Chrisco88 (9) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2010 Appearance: Golden/amber in color. Forms a thick, frothy white head, seems to last forever.
Aroma: Immediately hit by an intense floral hop aroma. Further sniffs reveal some citrus (perhaps grapefruit) and pine notes.
Taste: Quite bitter and hoppy up front but finishes with a light malty sweetness and a refreshing pine-y aftertaste that lingers but begs for more.
Palate: Very smooth, nice carbonation. Super clean aftertaste and mouthfeel, nothing in particular lingers.
Overall: A fantastic beer indeed. I went into this glass a bit hesitant; the intense aroma kind of put me off as I really don’t have much taste for heavily hopped brews, but the complex taste and spot on aftertaste had me enjoying sip after sip. Definitely worth savoring, but damn easy to drink, too, and at 8%...
jayzz (8) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Has a spruce, floral aroma and amber color. It is a bit hazy, frothy, and has a medium sweetness, medium bitterness, average carbonation, long light hippy finish with a creamy consistency.
jonnyguns (691) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Whole Market Foods SF. Bottled 13 Dec 2013. Pours a clear golden with a nice thick white head. Nose is a tropical fruit bowl - lychee, passionfruit, pine and oranges. Fucking hell this is fresh. Could smell this for days. Tastes very fruit driven lots of passionfruit, pine and lychees coming through. Strong hop bitterness clings to the palate. Caramel malts sweeten the palate ever so slightly. Smooth drinking. This is definitely one the best I’ve ever had. So glad I found this baby!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JBPortland (225) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle (12/3) big thanks to jarspag! Pours clear golden amber with nice 2 finger head. Nose is dank tropical fruit, piney, resin, lemon, citrus. Taste is big juicy fruit, pine, mango, grapefruit, clementine, lemon. Near perfect malt/hop balance. Finish is a lasting lemony pine bitterness with juicy citrus notes. Yup, it’s fantastic.
juicyhops (37) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As advertised a delicious west coast double IPA emphasizing the piney resinous indigenous hops of norcal.
Cuso (3392) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with StefanSD, huge thank you sir .Golden color with medium white head. Fantastic aromatic hoppy aroma with oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, grapefruit zest, pines. Taste starts sweet fruity with oranges, tangerines, lychee, pineapples, continues with strong portion of aromatic hops. Long very hoppy bitter finish. Very tasty.
njager246 (229) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle in a trade with popway, this is really good! Great citrus aroma and taste, primarily grapefruit... fantadtic
Dohny (67) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Yellow some haziness. Aroma flowery, citrusy. Grapefruit zest. Medium body, lively carbonated. Malty sweetness in beginning, followed by pleasant hoppy kick.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Karol (358) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle by Cuso, many thanks! Fantastic! Mild, hoppy, well balanced, fruity, again hoppy like fresh hop pelettes. A great imperial IPA!
MisoW (536) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, orange peel, hops. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, tangerines, sweet start, extra hoppy finish. Excellent!
FyreStorm (1) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Exquisite! Light on the tongue, wet and hoppy, while I waited for the bitterness I was instead surprised to be struck by a light fruity finish. Had a friend bring a bottle back from the USA, she's a good friend!