BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a lightly hazy golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are hoppy, grassy, tea, medium alcohol, bready malt, citrusy and slightly herbal. Flavors might be a bit faded, but there is some slightly sweet malt, lightly grassy and lemony hop character. Slightly herbal. A bit to sweet, medium bodied.
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light misty, huge white frothy head. Lots of classic hops, straightforward but nice full feel. Taste is rich, good amounts of classic hops and a ending surprising sweetness to smooth things out. Surprising and with an original English approach. Excellent. (75cl bottle from Colin, thanks!)
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Denk. Pours clear golden with a big white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, fruit, light floral aspects and a little spice. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
66cl bottle courtesy of Denk, shared.
Thick creamy white head. Hazy blond pour. Nice hoppiness. Nice brew.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ deans. Aroma is big floral fruity hops, loads of citrus. Flavour is quite bitter of hops, loads of citrussy fruits, nice bready malt note. Nice one.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from McGee. Hazy, gold-orange pour with a vigorous, fine-bubbled white head. Nose is slightly boozy and funky with a hint of malty sweetness. Medium body and intense, fine carbonation. Ethanol bitterness predominates, but some citrus hops and caramel are present. Finish is a bit sweet, which I didn’t expect. Too hot for me, not enough hop aroma.
RoyalFlushing (322) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a magnificent apricot with golden hues, large fluffy white head, and excellent lacing. Aroma of big citrus and floral hops, lemon zest, and honey. Taste is an explosion of caramel malt and citrus with a hint of pepper and bitterness. Enjoyable crisp finish with citrus flavors lingering. Smoothest DIPA I have ever had with ABV completely unnoticeable. Well done.
mikedR (1075) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice citrus aroma; very hoppy; bitter up front but doesn't linger. Wonderful!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pfhyde (56) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprising combination of malts and hops, even to a seasoned IPA drinker. The palate is the best thing about this beer: nice nip, balanced flavours. There’s a bit of a syrupy after-taste after the beer’s been sitting awhile, perhaps betraying the limitations of a young micro-brew effort, but it’s generally masked by the careful preparation, bottle conditioning, etc.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange pour. Nose of ripe melon, mango, pineapple. Taste tropical fruits medium body. Notice the English malt influence at end of somewhat dry and pleasant bitter finish.