_angst_ (3152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ the Sour & Bitter event in Copenhagen. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and hoppy with apricots, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, orange zest and hints of caramel, pine and bread. Taste is sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, orange peal, lemon zest, pine, grass and hints of cat piss. Mouthfeel is crisp, oily bitter and light bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with grapefruit juice, lemon zest and pine.
Pinball (10964) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow, small white head. mild hoppy aroma, slightly flowery. flavor is mild hoppy, flowery.
Defreni (2687) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fad: Gulorange klar øl med et lille skumhoved. Fantastisk duft af mango og igen kendetegnet af lidt eksotisk frugt. Daym Pizza port kan lave IPA. Kan se i mine noter at jeg begyndte at kamme lidt over i superlativerne, men kan man andet når man får serveret så solidt håndværk der bare smager?
Marsiblursi (3042) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours golden. The aroma holds tropical fruits, flowers, dill, sweet citrus and toast. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, tea, grass, resin and toast. The mouthfeel is soft with a light carbonation. Grapefruity finish. Near medium bodied.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sour and bitter 2012. Golden beer, white head. Hoppy fruity aroma, hay, creamy, grapefruit. Hoppy flavor, grassy, pine, fruity, perfume notes. Bitter finish with fruits.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lightly hazed golden orange color with a white head. Wonderful citrus and citrus peel aroma along with hints of pine, tropical fruit, and grass. Just a hint of bread/malt. The flavor is just as good. Nice crisp hopppiness and plenty of citrus with a moderate pine and grapefruit bitterness. A touch of malt in the background. One of the better beers from San Clemente in awhile.
JohnnyJ (4625) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at PP San clemente. Slightly hazy golden pour, sticky off white head. Bitter citrusy hops, tropical fruit, fresh lemon zest, and light caramel sweetness. A nice fresh tasting IPA.
GT2 (8830) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. Oh yesssssss. Clear light golden to bright yellow pour with no specialty malt BS. Sheety, complete 360 white lace. Nose is ultra dank citrus hops with lemongrass, tangerine, pineapple, unrripe mango. Softer nose with tremendous hop fruitiness. Taste is super grassy bitter, quenching, very nutty with no specialty malt stickiness, no cheese, no stale toffee, no old caramel. Pineapple and tangerine heavy with loads of bitter curacao and grapefruit pith. So many great IPA characteristics. None of the typical IPA flavors that I am starting to hate. So fresh and clean. Thank you Ryan whoever you are!
iowaherkeye (2697) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Toronado SD, $5 shaker. Yellow gold with a 1 1/2 finger creamy white head, great retention. Huuuge pine tree spruce nose, bitter citrus rinds, dry biscuit toast behind. Zero hints of sweetness so far. I get some floral hops as it warmed. Flavor continues with the pine, added woody hops, light lemon tang from wherever the hell that is. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at an 8. Damn bitter. Mod carbonation with a medium body. Not bad, but not necessarily what I want in an IPA. Too bitter and piny for my taste.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Floral, citrus. Very pleasant.
Appearance: Light golden pour with a white head that dissipates quickly. Slightly hazy.
Taste: Bitter, slightly abrasive. Has some acidity.
Palate: Light body with a dry finish. Some astringency.
Overall: Enjoyable beer with pizza. This was a decent beer but the bitterness could be smoother to help make it more drinkable.