strap (417) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a palate wrecking IPA. very strong on the hops, somewhat fruity nose. a couple of these knocked me back...not a buzz, but a strong hangover. my IPA days are coming to an end.
Sarlacc83 (766) - Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Copper color with a whispy white head. Good lacing.
N: Pungent Mary Jane, grapefruit, pine, earth. Onion and some pineapple. Grassy and leafy.
T: Very bitter, some malt.
M: Medium-heavy, some resin, no alcohol burn.
O: I once had this in a blind tasting, and it was dead in the middle. I can’t say having it by itself changed my opinion. It’s a big seller, and frankly, there are a lot better IPAs out there.
onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy sunkissed gold under a generous sticky white head. Musty and earthy nose with some earthy lemon rind and bitter leafy resins. Flavor starts crisp and leafy but blends to a grapefruity tone featuring some semisweet lemongrass and caramalt. Not shabby. But nothing particularly memorable.
Stevo1298 (19) - Taber, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty beer, fruity smell. Head didn’t last to long. Medium carbonation. Nice IPA
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) gold with generous head. Fruity aroma. Flavor is tropical fruit in the hops, sweetish malt backbone.
Wittales (636) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was clear golden with lasting creamy off white 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are sweet pale malt backing with sweet onion, citrus and tropical fruits, no alcohol. Taste are soft smooth lemon, orange, melon, pineapple and dank with pine. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, lasting balanced fruity and piney finish. A good solid IPA, try it.
PhilHarmstead (19) - Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good strong hop character, though I can’t discern exact varieties. It’s a solid IPA but a bit heavy on the mouth feel. Nothing wows me but a very servicable beer. Reminiscent of Caldera’s IPA.
TXBadger (1398) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear straw yellow color with nice white head. Very west coast style IPA, lots of light fruit, citrus, and pine; all follow onto the palate. Finishes very clean. Nice IPA.
rlgk (10847) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the hotel room in San Diego. Clear golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Bready hop flavor, grassy, biscuits, vanilla, some citrus. Bready hop flavor, grassy, pine, biscuits, some bready notes, some caramel. An IP that feels a bit tired...
ABS (476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold to bronze coloured. White head. Not that strong smell. Hop, grass, resin, grapefruit and some honey actually. Medium body, well carbonated. Bitter. Some balancing sweetness. Hop, citrus, some grapefruit. Very good.