BenH (2029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Slightly grassy hop aroma, some hay, also come citrus and caramel, slightly musty. Taste has more of the same, well balanced flavors. Quite fizzy, with a moderate bitterness. Pretty good but perhaps verges on the boring
Sledutah (4121) - Utah, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml C&C bottle from discount liquors
Appearance: Pours hazy golden with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Dusty caramel and pine
Taste: Dusty caramel, grapefruit, piney (green hops) with a dry/sweet finish
It was OK but hard to finish. Sweet and hoppy, not really balanced.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Lucky I was watching the cork as I was opening. As soon as I got the cage off, I saw the cork rising up by itself. Sure enough, a very loud pop and the cork goes flying across the room. Thankfully, no gusher. Golden in color with an off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, pine, grass, some tropical fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, and lighter floral hops. Juicy with a sweeter fruit finish.
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at CPK, London. Pours clear, shiney gold with a moderate, creamy off-white head. Massive resinous, ripe citrus nose with grapefruit and tangerine. hugely sweet flavor with lots of jammy citrus, marmalade, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, melon, canteloupe, light pine and pale, bready malts. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Good body, though, and not too heavy. Mild warmth to finish, with some slightly earhtier and grassier hops now, along with some very lightly toasted pale malts, ripe citrus, mild alcohol, orange, tangerine, pineapple, some light straw. Super sweet fruit character overall. Nice. It isn’t overly sweet or aggressively bitter. Pretty solid DIPA.
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10oz draught. Pours a cloudy honey color
Aroma of citrus, pine, grass. Has a wonderful aroma. Flavor is citrus, plum, pine, grass. Mellow and smooth, but severely enjoyable.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to a tulip glass. In commemoration of watching the Olympic opening ceremony. Pours a slightly hazy, deep orange color w/ a soapy white head. Nice smells of pink grapefruit, nectarine, some alcohol. Flavors of more citrus, peach, pine. Towards the end, I get almost an orange-creamsicle note. Mostly fruity while maintaining a good, bitter bite. A little over-carbonated would be my only complaint. A nice beer!
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 caged. Hazy copper like appearance, with long head retention. Grassy, pine scents mixed with orange blossoms. A well balanced sweet malt and citrus like hop flavor. Tastes of earth and appetizing orange honey preserves. Full body. Nice refreshing change from all the N.W. style DIPA’s. Necter like finish with some burn and a slight bitterness. Overall a little pricey for a beer I would like to enjoy more often.
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL at Woodshop 7. Pours a full haze golden with medium white foam. Nose is floral, spicy, white peppercorn. Taste is boozy, sugary, melon heavy. Loads of cantaloupe sucked in rum or vodka. Thick and dense. Alcohol shows through.
theisti (3094) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 oz goblet draft at Martin City Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is an orange copper, lightly hazed, with a small white head. The aroma is citrus tropical (peach, mango, papaya) hops, caramel malt, nice aroma, just somewhat faint. The taste is sharp citrus peach orange hop, balanced with caramel, tea flavor crystal malt along with a touch of alcohol heat in the back. The flavor lingers with some soft dirtiness, then dries out with some light alcohol heat. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and the heat in finish picks up as it warms. I really like both these breweries, fun to try a collaboration.
kdm1984 (586) - Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Pours to good head and great lacing. Cloudy light orange. Smell: floral bouquet, but slight dirt element. Taste: good sweet malts, some hops (not as much as I was expecting from a DIPA), lemon citrus element, and again a little regrettable dirt. Balanced beer - not a bomb - but doesn’t really stand out, and there is that one off-taste flaw. Yet to have anything really great by Odell - their St. Lupulin APA has come the closest. RE-RATE: Had this sit in the fridge for another day, and the grapefruit aroma and balanced flavors came out even more. Bumping up from 3.4 to 3.7 overall. NICE stuff. Earthiness gone!