brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a white head. Very pine forward, slightly herbal, and floral. Tropical fruit, some citrus, and sweet caramel malts. Somewhat bitter flavor with a lot of pine, herbal hops, and some light grass notes. There’s a little bit of tropical fruit, some grapefruit, and sweet caramel.
Lukasmh (221) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 Bottle. Pours a amazing cristal clear light copper with small but nice off white head. Aroma has mellow fruity hops, fresh pellets, some caramel malt. Bit dank and some grapes. Taste is malty without being overly sweet. Subtle pine and bit minty. Sticky mouthfeel and extremely well hidden alcohol. Finish is grassy dry bitter and hoppy spices.
Jaksmart (437) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful bright and completely clear copper, small white head. Aroma is strong on hops, almost like snorting grinded up pellets, citrus, dried apricot, some buttery stuff, almost no alcohol. Taste is not overly sweet and caramelised, which emphasises the hoppy base. Sticky and oily palate with lots og dry bitterness in the finish. Very nice and fresh.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-12-04. Lightly hazy bright orange body with a nice foamy white head. 3+ Aroma is a bit odd at first, sort of grassy, moderately alcoholic. Flavour is fairly bitter, interesting fruit peaks and gives way to the bitterness. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Decent but lacks the depth I was hoping for. Bottle shared by Blankboy
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Peter_L (882) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska@NK Saluhall. Fantastiskt intensiva dofter av krusbär, grape och ananas. Kraftig käftsmäll av en massiv näve humle. En sann emaljkrullare. Mums.
DocLock (8054) - 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 (1592) - 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 (2009) - 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
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MartinT (8135) - 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 (1325) - 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.
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Stuu666 (3538) - 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.