BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: A slightly hazy golden hue with a lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has major tropical and other fruity esters (mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon) along with some bready and caramelized malts. Nice clove and pepper influence along with some noticeable boozy and very minor onion vapours. The taste is actually far more balance than I expected, moderately fruity and slightly acidic but not massively bitter has I thought it would be. The sweeter malt has room to breathe and a spicy kick on the finish does add some depth. There is a hint of herbal garden notes as well. The mouth feel is sharp but outside the warming alcohol it is not all that aggressive. While there are some nice aspects about this beer it is not quite as nice as NvsU or even Ubiquitous.
greenclansman (710) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared this one @ The Hoppy Pub with jimmythespoon.
Very interesting beer. Nice hoppy/malty backbone. Nice artwork also.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @The Vintage, Leith, with a big thank you to Sean. Pours a hazy golden/orange, with an off-white head which while thin is rock solid and lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass. Tangerine and peach to the fore with an orange marmalade thing going on.Almost floral on the finish a touch of pine as well and a malty hint right at the end, very nice, very drinkable. EDIT - should have said batch 229/231
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 229-231. Pale golden colour with a foamy off-white head with good lacework and long lasting. Aroma is ver fruity with notes of citrus, tangerine, grapefruit and tropical fruits, some caramel and resins hops. Flavor has a decent bitterness with good duration, notes of tropical fruits with good maltiness and some caramel notes. The final has a moderate bitterness that hides the high ABV. Creamy and smooth on palate. Very enjoyable IIPA.
rouhlas (41) - GREECE - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Hazy golden color with white head. Hoppy, fruity and floral aroma and taste. Alcohol is hidden and it tastes more like an IPA than a DIPA. Easy drinkable.
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from batch #229-231 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. First of all, great name/theme. The beer is a bright orange color with a thick frothy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Sticky latticework of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of pithy grapefruit, hops and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle was not the freshest, 144 I think. Nice hops citrus , especially the sorachi ace. Just enough malts to keep it from tipping over. Cool new brewery.
changeup45 (1708) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is an orangeish color with an off-white head that laces well. The aroma kicks off with pineapple, zesty orange peel, and tangerine. A little chemical sneaks in there with some biscuity malt and herbal notes. Forward flavors of tropical fruit, coconut, and orange jam. Thereís some alcohol sting as this tends to be a bit more tangy than bitter. But it does dry out some in the finish with a little lingering hop bitterness. A touch of resin on the back end. Sweetened by plenty of malt but itís not thick in the body or really hard to consume. Good beer but odd. I donít have a ton of experience with the Sorachi Ace hop but Iím guessing thatís what is giving this an odd twist. Itís somewhat Belgian IPA like.
Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Very sweet candy floss aroma. Clear orange with a white rich head. Orange, lemon and resin with a huge sweet malt backbone. The Sorachi gives it an interesting twist.
kbudd19 (393) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow pour, aroma is big hoppy malty, lemon sweet goodness. Taste is a nice sweet citrus kick, mild hop presence and a very clem finish. Really nice IIPA.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Shared with local Ratebeerians. Batch 144. Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head, good dots of lace. Bigger, chewier, kind of chewier, kind of creamy body. Lighter carbonation. Smooth, good bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Good earthy bigger bitter hop. Solid big imperial IPA, with a good malt profile.