SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a deep orange that is mostly clear with a small fleeting white head.
Citrus rind aroma and a nearby forest with damp pine forest nearby.
Sweet, mango fruit flavor that somehow manages some dryness in the finish.
Very fruity & juicy.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours apricot, but like a lager, clear, 2 inch, lasting dome head.head is dense and a pleasure to look at all its own. Aroma is strong resinous hops and floral sweetness. A bit dank. The can may have hurt this one. Rhubarb, vegetable, just kinda foody overall. Medium body, light fizzy mouthfeel. Sort of delicious still in a weird kinda way.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Amber colour. Clear. Medium-sized white head. Bold hoppy aroma. Grapefruit and grass. Very bitter on the tongue. The body is also quite substantial and the beer feels somewhat balanced, even though the bitterness is a little overpowering. Delicious beer, especially if you like hops.
Crit (3561) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange amber,small beige head.Piney sour citrus nose.Big citrus hop profile,sweet malt mid.Quite unblended with harsh alcohol heat.Unpleasant.
A poor offering from a good brewery
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours an innocent, light amber with a soft, white head. Much effervesence. Mostly caramel malt aroma with some citrus. Flavor is very sweet with some fruity hops. Medium in body, semi-oily. Not overly bitter, just overly delicious.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
yellowish and brilliantly clear with medium white head. huge nose of spicy herba and citrus hops. very pungent. firm bitterness before the above mentioned hops just demolish the palate. the malt character is of spicy rye malt and a bit of crystal, but alcohol definitely comes through at the end somewhat muddling the brew. overall a great double IPA, but the end isnít ideal
strap (576) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUN 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
wow. pours light amber with almost no head. sweet and piny aroma. complex flavor, citrusy followed by a big bite of hops. canít taste the high alcohol. very well done. it doesnít get much better than this.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 Enjoyed from a 12oz can in a pub glass. The beer pours a light amber color, with a fairly small white head. Strong notes of citrusy hops to the nose. The palate is aggressively bitter up front, before being somewhat balanced and mitigated by a large amount of residual sweetness that seems to come from medium to high English character malt. Alcohol comes through toward the end of the palate, perhaps a little too prevalently, but ultimately only adding depth. The finish carries notes of lingering bitterness, resiny hop flavor, toffee-raisony malt sweetness, and a noticeable tinge of alcohol. The only real detriment is the lack of dryness that seems to characterize the styleís best commercial examples. Overall, a nice, aggressive, slightly sweet interpretation of the style.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy glden yellowish orange color with pale golden yellow hues and a one finger frothy, soapy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves large chinks of soapy lacing behind.
Slightly pungent earthy hop aroma with a very prominent citrus charater as well as some pale malt. Earthy pine notes with hints of soil along with hnts of grapefruit, orange peel and lactic cream.
Chewy medium body that is very hop forward with a strong earthy pine hop presence that lingers throughout into a long, bone dry finish. Pale malt backbone provides very subtle balanced but this beer is all about the hops. Slightly soily with a nice sweet citrus fruit presence. Lots of mango, grapefruit, orange peel and pineapple. Sweet alcohol provides a bit of heat and warmth in the chest. Well balanced and complex but just a touch too soily and dry. Pretty good. Iím not sure why there is so much hate towards this one.
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Malt House in Madison, WI - Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Nose is melon and honey over a layer of grassy hops, a sweet malt backbone, and a touch of booze. Taste is sweet, malty funkiness that envelop the hops and mutes everything. Finishes with really bitter, grassy hops, almost like biting a dandelion. Lingering spiciness on the long finish. Full and smooth, with nice carbonation, this was a winner in the mouth. Thereís enough about this beer that I didnít like that I could never see paying $16 a four pack.