ACD (628) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 66cl bottle (6.7% ABV). Pours hazy amber with thin clean white head - light lacing throughout. Aroma is a brilliant hop hit full of citrus (grapefruit, lime), tropical fruit notes, and pine resin; light caramel malt sweetness in the background. Taste is another showcase of wonderfully fresh Pacific Northwest hop character - pine, bitter pithy grapefruit, lime, orange peel, an almost menthol-like freshness. Assertive grapefruit and lime-driven bitterness - hop oils coat the mouth fully. Deliciously crisp and dry finish. Perfect carbonation. This is a world class IPA for sure.
ekstedt (5405) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. A bit one-dimensional but very clean citric hop aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness.
back (1315) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rødgylden uklar skum lidt
Humle citrus grape malt korn
Bitter meget sød lidt
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ SBWF 2012. Pours golden with a white head. Crisp, straight forward hoppiness. Notes of flour, melon and gooseberries.
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours hazy golden with a small, staying, frothy white head. Aroma has lots of citric hops, grapefruit, light pine, soft apricot. Medium to low carbonation, lovely dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has elegant hops, pine, resin, grapefruit. Fairly heavy bitter finish without ever outbalancing the malts. A serious balance achiever.
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Seven Stars. Pours cloudy amber with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma is malty fruity raisins piny citric cat piss; very nice. Flavor is velvety smooth, cask as it is no carbonation. Lots of citrus fruits raisins apricots grapefruits malty sweet and a lovely bitter bite. Finishes fruity bitter.
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Black Heart Camden. Gold with lasting near white head. Quite hoppy very good ipa tangerine and orange. Very kernel like.
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Stockbridge Tap
Light amber, big frothy head no gas - well it was the end of the keg managed to get 1/4 pint so seemed more like cask
Aroma - big citrus hops, grapefruit, resinous, fresh citrus aroma, mainly all hops with just a slight sweet pale malt background
Taste as aroma, nice juicy malts, tropical fruits, mango, sweet resins, sweet pale malt background, booze fairly well hidden
Palate soft carb, medium body, sweet palate. FInish - dryish but sweet sweet palle malts mixed with bitter resinous hops, it’s a bit too sweet tbh
Overall - It’s a tad too sweet but it’s a nice IPA
cgarvieuk (14195) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
keg at the tap ... light hazy amber ... small tight white head ... zezty peppery hop nose ... too cold ... little to much pashion fruit ... zezty orange ... juicyfruits
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 Nice earthy hops. Hint of pepper and spice on the palate with herbal notes. Slightly metallic at the close which is agreeable in small doses!