durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another stunner from this great brewery. Cloudy orange pour with a tenacious and lively beige head. Nose of pineapple, lemon and orange zest, peppery/spicy Nelson Sauvin hops. Also some toasted malt in there, well balanced with the hops. Taste is sort of an international trifecta... hop level of a great American pale ale, the great hop profile of Nelson from down under, and a biscuity malt profile from the UK. Cheers!
maltman53 (421) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber/orange with a fluffy, persistent head. On palate, bittering hops eclipse aroma hops from from to finish. Dank, earthy hops suggest an English style rather than an APA. Overall, for those who like a bitter, earthy PA.
Oldschool_Mike (134) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a cloudy light amber colour. Aroma is tropical fruits. Taste Is tropical fruit with some nice malt balance. Great beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy lighter amber color with a moderately thick off-white head on there. There is some floral and grassy notes to the aroma, but it smells a bit stale, like it’s sat on the shelf too long. Taste is somewhat bitter, but again, does not really come across fresh. OK, but not much to grab onto here.
TedE (300) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml champagne bottle into pint glass. Fruity hop nose, dry spice earth. Very cloudy almost copper colour. Solid white head. Medium body followed by short sharp hop finish. S’alright.
GlassBrass440 (183) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rebranded Southern Pacific IPA and according to a sales rep, it was given more of a hop kick. Pours sunset orange with a white head that doesn’t stick around for the party. Aroma is mostly floral with some citrus notes. Taste is malt balanced for the style but the Nelson Sauvin hops come through with their fruity floral notes. Not quite full bodied with moderate carbonation and a sweetish finish.
kaser (3582) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12z bottle at Oak + Char. It had massive foam problems. Once I could smelll and Taste it it was fine. Spicy tropical aroma. Good hops and a citrus taste. Would have again
andrewturba (1133) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orangey copper with a massive white head that takes forever to settle and leaves tons of lace. Aroma is pale malts, Belgian yeast, lightly spicy, and faint citrus. Flavour is Belgian yeast, spicy, citrus, grass, pale malts, and a mild-medium bitterness.
Reimer96 (1427) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an over carbonated hazy orangish copper with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of grass, pale malts, tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is pine, tropical fruits, white wine, complex bitterness and white wine type dryness that make this ipa awesome. Overall it’s complex, malty, hoppy and slightly medicinal but all in balance with no harshness.
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium gold, white head.
Malty, hoppy aroma, citrus peel, spruce, gooseberries, caramel.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2.
Hoppy, quite malty taste, resin, citrus peel, light caramel.
Quite smooth and well balanced. (2014-09-24)
George999 (197) - Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Highly carbonated, hoppy, bitter floral flavor, minor citrus overtones, lingering hops on the back of the pallet