BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a large, creamy off-white head and a slightly hazed amber body. Aroma is dank and grassy hops, light tropical fruit (mango), melon and caramel. Taste is earthy and lightly herbal, with some citrus, hoppy with a note of fruit that makes me think of melon. medium carbonation and a water like mouthfeel.
adnielsen (7573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 11.2 oz bottle purchased in Fort Collins, colorado. Mildly hazy orange appearance. Aroma is a fruity hoppy aroma akin to grapefruit or oranges. Fairly strong hoppy flavor that’s citrusy with grapefruit in the forefront. The finish is acidic just like a grapefruit. Great full body flavor.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fully hazy (end of bottle), orange with olive shine. Again a dry hopsacks’ nose, grapey, preserved oranges. Sweet, cakey taste, with a dash of (good) USA hopse, bit of pineapple flavour. No harsh bitterness hire. Slick MF, well-bodied, not very carbonated I think. Better IPA than the Palisade, but here one would nearly like some MORE citrussy hops. Of course, having the end of the bottle, it was quite creamy, more than usual. Hip hip for the brother of the Bierkönig.
3fourths (7521) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 12oz bottle. Musty green vegetable mold nose, some semi-fresh nose of moldy green moss and broccoli.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber brown with a white foam. Aromas are wood and pine with grapefruit. Floral, clean, peppery and spicy. Flavours are base smooth toffee malts with peppery, dry, bitter hops. Grapefruit with floral aspects on the finish. Decent.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
This fluffy IPA’s floral and citrus hop character blooms into resinous and leafy bitterness for a well-hopped example of the style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam floats atop the dull cloudiness of the orangey amber.
-The effervescence might be a little too much for what I like in the style.
-The finishing bitterness is firm yet not that long.
-The malts contribute straightforward but timid caramel flavors.
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Bierkompass. Hazy maber colour, large off-white head. Tropical fruits in the very hoppy nose. Full-bodied, bitter-sweet with lots of citrusy fruits that also have a touch of tropical fruit, perhaps ananas. Very nice indeed.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours medium copper w 1f ow head. Nose is caramel malt, citrus, tropical, grapefruit, tangerine. Tastes citric, with a solid caramel malt backbone, and some finishing spicy notes.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent dark golden copper with a well-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of lightly grassy and grapefruity hops with an underlying touch of sweet caramel malt. Starts with pretty good fullness and carbonation along with a light malty sweetness and juicy grapefruity hop notes before a slightly drier, resiny bittersweet finish. A pretty enjoyable and refreshing IPA.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: bottle at home with The Cad.
This was good but not excellent. Plenty of citrus and spruce as you would expect. Soft and well rounded. Good mellow cascadey finish. Hugely drinkable. Just would have liked it to be a little more assertive.