ChrisSc (426) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
Pours golden/amber, hazy, small white head.
Aroma is great. Very tropical. Mango, pineapple, citrus. Apple. A little spicy. Malt notes.
Taste is mildly sweet with a good level of bitter. Very clean.
Body is medium, average carbonation. Medium finish.
RexTalionis (3011) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Darker golden, whitish head. Lemony juicyness, fresh summer meadow and tropical fruityness in aroma. Forresty resin notes and citrus too later on. Grassy bitters and some biting spicyness, feels a bit like some vanilla is present in taste. The tropical fruityness steps up a bit later on, still maintaining the bitterness. The drinkability is great here though
BuckeyeSammy (558) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sharp carbonation! Strong floral hops. Not as balanced, but the hop profile is so nice, I don't mind one bit. Just delicious. Nose of pine needles, sweet pineapple, wet moss. Improves as it warms/ loses carb.
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CH-303 (1623) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Bottled 26/1-2015. Golden orange, clear. Very nice, creamy head, good amount.
Aroma: Hops, citrus.
Taste: Nice hops, citrus. Very good balance and easy drinking.
Bought: Trade with Gregory - thank you very much!, 510 ml
lightbias (300) - USA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve threatened to not like it, because the thing to do seems to be to like it because of who makes it. This happens a lot, and I’m feeling rather cynical and anti-establishment today. Of course, when I absorb a truly good brew, there’s no helping it.
The cap is cracked with a bottle opener worthy of the bottle, coming straight from Russian River, and I pour a clear, ripe apricot-colored liquid into the glass. The blanket of foam on the surface is soft but dense, and reminds me of a heavily whipped meringue, coating the rim with a deep off-white head. As I drink, it slides down the glass, thick and creamy and never quite making it to the surface of the beer. This is sticky, dank, and the sprucy aroma is already finding its way to my senses.
The aroma is heady grapefruit and resin, a very light backdrop of caramel promising a rich flavor in the beer. I expect a jaw popping bitterness, but enjoy a nicely balanced liquid flowing over my tongue. This is bitter, yes, but also packed with a juiciness that combats that dryness you find in so many IPAs. The medium body is creamy, a bit sticky, and just buzzy enough to keep it from flat, AND from being overbearingly spritzy. The finish is fairly short and enjoyable, the aroma clinging to the taste, keeping it flavorful and very drinkable.
I will have to admit. This Sunday night beer cynic is excited that there is one more Blind Pig in the fridge!
maxifunk777 (27) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 This is a secret weapon of an IPA drink it now! I drank this right after Pliny The Elder and it more than held its own........ too close too call! Neither are the same as the other just a great beer and I’m far from a hop lover.
arnold931 (847) - Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden Amber with bright white head. Nose and taste is lots of pine and citrus. Lasting pine bitter aftertaste. Good.
MrOrla (690) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Color is golden with a light white head. Aroma is fresh, piney and citrus hops. Taste is smooth and very light. Very nice beer!
SG111 (570) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear golden color. Small white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, but less than the Younger. Mango, pineapple, papaya, biscuit malt. Flavor is malty and hoppy. But very pronounced pine character. Like a less hoppy version of Younger. But still amazing. This is an incredible IPA.
Syndicate (113) - Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles dated 012615 so about three weeks old. Thanks spence for this. Pours a clear golden with a pillowy 1/2" head. Aroma is dank hops with a huge dose of pine. Some prefer this to pliny and I couldn’t argue either way. Flavor is rich, resinous, piney hops notes with sweet bready malt. There’s a slight bitterness on the backend but I’d be nitpicking to say this is a detriment to this beer. I love this beer every time I have it.