LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good IPA courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks! Aroma was average. Could pick up some floral hops and grass. Wasn’t very strong. Pour was a nice bubbly dark gold with a one finger white head. Taste was much better than the aroma. Fiercely bitter with notes of passion fruit and ginger. The hops really drown everything else out which is fine by me. Nice carbonation round this beer out. If you don’t like one dimensional hop bombs stay away. For the rest of us, enjoy!
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to scotchzi at Proof happy hour! Pours a hazy golden orange with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is great, fruity citrus zest, floral resinous hops. Taste falls a little short of the nose, more of the biscuit malt comes through than I would want. Good carbonation, nice, but wanted more from the flavor.
hapjydeuce (932) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 22oz bomber. Color is medium gold, clarity is slightly hazy. Medium carbonation and a thin head. Nose is full of mango, orange rind, slight pine sap and lemon cake. Flavor seems to be lacking some of what the aroma offers, however it is clean and simple. Orange and lemon flavors dominate. Bitterness is very short-lived with almost no residual in the nose after sipping. Easy to drink.
tiong (3727) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Saveur-biere.com
Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of crisp malts, caramel, tropical fruits, lemon, citrus and grapefruit. Taste is smooth, crisp and malty with some herbal notes, tropical fruitness and grassy bitterness. Finish is bitter, herbal hoppy, tropical fruity and grassy with some citrus, grapefruit and crisp maltiness. Pretty good and balanced.
TET (1618) - 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 (6142) - 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 (7169) - 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 (2253) - 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 (193) - 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 (6207) - 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 (270) - 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.