Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with mcberko and manuchampions. Pours a cloudy orange/amber with a lasting white head. Aroma of roasted coffee, caramel, roasted malts, and hops. Flavour of heavily roasted coffee, roasted malts, wood, hops and light smoke. Medium bodied, light hops, unusually roasty for an IPA. Average.
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/08/2011 33cl @ Klaas’ place (2011-379) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Bit cloudy dark orange to light red beer, beige to yellowish irregular head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, pineapple, hops, bit sweet. MF: good carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity, passion fruits, bit sweet, hops, citrus. Hop bitters, still pretty fruity with pineapple, no coffee though.
mkel07 (5152) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle. I never tire of pouring a great IPA and this one is no exception. Slightly murky orange with a full head. Floral hops with a hint of coffee. Smells a bit like if you leave your cup of coffee and come back 1/2 an hour later and it is cold. Tastes of coffee with a long finish.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. I was surprised at how well this works. It still is a bit muddled and raw but it is okay.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is some mocca, a touch of hops, touch of smoke, some yeasty fruit. Flavour is watery mocca with some hops, quite bitter. Huge mocca with some smoke in the finish. Very nice. A bit weird but very nice. Could use more hop. Not really an ipa imho, very good though.
roytheboy (13) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 Aroma - Bite down on a freshly dark-roasted coffee bean
Appearance - warm and cloudy
Taste - fooled by the aroma, the briefest moment of a west-coast IPA quickly followed by a freshly cracked coffee bean, long finish.
Palate - everything; crisp but quickly filling with body, tart, bitter, earthy
Overall - a wonderful and challenging distraction from the classical IPAs.
OldGrowth (3238) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10 oz glass at Tyler’s Apex. 8/4/11. Good aroma, sweet. more coffee than hops. get a little orange now and again. Cloudy brownish orange, no head or lace. Sweet flavor. Lite body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. OK, not alot of ipa invovled, Nice coffee aroma and flavor, more like a flavored coffee drink.....worth a try, but didn’t have a second.
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle, split with manuchampions and Matts_Property, pours hazy golden orange with a big off-white head. Aroma of espresso, roasted malts, a little caramel and slight cedary hops - doesn’t hint at an IPA. Flavour also seems anything but an IPA - coffee, roasted malt, a little citrus hops, but muted. Nice experiment, mildly enjoyable, but not overly stimulating.
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange with a huge head. Strong hoppy aroma, dusty and dry. I simply cannot smell nor taste the guji coffee ... The hops seem to clench everything, making it rater onedimensional bitter. I was not very fond of the tomahawk IPA, and this version is pretty much the same to me. Perhaps, I’m missing something subtle here.
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by CapFlu. Nice amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is light coffee, background hoppiness, caramel. Taste is very interesting, an initial coffee bitterness complementing the hoppiness secondary, with mild warming, and mild caramel.