Bill Becker (331) - 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 (1013) - 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 (422) - 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.
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mikkeller SF. Floral nose with a hint of straw and barnyard along with a tinge of funk to suit. Flavors are similar, but not as loud as one might gather from the nose. Semi-surprisingly coming from these two guys. Still yum though!
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brewdog Stockholm, april 18th 2014. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of tangerine, grapefruit zest, light brett character. Taste is superdry bitter tropical fruits, very refreshing, with a light balancing malt presence. Dry woody aftertaste, an excellent brett ipa.
chinchill (1881) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
large bottle poured light amber with a decent head.
Sweet malty aroma is followed by a more balance and hoppy flavor. Largely an APA.
Somewhat thin body.
Moebbels (316) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slightly hazy dark orange body with a well-lasting white gead. Nose has nice notes of citrus fruits, resin and caramel. Taste has a smooth but assertive hoppy bitterness and a long bitter finish. Carbonation is average and the mouthfeel is on the richer side. A nice well balanced IPA with a well presented hop presence.
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Though called American style, definitely a different take on an american IPA. Fruity in a nice tropical sorta way. Good nose, opens up very well. Moderately bitter and lightly sweet. Dry, bretty finish after a hint of underlying funk. Cool beer from 2 cool brewers."
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of hops, basement. Hazy amber colour, tiny white head. Aroma of raisins, hops, alcohol, rum. Sweet with a faint bitterness. Flat carbon, oily texture.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Christian Firtal. Cloudy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of citrus and pine, with a bit of diacetyl. Sweet citrus hoppy and malty flavour.