TET (1728) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A orange-yellow beer with a dense, big and blond head. The nose is great and tropical, papaiyas, mangos, lychee and some mandarin. Taste is tropical fruity, mangos, citrusfruits, nice fructose, the end is slightly piney. The medium bitterness evolving slowly. Medium bodied, pleasant to drink, almost velvety in the mouth. This beer was totally surprise for me. Very aromatic, great smoothness and still great bitterness. Huge IPA.
olio (6393) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle. No freshness info.
Pours clear dark golden-copper color with a large head. Very pleasant hoppy aroma with slightly sweetish caramel malts and tropical fruits, some resin and pine needles appear also. Bitter fruity palate, resinous hops and orange on the flavor, slight grapefruit notes, caramel malts and faint hints of gooseberries. Alcohol doesn’t really play any role here, feels very fresh and the balance is good. A very solid IPA.
Beerhunter111 (8070) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach tropischen Früchten, hopfig, leicht grasig. Geschmack bitter hopfig, sehr fruchtig, Grapefruit, Zitrone.
Gription79 (2293) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Huge grassy hop notes that overwhelm everything else. The malts are a bit harsh and astringent. Some fruity hop notes in the finish.
c0fein (221) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Saveur Biere
Golden orange colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of pineapple, sweetness and perfume. Sweet caramel and grapefruit flavours. Nice bitterness, not too overwhelming. Pleasant.
lusikka (6434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper colour with a chunky lacy head. Aroma of bready malts, mango, lemon and floral notes. Flavour of caramel malts, floral notes, kiwi, rich herbal notes, bread and citrus. Medium bodied and a nicely bitter, bready and citrusy finish. Refreshing. I’m really into this type of herbal hoppiness right now.
jehoesefat (291) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy malt aroma, lots of cereal on the nose. Pours clear orange with a white head. Flavor is malty with a cereal finish.
Leighton (11631) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in NYC - thanks to Will and Sander. Pours clear, rich god with a creamy top. Meh, it’s ok. Kind of a leafy affair, with some rindy bitterness, jammy citrus, berries. Medium sweet, a little bready, with toasted grass, orange, papaya. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly resinous, with toasty bread sweetness, some pine, grass and earth. Fine.
Cory (340) - , California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Had a nice citrus, maybe grapefruit, and pine aroma, with a long bitter finish that I didn’t really like very much. I think overall there was a lack in flavor that made it feel unbalanced between the aromas and mount feel. That said I drank my 11 oz in like 2 minutes cause i couldn’t put it down.
Theydon_Bois (9642) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at South Beach Bar & Grille, Ocean Beach SD, 19/04/14.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white swirl and edgework.
Nose is bitter hops, pine, grapefruit, straw, orange pith, spruce, a real bitter bastard!
Taste comprises dank hops, light skunkdom, pine, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, grassy tinge.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi to aggressive hop bitterness in the close/
Solid bitter bastard of an IPA!