SaintMatty (6556) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2011) - Golden with a slight haze. Passion fruit, peach and tea in the aroma. Peach, grapefruit, toffee and hops in the slightly sweet taste.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Exiled) gold pour with soapy white head. Nose of dank weed, funk, rubbery, orange, mango, guava, quite complex. Taste is dank, funky, orange, oily body, candied citrus. Nice double IPA.
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at CASK Pub and Kitchen (Meet the brewer event), London. Copper color. Lovely tropical fruit aroma with mango, apricot and toffee. Smooth bittersweet flavor with lots of mango and apricot, some toffeish malt in the background. Great aroma. A bit higher carbonation would make this even better as low carbonation takes some edge off the flavor.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a darker golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is very floral, with tropical fruit notes of passion fruit, mango and pineapple with some grapefruit notes too. The flavor is not as hoppy as the aroma indicates, with grapefruit, some of the tropical fruits, sweeter citrus like orange, and some sweet malty notes. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty solid IPA, but the aroma indicates a much hoppier flavor.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Falling Rock and sample at the brewery. Pours with a hazed amber body with an off-white head. Aromas of orange, tangerine, caramel and lightly herbal/grassy/pungent hop notes. Flavors are hoppy, citrus, mango, tropical and overripe fruit. Caramel and a bit sweet for my tastes. Bitter overall balance. Medium bubbles, but not quite dry enough for me.
nearbeer (4716) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Clear amber with a lasting meringue on top. Large schnozz of luscious tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit, blended in with some toffee and creamy vanilla. Flavor is a bit dissapoointing after the beautiful aromas, but still a superb offering. Same tropical mix on the front taste, but it’s dashed a bit harshly by the resin and wooden hops on the finish. Medium body is softly carbonated, hop-tingly and definitely dried by the finish. A bit of alcohol shows, but not detrimentally.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a 1 finger white head. Big citrus hop nose. Med body with lots of dank bitterness throughout. Soft and creamy. Big bitter finish with more hops.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Phenomenal aroma. Juicy pungent hops with lute if tropical fruit. Clear pale cotter with a thin steady white head. Big and juicy with mild bitterness. Very juicy, very fruity. Pineapple, mango, orange, grapefruit. Clean with a mildly astringent finish. Nice body, very drinkable.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Maybe im spoiled with west coast ipas, but my last 2 Colorado breed have been over the top. I like them because they are noticably different. Which many so cal breed can’t do. Pours a medium amber hue with a light head. Aromas of caramel, cardboard, and soggy towels. Mouth feel is medium bodied with flavors the same as the aroma. Not good.
ryanfolty (2346) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!