Ibrew2or3 (7300) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The 22oz bomber pours with a clear copper to gold body that supports an off white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up a good bit of citrus to mango fruity hoppiness and then a firm onion like dank spicy hoppiness. Nice. The taste delivers both juicy citrus to mango fruity hoppiness as well as spicy and hop bitterness. I’m really liking this. It’s grapefruit, tangerine, mango, lime and a bit of pine hops leading straight into firm spicy onion hop dankness and then lesser amounts of earthy tea. This particular bottle is showing some age but it is really hitting the spot right. I’d love to try this fresh.
TylerGreenDC (489) - - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft. Huge aroma of pine and melon. Dense lace. Flavors of honeydew and a hint of pepper, backed by chocolatey crystal (?) malts. Unique. Tremendous.
jlulensk (37) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starts nice but with a slightly sour finish. A big hop bomb for sure. Overall a pretty damn good beer.
DedicatedToFun (3557) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, beautiful orange pour, thick white head, nose is piney, citrus, taste is bitter, lemon, grassy, overall awesome.
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, orange amber pour, medium bodied. sweet malts, peanut skins, some pine with light citrus. OK
jtclockwork (9999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with bone white head. Nose/taste of orange peel, bready citrus, caramel malt, pine and toasted bread. Medium body.
hayduke (3552) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a joint tasting with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. From a 22 oz bottle poured orange with a big white head and copious lacing rings. The nose is a nice caramel malts and there is a lot of hops showing with grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya and pine. Medium body with a resinous mouthfeel. Flavor is tropical fruit with a lot of the same nuances as in the aroma. The finish is bitter and the tropical fruit lingers. Really great west coast IPA..
Strykzone (5326) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Hayduke. This beer poured a clear honey gold and had a nice fluffy off white head that left a good bit of lacing. The aroma is west coast hops with floral, citrus, and caramel. The first sip is hop centric with citrus and tropical fruit out front. The second sip brought more grapefruit. That had its run for a bit and then the tropical went back out front. I love a good psychotic beer! This beer is a classic west coast IPA and it is an excellent example of it. There are no faults to be found. Very drinkable and flavorful. This beer is a fastball down the middle on an 3 and 0 count.
PhillyCraft (3692) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at San Pedro square brewpub with Scott and Heady. Pours clearish golden color with smaller head. Medium carbonation. Tasting notes were orange, pine, light malt and some other citrus fruits. Good brew to sip on while watching some crunchy tuneage.
Leighton (13189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at The Bruery. Pours clear gold with a white foam head. The nose has dry pine, orange rind. Medium sweet with dirty pine bitterness, more citrus rind, moderately sugary toasty pale malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with further pine notes, dried citrus rind. OK stuff overall.