NordicV (982) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
På fat på Mikkeller bar. Härligt orange öl med ett gulvitt skum. Doftar av aprikos och tropisk frukt. Detsamma i smaken tillsammans med lätt rostade brödiga toner. Härlig sommaröl.
BeerViking (2006) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Camden, cloudy amber with lacy white head and lots of tangerine nose. Chewy bitter body with more citrus, some sweet notes in the mid body, but then drying rapidly to a grapefruit bitter finish.
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh 750 ml from Lakeview Liquors, Chicago. Very tasty ale that is understated orange citrus hoppy, with mango and passionfruit front and center, including the smell. Softer carbonation, something like a cask ale.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Olympen. Beautiful glowing orange colour, nice offwhite head. Intense grassy hop nose. Very bitter in the mouth, grassy and fruity hop bitterness. Punches well above its weight.
teorn88 (1913) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Brewdog Camden. Pours an almost clear orange colour with an average white head. Aroma is iper-fruity and hoppy with pineapple, grapefuit and pine needlees, almost like squeezed pineapples and grapefruits. Amazing. Taste is similarly fruity but with almost none of the usual hops bitternees: it’s sweetish and acidic in this one. A tad bretty as well. A real surprise and a real treat. Overall, amazing wild IPA, amazing!
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle and served in Duvel snifter: Deep golden hue with a initially big frothy head which settles, spotty lace. The aroma has notes of mango and passion fruit, grapefruit and pear, pine and dank, clove and pepper, biscuit and crystal, earthy and mineral vapours. The taste is just what you think it would be with a nice balanced hops bitterness, a lot of citric and acidic fruit, mild spiciness, and the malt are there in a supporting roll. Just a touch of sourness rounds off a complex palate. This is quite good... and would be a keeper if not for the price point. I quite enjoyed this. Damn you Mikkeller, just when I was ready to quit you!
deekyn (991) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours dark amber with very high head that lasts. Strong lacing. S - aromas of citrus and pine hops. Quiet notes of tropical fruits. Very fresh aromas. M - very light fresh mf. Crisp vibrant drink. T - light crisp sweeter tropical fruit up front simple sweet malts. Light sweet citrus hops on the palate. Dry bitter grassy hoppy end. O - very good crisp light pale. 6/6+
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Aaron for the pour - turbid straw color - really inviting nose, with the tropical fruit complimenting the citrus and pine of the hops quite well - flavor is fairly dry, almost flinty - a strong mineral note - the tropical fruit isn’t nearly as noticeable, which is disappointing - moderate acidity - a lot of citrus in the finish - pretty darn good, but the flavor doesn’t deliver what the nose promises.
NielsenRatings (8108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Hazy ruby orange appearance with an off white head. Tangy, tropical fruity, mango, grapefruity hoppy, a touch dusty aroma. Tangy, bitter, orange/mango/grapefruity hoppy, a bit toasty malty flavor with a bit bready finish. Pretty tasty beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: April 17, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, heavy icy lace
Aroma: floral and citrus hop aroma, pale malt sweetness, fruity, orange, touch of tropical fruits
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, tropical, citrus, light bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4