bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a 22 oz bottle into a snifter. Dated 9.21.11, this probably would have been better a month ago, but I’ve been busy with harvest offerings from Founders, GDBC, etc. So, when I found this at the bottle shop, I couldn’t resist adding one more wet hop, even if it is a bit past its prime. As usual, Port didn’t disappoint. With a cloudy orange body dotted with floating yeast bits, this raised a 2-finger rocky white head from which emanated a seriously simcoe-ish hop aroma. Flavors followed suit, in classic west coast ipa style, though this is both lighter in body and sweeter in the finish than some in that genre. Port has other things that I like better, and there are other wet hop ales that I prefer to this one. Still, if you put Port and fresh hops together, you’re going to get something good, and this is it.
kyr2 (17) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasty ipa, very enjoyable. A nice beer to relax with. Not very strong and pleasantly tasty. A must!
L_inconnu (58) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une belle couleur orange/dorée, et une mousse discrète. La carbonation est soutenue, avec de petites bulles. le nez met particulièrement en valeur le citron, et d’autres touches d’agrume plus discètes. Le houblon frais apporte un plus indéniable. Une fois en bouche, c’est une explosion de citron, d’orange et d’un peu de grapefruit, avec une impression de pin due aux houblons frais. Un produit vraiment rafraîchissant et intéressant
Beerhunter111 (6909) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig, fruchtig, bitter. Geschmack sehr bitter, hopfig, Citrus, Grapefruit.
yiannnos (747) - , CYPRUS - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden colour. Hoppy aroma, floral, citrus fruit. Medium bodied, dry bitter finsh
borre_m (238) - NORWAY - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is very hoppy, florals and grass. Taste is intensely hopped. Mainly florals and grass. I really enjoyed it.
Darkmagus82 (547) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-30-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – The body is a lighter golden color with a little bit of haze. Upon serving it had a light white heat that faded very slowly over time, giving way to a moderate amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell was largely grapefruit and pine hop in nature. A bit of bready maltiness was also detected in the nose but it was quite light.
Taste – The taste was of citrus and pine hops up front and was mixed with a more biscuit backbone. Some earthy hop tastes work their way into the flavor more toward the middle. Toward the end the earthiness fades way to a great deal of bitter pine and citrus (mainly of grapefruit flavor). This flavor is very potent and leaves it mark on the tongue long after is gone from the mouth.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with an average level of carbonation. Rather normal and nothing special.
Overall - I was not too impressed with the beer overall. I think there are much more affordable IPA’s of similar stature that actually have a better flavor profile as this one leaves a little too much of the grapefruit citrus hop flavor on the tongue.
MarcoDL (2060) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty IPA. With that nice strong taste of hops that American brewers can do so well. Good one.
parisiona (28) - CYPRUS - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good IPA. Not too strong but perfect especially for summer. Drank on big bootle
g_georgiou (166) - CYPRUS - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange body with an average white head. Fruity citrus, grapefruit, peach, caramel. Sweet taste with medium bitterness. Aftertaste is more bitter. Very light and refreshing. Maybe not bitter enough for an IPA but personally I prefer it.
greenclansman (742) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mango, grass...hops. Bitter, aromatic, with a sticky hoppiness at the end.
Very nice and fresh.