MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, - MAR 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to our Rich.
Hazy pale amber yellow with a thin white head. Excellent fresh hops, loads of pine needles, old socks, freshly extracted sap, bags of fruit and just a general barrel of fun. A little on the delicate side for a US IPA but that just makes you dig deeper because you know there’s plenty to get involved in here. I was expecting something much more in your face but this isn’t like that. It’s full of finesse and character. The hops are excellent. More juicy than harshly bitter. Really good fruity finish. Effortless to drink. We have all downed a whole bottle with no problem put it that way. Excellent stuff
Funkatrocious (57) - - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle at Bolsa Chica State beach. Pours amber with off white head. Delicious fresh hoppy taste with a citrus note. Great IPA
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seth_lfod (254) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 bomber into a solo cup. Massive white head that fades quickly. Clear orange pour. Smell is cat piss, resin, and some grapefruit. Taste is slight pine, muted tropical fruits. Clean finish. Decent, but I bet this was better fresh.
Anova167 (251) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer reminds of a home brew and I am not sure that is a complement. Totally unfiltered and you can see the hops floating around. My bottle had huge carbonation and had a ton of yeast on the bottom. Perhaps this accounts for the somewhat home nature. Resin aroma you would expect with CTZ, but I didn’t get a lot of Simcoe. Pretty thin in body and not a lot of malt going on. This was decent, but a touch disappointing.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, floral hops, fruitiness, peach and pine. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some bitterness and peach. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 22oz. It’s lighlty hazy, orange-golden in color and with a rocky, pillowy white head leaving some lacings. The aroma is a tad boring, but nice though. Pale malts in the back, with orange peel and some pine cones. Nice indeed, but rather boring, and that goes for the flavor too. There’s a nice bitterness going on, all the way, with lots of citrus peel. Guess it would be nicer all fresh, as it’s now I find it sort of boring. 131214
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, orange, citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long orange and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Homer321 (565) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade. Pours a slightly hazy deep yellow to orange. Minimal white head. Very grassy aroma and taste with some underlying citrus but more grassy. Drying finish. Some alcohol warming. Pretty tasty.
DrewFace (256) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Hazy light yellow orange color. Light hop aroma, citrus and some grassy piney notes. Flavor is more toward the grassy and piney type hop flavor, moderate bitterness with a supportive malt backing.
PhilJackson80 (180) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. The beer pours to a hazy yellow /slightly orange color with a medium white head. The aroma has a grassy, floral aroma to it. The taste has a resin bitterness upfront followed by a grapefruit strong bitter finish. The beer is more hops than malt but overall still pretty well balanced for a fresh hop IPA.
tadahster (100) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No particular ’fresh’ flavour or aroma. Decent while unimaginative India Pale Ale.