Leighton (11319) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Kings Arms - London. Pours clear orange-gold with a foamy white head. Lots of fruity hops in the aroma, some tropical, some citrusy. Medium sweet flavor with more juicy citrus, some rindy bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly bitter on the finish with pale bread sweetness, more fruity hops. Not bad overall.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Real Gastropub, Honolulu. Cloudy light amber, thin head. Aroma is kind of overripe and stale. Kicks off boozy, almost barrelly, and the hops are still old, though the are more in the background here. Not sure I can get behind this, needs brighter hops.
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange to yellow with a small head, aroma of fruits, mango, peach, flavor is bitter with malt, quite easy to sip and jug. Fresh and nice IPA
AndySnow (3783) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Tropical fruit, hops, malt, caramel, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, caramel, alcohol, hops.
tightslice (212) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Pours an orangey-pink. Aroma is guava, fermented strawberries, citrus, funk. Taste is dry fruits, guava, wood, rinds. A funky, dry, fruity, fermented, smooth and beautiful expression.
csaso (1411) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - small foamy head, hazy medium orange copper color, big tropical fruit hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, mild spice like complexity, excellent overall
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Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Šoljica Cafe in central Belgrade, where else? Hazy golden color. Nice aroma of dusty overripe apricots and peaches. Taste is slightly funky, dusty, peppery stone fruit. Very tasty.
Bill Becker (355) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks go out to Craft Shack for the bottle.
A very pretty IPA; bright gold with a solid and long lasting head of foam.
I get that Brett in the smell. Mixed with grapefruit, it gives me a tropical fruity nose.
What worked in the smell seems to fall short for me in the taste. The grapefruit and Brett combo just doesn’t appeal to me taste wise. Dry, bitter, Brett..does Brett really need to infiltrate IPAs? I find it makes the beer, this beer, a chore to drink, and that doesn’t have anything to do with the abv.
Nothing wrong with the mouth feel.
This is not something I’d want to drink again...
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Syb Pig in Boca. Poured into small snifters. Golden hazy copper with a thick fluffy head. Head lasted and laced. Aroma is fresh pine, wet cut grass, hay field, and slight brett funkiness. The taste is fresh piney hops, cut grass, tart lemon, slight citrus, and a well balanced malt. Finish is crisp and slight tart. Heavy carbonation and tingly mouth.
Marstonlad (437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ölhus Stockholm, Helsinki. Pours hazy amber with a little white head. The aroma displays citrus fruitiness, resinous pine and a touch of caramel. Taste is dry and medium to heavy bitter. Not much initial sweetness. Flavours include fresh fruits and pine. The palate is medium bodied, slightly sticky and a bit aggressive carbonation. Fairly strong for an IPA but still very drinkable.