lacing. Aromas of pine, earthiness, orange zest, tropical fruit and ligh biscuit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, earthiness, tropical fruit, light peach, light pine and light biscuit with a crisp dry lingering bitter fruity finish.
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber with an average sized light tan head.
Big pine and grapefruit nose.
The flavor is a bit bitter on the front end but quickly balances out nicely.
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a clear coppery amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of lemon tea, malt, light funk and hops. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
kbutler1 (1352) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a slighlty murky burnt orange color with a 2 finger head that laces as it settles. The head is slightly tan. As I pour this into the glass the hops aroma hits me in the face with a nice orange, mango, pineapple aroma. Sweet malty start gives way to hoppy bitterness. Good tropical hop notes in the taste as well. Booze does show in the end along with some lingering bitterness. The bitterness reminds me of grapefruit rind. Overall, not bad but the booze showing isn’t my favorite. As it warms I get some soapy qualities to it.
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from condo vino. Pours a hazy orange with red and yellow highlights. Big. Offwhite mountain of foam. Aroma of big sweet juicy oranges and melons. Boozy sweet fruit. Boozy fruit cake and pineapple.
hallinghansen (2070) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber body with a small white head. Aroma is peaches, lots of hops, citric notes and fruit. Flavor is peaches, hops, grass, caramel and notes of alcohol. Well carbonated.
agl108 (789) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle courtesy of lamas. Poured hazy, deep orange with scant off-white head. Loads of sweet caramel malts up front and backloaded with bitter grapefruit and pine. Malts come across as a bit roasty. Well balanced. This one is a tongue stripper. ABV just barely noticeable.
Fin (7539) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that Jan passed onto me at Essen, Belgium, 18.12.10 many thanks Jan & Charlotte Pours hazy orange/amber with a slight muddy look, a white rim of bubbles sits around the edge Lovely bitter-sweet balance with a great hoppy bite, nice soft carbonation in the mouth, stinging citrus and spiky pine. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov15 3.7
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy amber/orange colored beer, with an off white thick foamy head. The aroma of hop bitters with fresh fruits. The taste of nice bitter hops. There are some sweet fruits. A bit dry. The aftertaste is dry bitter with a little sweet.