KyotoLefty (7337) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tasted beside Citra and Nugget from the series. Grassy aroma, not much citrus at all. Rich, fruity flavor, Niagara grapes, lychee, low citrus. Very interesting and original, with better flavor than either Citra or Nugget versions.
hivemind (737) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ FG with Erica last night. Poured a bright orange. I thought this was pretty good, with an above-average balance not only b/w hops and malts, but also b/w hop bitterness and hop fruitiness/citrus/grapefruit/etc. Nothing outstanding, but was glad I tried it. Need to try more of their Single Hop series since I really don’t know how to identify individual hops strains just by tasting at this point.
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from a bottle. Amber with white head. Fruity aroma, grapefruit comes through. Taste has less grapefruit but with a big mango note, not as citrusy as other hops, some guava and lychee. Enjoyed this one
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma of grape, citrus, some caramel, tropical fruits, flowers and spice. Flavour as well full of tropical fruits, sweetness, citrus and light caramel. Medium to full bodied. Has a dry and grapy bitterness in the end.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter grapefruit notes noticeable in this one in the taste similar coming through in the nose.
Nisse666 (4803) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rover cons 2012-02-02 Göteborg thx Manoj
AR: peach, vanilla, tropical fruits, cocos
AP: hazy golden frothy white head
F: lychee fruits, mango, pine apple, etc
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite/orange head. The aroma is malt and hops with pineapple, mango and tropical fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional bitterness. The palate is bitterness. Overall a good beer.
_angst_ (3353) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ The Rover. Pours hazy deep orange with a small creamy white head that clings to the glass while dissipating. smell is slightly sweet with lots of citrus, grapefruit, pine and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, malty and slightly bitter with grapes, grapefruit, pine and gummi candy. Finish is weet and bitter with gummi.
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This is a weird hop. Nose is very green. Granny Smith apples and green capsicums with a strong lemon zest and grassy tone on the nose. Works very well, although a tad unbalanced. Lemon zest is hugely at the forefront while the granny smith apples slowly work their way through to the finish. Spritzy and soft carbonation, although a slightly quick finish. Damn weird and damn good
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 25, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very strange nose !
Smoked ham and cooked vegetable ...
I don’t really know if Apollo hop variety gave this profile to the beer or if this is a reduction note linked to a fermentation issue. Anyway, that’s interesting for tasting, not really for drinking ... maybe served with a Sauerkraut ... nothing else !