Danyel (336) - Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Smells citrusy, malty for an IPA. Tastes very well balanced, lots of citrus, grassy, good malt to it though. Not too bitter, good.
zacgillbanks (1498) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits, Kissimmee, Florida. This bright golden beer pours with a thin white head. It has strong, rich tropical fruit flavours, a rich full body and mouthfeel and a spicy, warming fruity finish. This beer tastes much lighter than its actual ABV suggests it should.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, some herbal notes , malt and minty notes. Flavor is sweet and floral with some citrus and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (5576) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, orange and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (11782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 12oz. A clear, golden beer topped by a finger-thick white head. The aroma is grassy and piney, with a generic fruityness and some malts. Itís quite bitter in the mouth, full-bodied and dry, with a decent carbonation level. A tad too sweetish though, and with some bready, almost caramel-like notes. Bitter and lightly fruity finish. Well, itís a decent brew, but it doesnít impress in any way, actually itís rather uninteresting and not a beer Iíd like to have again. 130805
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gently hazy golden ale covered by a healthy, not huge, but endurant white foam. Bright orange, tangerine nose, not necessarily explosive, but then again, leaving a bit of room for the cushiony bready pale malts to confirm their supporting stance. The cereals remain in the background, yet for malts which provide little sweetness at all, they feel characterful. Hops are moderately floral and strongly orange-like, more so than grapefruity, and never harsh on the oily resins. It makes for a tasty, yet unagressive ale which is eminently drinkable, dry, aromatic if not super intensely so. Among American IPAs, if there is such a thing as balance, Missionís take is a premium candidate. And this was from a bottle bought in Vermont of all places (although I have good reasons to believe it had not sat on the shelves for weeks). Still, it must be something else on tap. Thoroughly good.
jflopsu (311) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Has a light and hazy yellow pour. Has a sweet and lemon aroma. Taste is not what I expected. Has a sour hop flavor. Not very diverse and tasteful.
ajnepple (1122) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Wilburís. Gold and pretty clear with a white head. The aroma is pine, citrus fruits and bitter hops. Similar flavor, pretty straight forward with medium bitterness, bready malts and light spicy hops. Medium body with a dry feel and a clean finish. Solid.
natejgood (384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear medium golden with a small white head comprised of large bubbles. Aroma of pine, citrus and hops. Very nice aroma. Slightly sweet at first but cut nicely by bitterness at the finish. The taste is pleasant, if not a bit light for an IPA. A very drinkable beer, though not quite as crisp in the mouth as I might like, even if the flavor isnít exceptional.
adnielsen (7602) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a touch hazy golden orange appearance with a white head. A bit spicy/piney, grapefruit/citrusy, mild bready/cracker aroma. Vanilla, somewhat juicy, orange/grapefruity, lightly dank, spicy hoppy, sweet toasted malty flavor. Not too shabby.