commgod (1) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had 1/2 pint of Spring 2014 batch on tap at Flipside Steakhouse in Santa Rosa. Rates close to a Pliny The Younger in aroma and taste but somewhat more bitter. Good solid brew that will probably loose some points out of a bottle.
ReeceG (52) - Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very well balanced IPA has a good malt background followed by citrus then an amazing pine taste and after taste, overall did a solid job of masking the 10%abv
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is very pineappley with some reserved lemon hop character. Iíts a little piney, a little catty & is all together pungent, hoppy, inviting, & neate.
The flavor is big on fruity hop character, itís pretty dry with a nice bitter punch. Itís got some decent light resiny character. Iím afraid itís the booziness that keeps this one from greatness for me. 10% is usually too high for hoppy beer per my taste, and this is no exception. Too much booze clashing with those beautiful delicate hop flavors. Otherwise itís just fantastic.
Sathorael (151) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Breakwater in Oceanside CA. Pours copper orange with small off white head. Aromas of pine, chlorophyll, citrus rind, and a bit of spice. Taste is bright citrus, pine resin, a little toffee, bisquit, and alcohol. Finish is dry with a lingering bitterness and leaves a taste of spirits in the back of the throat.
g_georgiou (245) - CYPRUS - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange body with a lasting thick white head. Pine, grapefruit, grass aroma. Taste is heavy bitter with some fruity sweetness. Bitter finish.
hackobock (1420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 6 months old. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Despite being 6 monhs old it has a nice aroma of pine, resin,grapefruit and caramel. Taste is sweet resin and caramel up front, a dry grassy pine bitterness takes over and finish is lots of bitter grassy and pine hops. Has a nice malty background which helps being a bit old. Body feels thin compared to the malty taste so I guess itís more balanced when fresh.
Jimmythespoon (459) - - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great double IPA, aroma is full of pinegrass, spruce, resin,. Nice malty finish. Enjoyed very much.
markextrae (1089) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle. poured a hazy orange colour with no head. a hop hit on the nose, citrus, bitter grapefruit, some candy sugar, pines. alcohol is well hidden in this brew. but a bad point is the weak carbonated mouhfeel. which i donít like.
Temptation (226) - - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With so many hops, you can expect the whole range of aromas and flavors: citric, resins, pine, floral, herbal...well, this is what you find here, but perfectly balanced, creating a beer refreshing but tasty, easy to drink but deep, strong but elegant. Simply a marvellous, amazing, colossal beer.
drunk_again (165) - GREECE - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle. hazy orange color, no head. aroma of fruits and fresh hops. taste is sweet with malts,alcohol and distinct hop bitterness. dry hoppy finish.