fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2010 2010-03-02, draught at ōlbaren, 6-5-7-4-14=36
Cloudy amber color; creamy head. Nice aroma, fruity (citrus fruits, light grapefruit) and some ashes. Good body, at this gravity, dry toffee flavor; it has a strong bitterness, very resiny (almost harsh); I would prefer more sweetness and fruitness (but then all beers would taste the same). Aggressive.
2010-02-19, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 6-5-7-5-14=38
Beautiful color, light amber, cloudy; medium creamy head. The aroma is hoppy, cheesy (parmesan), lightly sweaty, not really fruity. Toffee flavor, more dry than sweet, followed by a strong hopping, moderately fruity (bitter oranges); the final is more resiny and tough. Solid IPA.
2010-02-14, bottle, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy amber color; generous head. The aroma is moderately fruity and sweaty; nutty; it takes some time to fully develop. Good toffee flavor, a bit rounder than in some of the sister bottles; powerful hopping, with dry resins and hop oils, not much fruity. The final is very resiny. Aggressive but pleasant.
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of spices. Flavor is malt with citrus and spices
SSSteve (3733) - - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. slightly hazy reddish orange under an enormous white head. rocky head as it fades. a bit of spicy hop aroma with softer, floral scent than the tomahawk. flavor is juicy with pear and orange. a good one.
thornecb (4308) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours blood orange into a snifter. Fluffy off-white head with excellent retention craters as it slowly recedes leaving spidered sheets. Sweet grapefruit and resin aromas. Tongue-stripping astringency upfront mellowing to a sweetened malt and lasting grapefruit finish.
vyvvy (3880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber / orange with a large soapy beige head. The aroma has spicy hops, a bit of woodiness, toasted malt and there is a bit of fruitiness. Medium fairly sharp body with some semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with very spicy hops, some sharp fruitiness, earthiness and some toasted malt in the back. The finish has more fruit and spice with quite a bit of earthy dryness and crispness. Nice IPA.
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orangish color with big off white head. Citrus aroma. Flavors of orange and grapefruit with some bready malts. Medium body with lively carbonation.
popery (1358) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, home. Itís a persimmon-colored beer with a huge pillowy head, like a thick whipped cream. The malt is way off somewhere in the background, pushing the hops front and center. Itís bitter, though definitely not the bitterest so far, with a big grapefruit rind note. Unlike Simcoe, which I would eat raw if it was cheaper, Amarillo doesnít quite work by itself. However, itís a pleasure to taste it alone here. Amarillo seems to have a sweet, candy orange flavor with a bitter grapefruit finish. Itís a bit one-dimensional, but this beer is a big help in identifying the flavor in other beers with a mix of hops.
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick foamy white head. Nose of grape, Fruity, resin, smooth and hoppy. Nice straight bitternes. Chewy body with cirtrus feeling. Bottle.
saxo (13796) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, citrus, flowers and malt. Nice and sweet and semi bitter finish.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Looking forward to this one almost as much as the Nelson Sauvin. Pours the same as the Tomahawk, darker near clear glowing golden orange slight amber tinge with a huge bubbly creamy eggy frothy super sticky tall cream colored head. The aroma is pretty freaking awesome, as juicy and bright as the Nelson Sauvin which is pretty cool, bright tangerines, oranges, hint of creamy vanilla and banana, slight bottle fermentation notes, just a hint of butter, but really not near as noticeable as some of the other single hops. Flavor is super bitter and bubblegummy, similar in bitterness to the Tomahawk but with a stronger fruitier edge, some eraser, strong orange, creamy with some vanilla, lesser resin and pine. Medium bodied, lightly creamy feeling with sharp larger sizzling carbonation. Yummy yum yum.