biirusaikou (2479) - - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Takiey. Classic caramel malt and piney green hops with a touch of citrus, bitter finish. Nothing too exciting, likely past its prime, these Sierra Nevada imports are definitely overpriced for what they’re actually worth...
GoufCustom (1575) - HONG KONG - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
710 ml (1 pint 8 oz) bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Looks: Clear amber honey colour; One finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with active small carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant Ale malt, with strong floral, citrus, honey, molasses, pine, resin, yeast, lemon and fresh green grass.
Taste: Mid to strong sweet Ale malt, with strong grapefruit, floral, caramel, strong molasses, strong pine, strong resin, spices, biscuits, yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Medium body, slick and very oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: very solid maltyness in a quick thick background. Strong, fresh and bit green Cascade and Centennial dominate with strong grapefruit, thick slab of resin ooze and pine. Big sweetness being balanced by strong lemon. “Fat” but refreshing!
Hoppiness: Strong floral, citrus, honey, pine, resin, lemon and fresh grass in nose. Strong grapefruit, floral, pine, strong resin, spices, strong lemon and strong grass in taste. Bitterness is strong, very green-grassy and fairly tasty for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter finish.
After Taste: Quite dry, very grassy-bitter and quite refreshing to mouth.
Comments: Unlike the fruity Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop, this Northern Wet Hop seems to please with lots of freshly-picked Cascade and Centennial and it shows in its strong citrus and green grass taste. Seems a bit too swwet and resiny, and hop bitterness is a bit overstretched. Still if you like a strong oozy IPA with dollops of fresh cut grass then go for it. I still prefer the Southern Fresh Hop more than this one. Happy New Year!
Jrwhitney6 (449) - - DEC 18, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had high expectation and was let down. It's not bad but it is also nothing special. Pours a very attractive dark copper with slight foam head that recedes to a thin film. Nose is...soapy? Not sure how to describe it, but it is not an IPA nose. And the taste - it is a lot of malt, and some strange hops - wouldn't quite call it bitter. It does linger. It's ok - but I'd rather have a Sierra Nevada Torpedo.
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ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking the 2015 version. HAve not had a beer in 1 week so tasting extra good. Nice woody fresh hop character that linger well after in your mouth.
OrthoDoc (175) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weird taste, straight up didn't like it. Doesn't taste like an ipa to me. Maybe I just don't like fresh hops.
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johnnnniee (3743) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ayotte’s
Crystal clear deep golden color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. Rich bready caramel maltiness Juicy earthy citrus and pine. Wish I’d picked this up a bit fresher, but glad to try. And 32 oz for 5 bucks is a hell of a deal.
Ctplt777 (474) - - NOV 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m not as into these "wet hopped" ipa’s as I once thought I was. Theres really not much going on here. It’s basically a shit ton of malt with earthy aromas mixed in. I really can’t pick out any hop aromas of any kind. It’s bitter but at what cost? I am not trying to be an asshole, but there’s just not much going on with this beer. I’m noticing this with a lot of these SN beers lately. I feel like their pale ale, torpedo, and all these harvest beers taste the same. There’s just a massive subdued hoppiness and I’ve felt this way for a long time now. Torpedo on tap is pretty good but other than that, their ipa’s just kind of taste lame. This could just be me, and it would suck if I’m missing out on something great, but as of lately, I’m just not feeling SN "hoppy" beers.
Sigmund (6646) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle, vintage 2015, in Nevada City. Amber to copper colour, large white head. Pleasant aroma of fresh hops, herbal and fruity notes. The flavour is also well hopped throughout, but the bitterness is not extreme for an IPA. A very decent and enjoyable beer.
Barnacle_Ed (49) - Milpitas, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Amber color, thin head, hazy. Lots of hops, some floral notes, some malt sweetness, and dank earthy undertones that seemed a bit too strong to me. Moderate bitterness, moderate body, oily mouthfeel. Nice finish with the earthy tones nicely toning down a bit.
RobertDale (5333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice beige head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and floral. Taste is similar, but with some caramel malt. Very nice.