Strykzone (5602) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Dice’s going away party. Hazed honey golden. Flowery hops with caramel is smelled. Passion fruit, too. Finky fruot is going on in the flavor. Bitterness that is big but not obtrusive. Citrus hops, honey, and big malts. Almost a double and flavorful enough to be one.
JorisPPattyn (8564) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium, just yellowish head with some lace, fed by finely pearling pale copper-amber beer. Very (muscat)grapey hops (beautiful!), cane sugar, exotic fruit. Maybe a tad unidimensional, but impressive all the same. Bitter-hoppy-fruity. Difficult to add more. Exotic fruit, but bit metalllic, quinine-like bitterness. Not very well-bodied; spritzy and just a bit watery. Well - it’s an outspoken IPA. If you’re looking just, for that, it’s near-perfect.
Benzai (10474) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Joes. Hazy orange color, small white head. Smell malts, hops, pine, sweetish fruit. Taste malts, pine, hops, bitter and lightly fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.
DutchDrebus (4806) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes. Clear golden orange, amber colour with a small white head. Smells onion, cheese, peach, pine, hops, grapefruit. Tastes fresh, hoppy, bitter, pine, resin.. Quite a nice beer. Medium body, nice carbo.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber with and a big white head with great retention and fair lacing. Aroma with passion fruit mango, citrus and floral hops. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A great IPA.
daniele (6656) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso luppolato agrumato citricobleggera resina un tocco fruttato liegeverbaceo buon corpo piuttosto secca buon amaro media lunghezza
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Yellow gold body topped by two fingers of off-white head with nice lacing and good retention. The nose is nice and bright with a citrus mix including lemon and grapefruit, a bit of pine and an underlying biscuit malt. Mildly sweet with a stronger bitterness, there are flavors of mixed citrus, pine and and herbal quality. Medium body that finishes clean with some mild bitterness. Well done.
Jimmythespoon (471) - - FEB 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow god bless all things holy in the land of beer. This is a true IPA. Nice aroma, very hoppy balanced body. Beautiful foam. Wonderful wonderful IPA.
Habanero (3306) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours clear amber with and a big white head with great retention and fair lacing. Aroma with passion fruit mango, citrus and floral hops. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A great IPA. ★★★★
lusikka (7390) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma of strong grassy hops, strong citrus and caramel. Flavour of strong caramel, citrusy hops, grass and some gooseberry notes. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bitter, slightly floral, grassy finish. Good.