harrisoni (15043) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle from GBBF and drunk at home. Quite expensive I think like in the £14 a bottle area. Hazy orange gold colour with thick white head. Ended up having to decant it into 3 glasses to get rid of some of the carbonation. Lots and lots of floral hops and grapefruit jump out of the glass at you. Getting the carbonation out really helps let more of the flavour come through. It’s smooth and light and agile. Some booze is there, but it’s not overly sweet. Goes really well with Pont l’Eveque cheese from Normandy. Sharp tangerine flavours. Good bitterness on finish. I think it is a pretty good beer. Bit too much booze maybe. I do like the fruit and the hops though. Yep, the hops are really quite awesome.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper pour, white head. Tropical fruit aromas, melon, apples, citrus, grassy hops and nice malt backbone. Flavor is sweet but finishes bitter. Lots of tropical fruit flavors. Quite tasty.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent aroma, slightly less distinguished flavor. Fresh aroma of cantaloupe and kiwi. Equally bitter and sweet. Exciting to see these breweries working together.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home as a birthday present, thanks to Meg! Gorgeous slightly hazy vivid orange with a bubbly, healthy frothy white head that sticks around. Amazingly rich nose, tropical fruit bowl, Fruitella sweets, pineapple, melon, mango, sweet candied orange peel. No hint of booze. Lovely sweet front, really really juicy, soft sweet malts, breakfast juice, just the tiniest hint of pine resin and a long & dry (but not aggressively bitter) finish. Prickly carbonation with a full, thick (but not cloying) mouthfeel. The deranged lovechild of St. Lupulin and Jaipur - a really smooth, rich but well-balanced DIPA.
swanmann (665) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The cork could not wait to escape this bottle. It’s bright golden orange with a little haze and cream-orange hued head. The foam was fluffy and lively, dissipating at a medium pace. Aromas of caramel, apricot, oranges, honey, alcohol. This is a big, bold, sweet brew with lots of hops. As it warms, the carb softens up a bit and I taste loads of caramel and honey with some syrupy fruit qualities, just a touch of bitter and sour. GREAT brew, but I would recommend trying to find someone with which to share a bottle/ expense.
bookman10 (731) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden-orange-copper with good sized head. Aroma of hops and malt. Flavor is very rich combination of citrus-hop flavors and underlying maltiness. Very good double IPA.
brucebruce81 (317) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was really good it balanced the hops well with the malt I loved this beer and recommend
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from the Rare Beer Club. Very bright, colorful orange pour, almost glowing and fresh looking, bedecked with a fine filmy head. Very enticing, heady floral aroma back by a trace of malt and substantial bitter notes. Full, very smooth mouthfeel with a playful carbonation and a palate that’s fairly dry. Terrific, super-fresh, citrusy flavors abound but with a nice bitterness and malt complement that I imagine reflects Thornbridge’s contributions (?). Regardless of who did what, this is a really fine collab brew.
Errl (2114) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle corked and caged..Pour is golden with a light white head.Nose is fresh hops,floral,honey,citrus,herbal,hairspray..Taste is hoppy,earthy,herbal,sweet,light,very balanced and complex at the same time..
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to errl. amber pour with a nice cream colored head. nose is grassy hops, florals, very clean, with a light roasty malt touch. very nice on the palate, heavy malts upfront, bitter, grassy hops, caramel, hoppy finish and light alcohol burn.