swoopjones (6009) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at Blue Monk, cloudy golden orange pour. medicinal aroma, vicks vapor rub aroma, menthol, peanut skins. Medicinal mouthfeel & flavor, peanut skins again, herbal, refreshens the mouth like mouthwash in a wierd way. Leave a neat numbing herbal feel. Interesting but no home run
Senap (375) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
En öl med många smakskiftningar, ganska neutralt första intryck. Viss fruktighet. Efter en stund går den loss med en rejäl efterbeska.
Japalo (1228) - DENMARK - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@home. Midt orange. Herbal grassy notes. Very strange tart resin bitterness maybe from black Rice!!! Very bitter finish. Challenging.
johndoughty (4004) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy Yellow. Poured with a small head. Hoppy bitterness dominates. Medium body with some fruitiness. Resembles a bitter IPA. Rather Nice.
DuffMan (6901) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow body topped by a thick sticky frothy white head. Aroma is quite lovely, perfumey pine and sweet mango. The flavour is oddly chalky and powdery, extremely bitter, bordering on harsh. Peeking through this initial assault are some golden syrup sweetness and rustic vegetal notes. An odd concoction that can’t quite hold up to a well integrated final product. Having just had Stillwater Premium this weekend (the low ABV farmhouse style beer brewed with rice and corn-- the inspiration for this beer alluded to in the description), I approached this brew with a special interest. The Stillwater beer is far superior, even elegant, by comparison.
marcus (6606) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a thick off-white head and a sourdough aroma. There is a bitter sort of raunchy grain flavor that, unfortunately, sticks to the palate.
umich03jm (2074) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a huge pillowy head that fades very slowly and leaves soapy lacing. Aroma is incredibly piney with some vegetable notes. Taste is like drinking very bitter pine perfume. Very powerful stuff, kinda hard to drink. Foamy mouthfeel. Really liked the aroma but not much else.
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating #772 - Nov 17, 2013 - 3 oz sample courtesy of @craftbeerimport. Golden pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is mild honey, mild lemon, orange, toasted rice. Palate is a bit messy, rice and corn toasted don’t provide enough body or depth to stand up to these hops, super bitter and tart and overloaded. An interesting attempt at a coeliac IPA, in any regard.
sneakychi (64) - - DEC 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge aroma sweet fruits, pine, tropical fruits. Really nice!
Golden, hazy with a two finger head.
Taste is bitter, really bitter. Some herb, gets me thinking of Fernet Branca which isn’t something I enjoy. Especially not in a IIPA...
Quite thin body.
Idiosynkrasie (3942) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Hazy, orangey golden colour with huge, frothy, fully lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Hoppy aroma has notes of tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit, a sweaty resinous touch. Taste is bitter, chalky, mineral, medicinal, Aspirin, rice parings. Awful taste, the largest discrepancy between aroma and taste I can remember.