Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at my 5K tasting at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Kenny for this one, 13/11/13. #197 whatever that refers to on the bottle !?!
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is bitter orange, grapefruit, straw, orange sherbet.
Taste comprises orange pith, hint mango, grapefruit, toasted malts, bread dough, light booze.
Medium bodied, fine carbonatio, dry grassy hop bitterness in the closure.
Ok DIPA - not a particularly aggressive number making for an easy drinking affair.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle cheers to Ken. Clear golden yellow pour with a small white head. Nose is absolutely huge lime - mohito like lime and mint. Light spices and quite herbal with a hint of tropical fruits - passionfruit, mandarin and tangerine. Taste is big lime zest and spices, lemon peel, orange, mandarin juiciness. Kind of like a sweet, very fruit driven cocktail rather than a beer but it works together quite well
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - many thanks to Kenwise. Pours mostly clear gold with a foamy white head. Nose holds lemongrass, lime, pine needles. Mediums sweet flavor with further lime, bitter citrus rind, touches of alcohol. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with bitter lime rind, general citrus, grass. OK.
rxeight (2035) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Batch 155, lots of lime and stale hops. This was an old bottle and almost undrinkable at this point. Not sure how much better this is fresh, but not good at this point.
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of citrus hops, limey zest, and herbal notes. Flavour is extremely limey, with loads of citrusy lime hops - not a whole lot else. The like is very front and centre, without much else that’s discernible. Okay at first, but it gets too limey after a while. Drinkable, but not very enjoyable.
burg326 (4931) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, poured a yellow cloudy color with aromas of lime, zest, light tropical fruit and a touch of grass. Flavors were the same, light spice in the taste, but a nice lime zest in the flavor, solid beer overall.
emacgee (4457) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks St.Fun! Cloudy bright lemon rind yellow with one finger of white head. Absolutely wonderful nose, tons of tropical fruit and citrus with a touch of lime zest. Overripe citrus and lemon juice with a bunch of lime rind. Very dry palate and moderate bitterness. Too much citrus rind shows on the palate.
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at esbls. Hazed golden. A really nice aroma of lime, citris, and rich malts. Some funk with fruit and soft malts. Lime is tasted but is not big. Nice.
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours hazy yellow with a good amount of foamy head. Lots of lime zest, grassy notes. Mostly lime zest on the taste, maybe even a hint of lemon in there with very mild hop notes and bitterness. Sweet balanced finish with mild carbonation. Very good and refreshing.
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours a light good with a white head that never leaves. Big citrus hops aroma. Lime and pine taste great how the flavor’s mix. Great ipa.