blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mogwai. Helsingborg, December 2011.
Sweet and fruity aroma of herbs, dill and caramel. Refreshing light body with grass and a nice bitterness. Showcases the Sorachi Hop in a good way. Very drinkable.
rosenbergh (8431) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Cloudy amber colour with small white head.
Bubblegum, peppermint, Sorachi Ace type fruits and some malts.
Some bitterness, fruit, malt and biscuits.
Bitterness in aftertaste.
Very nice for Sorachi Ace brew.
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canuck_j (80) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
AROMA: floral hop nose with hints of lemon and some musky blanket
APPEARANCE: cloudy copper with a massive tan head that laces and stays forever
TASTE: A very interesting combination of sweet and hops here,even vanilla and British beer cyclamate type flavours Also a lemon note and a hint of icing sugar. Quite complex, yet surprising flavours in an IPA
PALATE: Medium bodies with a lively carbonation and a slickness on the tongue. Hop finish is gentle, yet very present
OVERALL: an interesting beer with very different characteristics to your normal IPA. Grainy and soapy on top of all the flavours so far described. Wonderful complexity.
mkel07 (4256) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Lots of foam, beige coloured and well packed together. Deep amber colour with musky perfume aroma. The flavour is somewhat musky and lingering taste on the palate. Very different from the rest of the single hop series beers.
mjs (5205) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE 6/10/2013, at William K Kurvi, 20120309) The beer poured deep amber and hazy. Its head was quite large, long lasting and white. Aroma had coconut, herbalness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were coconut, herbalness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was mildly sweet with medium bitterness. I have to realise again that Sorachi Ace is not my thing.
Cirrhosis (1259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice looking brew hazy copper body with a stupidly long lasting 2" creamy cap. Subtle aroma.......WOW!!! VBS is correct I smell coconut why do I smell coconut?!?!? Flowers, sweet malts, cabbage patch dolls...The aroma is odd yet pleasant but nothing I would look for in an IPA. Taste also is loaded with coconut and fake air freshener, not good, not bad, nothing I want in an IPA. A mild but heavy bitter shows up in the finish. Kind of lemon but not really with a big earthy character. Very unique beer I will never want again.
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber orange brew with a medium sized light tan head that produces lots of lacing. The aroma is bizarre. Dried coconuts and watermelon candy. What the fuck is that about? Coconut on warm bread. Try as I might I can’t pick up much more than that. The flavour is similar - very similar but there is also an earthy bite, almost pine, lemon, herb, biscuit. Very bizarre indeed. Highly carbonated and heavily bittered. Long finish. Very cool unique beer that only needs one purchase.
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to Chrisv10. Pours cloudy dark copper with a large frothy and creamy white head and lacings. Exotic and sweet nose. Fruity hops. Flowers, herbs, candy and grapefruit. Really sticky and dry. Smooth. Hoppy dry and bitter finish.
pintbypint (2884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml brown bottle. Deep golden colour with a little haze. Creamy white head, sticky foam. Nose has lime, faint spice, hop resins, sweetish notes. Taste has strong citrus, spicy resin hops with lemon and lime notes, base malt sweetness is there but light. Finishes with caramel and lingering bitterness and hop flavors of lemon and grass. Medoum bodied, good smooth texture, very drinkable. Pretty fresh tasting, vibrant hops. Another good beer in this series.
reebtogi (4746) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours a hazy orange amber color with a 3 finger creamy white head with good retention and leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light lemony hops and some light malts. Taste is lemon citrus hops with a light malty sweet backbone. Medium body and light carbonation. An easy drinking IPA that I could have a few of in an evening.