hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Mostly clear orange pour with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. I stick my nose into the glass and find a grapefruit rind/marijuana/sweaty armpit collection of odors. Well, at least there’s the grapefruit component to sort of "save the day." Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor provides a stream of malty toffee and caramel flowing alongside heavy, rindy, hop bitterness. Nicely-balanced overall, but the hops are really the stars of this show. Finishes modestly bitter, tongue-numbing and grassy. Big-time thanks to the always-generous BBB63 for floating this bottle my way!
Vir4030 (566) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very sweet apricot aroma. Pours a medium orange brown, slightly hazy, lots of bubbles and good sustained head. Did not let Binny’s let this get warm. I took the cold bottle from their shelf and brought it home. Really good flavor with some really sweet aftertaste. Hops and sweetness - oh boy. No wonder the salesman was surprised they had some in stock. It was fresh off the truck, and boy is it delicious.
Theydon_Bois (12693) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever supplied this juan.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is melon, orange, caramel malt, citric pith, hop jus.
Taste comprises pineapple, orange pith, light grapefruit, straw, earthy hop.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok DIPA but doesn’t really get out of first gear for me.
AndyReynolds (1055) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is very grapefruit hops. I think I may have let this one sit too long. Strong malt backbone. Solid beer.
aleigator (440) - GERMANY - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many thanks to Charlie for the bottle!
Yields a clear, dark orange color, with a bubbly, slim head.
The aromas are much sweeter than I expected, with ripe peach and mango, accompanied by dough malts, crowned by a whiff of zingy lemon. Malts support the sun ripened fruit character by providing a distinct biscuit quality. The hops push even a little further, adding red apple peel to the nose, together with glazed tangerine.
Tastes of sweeter malts, balancing the more and more noteable fruity hops, evoking flavors of peach, orange and tangerine. Slightly prickly, juicy peaches get accompanied by grassy citrus, adding a little twist to the sappy hops. Drinks very smooth, with a well fitting carbonation, and a prominent resinous, honeyed impact, enhancing the luscious character of the brew. A distinct biscuity malt sweetness is the harbinger for a citraic, dry bitterness, leaving a slick, slightly fruity aftertaste back on the palate.
GenDV138 (3355) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, malt. Tastes of tropical fruit, citrus, candied fruit, floral, malt, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish.
Sledutah (6033) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on the RBWG brew bus
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is fruity and grapefruit. Taste is fruity, citrus and grassy
DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste from a bottle on the RBWG bus. Mildly hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Dots and bits of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, kind of slick, lighter carbonation. Slick texture. Grapefruit citrus, mild grassiness, some zest. Bigger caramel malt. Nice hoppy heat on the finish. Solid imp IPA, bit sweet though.
Christpuncher (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice a citrus flavored with a strong hopp flavor and bite. Slightly bubblegummy flavored and aroma. Pours gold in color with a thin white head. Had out of a bomber at home
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baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep orange to red in color... Absolutely brimming with citrus and tropical fruit aroma, lots of mango, berry notes.... Flavor is more of the same, tropical fruits, citrus hops... Fairly dry and bitter too... Great IPA, ranks up there with the best
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jh773 (232) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium-dark orange with lots of carbonation, head is two fingers. Grassy citrus aroma, some toffee. Flavor is bright, juicy citrus tang with a good helping of hop bitterness. Lingering semisweet finish.