DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Secret Santa 2014. Thanks! Pours hazy coppery orange with frothy off-white head. Nose is tropical fruit, pine, female feety Simcoe hops. Tastes intense, with a big IBU load, notes of tangerine, pineapple, and mango, and a bitter hoppy finish.
ansalon (2034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with à medium white head. Aromas of peach, melon, apricot, grapefruit, pine. Taste is peach, apricot, grapefruit, pine, melon, resin. Mourhfeel is slightly oily and medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great Stuff!
baraciisch (2331) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark golden hue... Aroma of fresh citrus hops, pine... Flavor of citrus, light tropical notes, mango, piney hops... Fairly dry, more so than the citra... Solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Grapefruit and resins dominate this Double IPA’s lightly honeyed malts, in an otherwise effervescent and rather drinkable example.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A generous head of foam settles atop the hazy pale amber.
-Carbonation is higher than average for the style, which helps drinkability.
-The hops are way more resinous than fruity in this one.
-Bitterness is salient. Resinous, but also a tad vegetal
-The malts play second fiddle, which is to be expected. Moreover, they do not dwell in caramelized sugars here, which helps the hops to stand out more.
-The yeast pour obfuscates most of the subtleties in the flavor profile. And there’s a lot of yeast in the bottle...
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stern hazy golden, bright with a slick greasy head. Clean sting of malt, not overly brisk with the ABV but slides in a decent few wedges of grapefruit and sanguiello. Kinda candyfloss sweetness. Finishes cooling sweetness and a little bit cheescake/cream cheese linger. Brrrrrrrring.
Bottle, Beermoth,Flu Jab Tasting
Stuu666 (6772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy orange, nose is sweet toffee and orange, taste is sweet toffee, citrus, dry, bitter.
BenH (3080) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Dusty aroma, orange and grapefruit. Taste of orange and grapefruit. Long bitter finish
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home ... amber .. thin white lacing ... soft fruits ... zezty oraange .. big passion fruit ... juicy fruits ... ligth bitter fruits ... big sweet toffee "crysatl" malts ... bitter fruits
allmyvinyl (6620) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, resin, chalk. Taste is bitter, oily texture. Finishes pithy bitter. Lovely.
VsXsV (2873) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost clear golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of mango, pine, citrus, marmalade, pineapple and light bread. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of pineapple, mango, pine and light caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice, probably even better fresh. Great hoppiness.