Beersiveknown (3521) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from a trade with fellow Beoir members, couriered by Reuben, cheers all![brbottled 1st Dec 14
Pours hazy pale amber, fluffy beige head and bright tropical fruits (passion fruit, yuzu) on the nose. Medium body and carbonation, fruity, moderately bitter, plenty of fruityness with an undertone of digestive malt, very easy drinking.
Hoppy10 (19) - - JAN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Arômes de pins, de sapin avec une légère base de caramel. En bouche corps moyen qui supporte parfaitement l’amertume et les saveurs bien dosés de houblon sapinés. Excellent
ACHops (850) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Russian River. Pours bright golden copper with thin lacy white head. Aroma is light crisply sweet caramel malt, fresh medium hops with notes of grass, pine, and earth. Taste is similar - crisp light caramel malt and lots of hop flavor. I get notes of grapefruit, pine, and lemon. Super flavorful, and very impressive given the light body and abv. Just like Pliny, this has the flavor that other beers add +1-2% abv trying to accomplish. Really fresh tasting too, not surprising given I’m at the brewpub...
joshmcg000 (344) - Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear gold with fairly active carbonation, white head. Aroma is floral and tropical fruity. Very light body, super crisp and clean. All hops, lots of tropical and floral, pine, and even a little cat pee (simcoe?). Excellent.
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice malty backbone...crispy clean...very hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, peach with a heavy dry and bitter finish. Really nice beer.
badhack (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Toronado. A solid IPA of the very bitter vs very flavorful variety. Solid malt backbone, on the lighter side, citrus and pine hops and a long bitter finish. On the dry side. Clean and not a hint of off flavors. Went well with the sausages from Rosamunde.
manuelMTL (206) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at Toronado in San Francisco. Pour is clear apple juice golden with a thin head. Nose is citrus, tropical fruits with lots of floral hops. Taste is loads of fresh floral hops and citrus flavors with a long crisp bitter finish. Solid caramel malt backbone. Great IPA!
drsandman (473) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear deep gold, white head. Aroma is piney, bread, resiny hop, citrus, faint lemon & grass. Flavor is clean pine & citrus hop, clear caramel malt. so freeeesh and clean.
clawson6847 (2) - - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another solid IPA from Russian River. Not too intense and not too absent, this is a great go-to brew for nearly any occasion.
PhilHarmstead (22) - Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Exceedingly fresh dry hop flavors. Surprisingly bright & citrusy while also piney and resinous (without the least hint of syrupy-ness). Killer IPA. So glad to have tried it on a snowed-in night with friends in northern Vermont.