jinroh (173) - ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from Õllepood Nr. 1 in Tartu. Pours slightly reddish amber with a small head. Aroma is quite fruity - it has some green apples, fresh fruitiness and sweet marmalade. Taste reveals more of that bitter-sweet marmalade, some cherries as well. I like the balance between this lingering bitterness and malt character that this beer so well displays. Nice and enjoyable usage of that Japanese hop variety, one of the best results I have experienced. Aftertaste dries the mouth, has some grape-seed and some fruits. Nice and fully enjoyable!
SlackerMads (1132) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unclear deep orange with a thick good lacing foamy off white head. Aroma is citrus, dill, coconut, caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Long bitter hoppy finish.
VastActiv (2010) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Originally rated 17032012. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, hops and malts.
Patjeadam (48) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma, first taste bitter malt, but this hop also comes with some sweetness. Definately a good single japanese hop bomb!
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Lonick (681) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a big white head which lasted until the end of the beer. Big hoppy start which mellows into a fruity/malty/sweet apple/strawberry middle. Then it goes all hoppy on the finish again
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Pours dark brown with an inch of off white head. Leaves a ton of lacing in the glass. Maybe a slight fruitiness on the nose. Has a bit of not much on the tongue. Maybe this would have been more and more awesome fresh but not such much now.
Chudwick (1706) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle - pours dark inner grapefruit withorange-ish head. Nose is rye and citrus. Very earthy and a bit spicy. I was expecting something spicy in the heat department. Medium to big body. Grapefruit aftertaste. Not that hoppy but probably due to the age.
Westmeister (1441) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Suwannee Beer Fest in Spring 2013. Fruity, grassy, some spice, even lemon. Love this hops for the breadth that it brings. SOmewhat dry finish. Very nice.
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft during the Mikkeller Tap Takeover at King William IV - London. Not super fresh, it seems. Some pine in here, moderate sweet bread, faint berries. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with more pine, earth, brown bread, dirt. OK but could be better.
Beersiveknown (2389) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
keg at brewdog birmingham, 30/10/13
HAzy mid amber with offwhite lacing. Hay, funk, lemon peel, fairly pithy, typical sorachi ace bubblegum and straw with a dry finish.