GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL thanks to Travlr. Pours a low haze orange. Weaker white head. Nose is tropical hops, meaty, cantaloupe. Taste is very bitter, nutty, astringent, salty, buoyant. A bit harsh. Palate ultra aggressive hoppy. Too soapy and bitter to enjoy. Dry, astringent finish.
_angst_ (2713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours slightly hazy golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet, fruity and hoppy with crackers, green peas, lemon zest, lemon grass, white bread, grapefruit juice, persimmon, gooseberries, freshly cut grass and hints of alcohol. Taste is tiny sweet and very bitter with grapefruit rinds, white bread, gooseberries, cape gooseberries, freshly cut grass, pine needles, green peas and hints of grapefruit rinds. Mouthfeel is slightly round, slightly astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with lemon balm, grapefruit rinds, fresh garlic, pine needles, lemon peal and hints of alcohol. Bit unbalanced...
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, DTTEOD. Pours clear amber with a small off white head leaving lace.Aaroma is malty fruity sweet citric piny honey pineapple. Flavor is malty astringent bitter tea slightly soapy piny gapefruit, quite dry and bitter indeed. Finishes frutiy bitter and malty.
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at A Drink To The End Of Days, 121220. Huge thanks to Alex. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a quite nice offwhite head. Hoppy bitter aroma, caramel, grass, hay, floral, dandelions, lemongrass, citrus, a bit sharp, grapefruit notes, some pine. Hoppy quite bitter flavor, floral, dandelions, hay, lemongrass, onion notes, metal, pineapples, citrus, some grapefruit. Hoppy bitter finish with grass, hay, citrus and some grapefruit.
larsniclas (5589) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at DTTEOD
Slightly hazy golden with a small, white head.
Light citric, hoppy, grassy aroma.
Slightly sweetish, malty notes. Grassy hops and a light body.
Theis (13358) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 Bottle at home - shared with Mette (Thanks a lot to Alex) . Clear dark amber/brown - white head. Nice high bitterness, resin, lots of grape fruits, sharp bitterness, amber malts, roasted notes, nutty malty, light cocoa, light cheesy hops, light dry yeasty aroma, high resin, high dry bittery finish.
Borresteijn (4622) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle from the man himself, cheers Alex! Hazy golden amber colour, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, weed, citrus, pine, resin, really in-your-face hops. Flavour is light sweet, lots of bitter citrus fruits, grapefruit, pine, light floral malts, a little caramel, crisp malts, firm bitterness in the citrus and resin hoppy finish. Light-bodied. Nice thirstquencher.
Beersiveknown (2855) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another bottle courtesy of the main man, cheers Alex!
Pours hazy dark amber with fluffy white head. Pithy citrus with smoother grape flavours beneath. Centenniel and Nelson sauvin perhaps? The bitterness is up front followed by jammy blackcurrant and tangerine. Long dry moreish finish. No tacky crystal here, a sessionable big hitter.
50belair (2212) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of a modern day Roman Archimedes. All kinds of grapefruit and resinous hop aromas. Cloudy burnt orange pour with a white head. Very smooth and creamy despite the intense hop flavors. Huge grapefruit and pine resin notes that don’t overwhelm due to the silky smooth malt backbone. Good body, pleasant mouthfeel, and perfect carbonation. I know the hop bill must be outrageous, but there is no doubt this is a sessionable brew. In fact, I think it’s time for number two. If your a hop head, give this girl a whirl. If your not, well hell, no better time than the present to get on board the hop train. So get your ass to Rome and try some California Moonset......
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16/09/2012 on tap @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome). Ambrata, abbastanza limpida, schiuma bianca leggera, molto persistente. Al naso sentori di malto e luppoli, note agrumate e fruttate. In bocca è straordinariamente bilanciata nell’equilibrio tra malto e luppolo, ha un bell’amaro lungo e straordinariamente persistente e un finale abbastanza secco, leggermente sapida. Corpo medio, carbonatazione corretta. Birra stupefacente, di grande equilibrio, bevuta freschissima.