CacheManyHose (356) - HONG KONG - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Q Club. Hazy light copper with very thick foamy white head and legs. Smells of apple, wet piney hop, light cinnamon and sweet malt, boozy. Tastes quite bitter, dry, touch of pepper/spice. Body is fluffy but slick, very smooth, finishes on a deeply bitter resinous note. Very piney and resinous IPA.
HKdIPA (405) - HONG KONG - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from QClub at home. Barely within the 100 days since bottling suggested on the bottle. Slightly hazy light copper pour with thick fluffy head. Aroma is very dank piney hops - like the SN celebration ale but danker and, well, wetter. Taste is thick with resin and pine hop flavors - very much in that one direction. Not sharp though - not a Stone-like pine hop bomb. More evenly flavored, but still firmly in the resin/pine type of hop flavor. Solid malt backbone to balance. Palate is surprisingly rich and almost creamy for a not-that-big IPA. Good IPA but perhaps not as special as I was expecting. Would be interesting to compare against the Southern Hemisphere version.
w_adwersarz (313) - Cracow, POLAND - JAN 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Barwa ciemnego złota, lekko zmętniona.
Piana bardzo ładna, obfita, drobna i zwarta, przepięknie krążkująca na szkle.
Aromat jest niesamowity, cała masa cytrusów, do tego winogrona, rodzynki i białe owoce, a do tego słody karmelowe.
W smaku jest podobnie, dobrze zbalansowane, świetne cytrusy, winogrona, ale dokładnie pamiętam smak jak w momencie rozgryzania białego dojrzałego winogrona, potem rodzynki i świetna podbudowa słodowa.
Raczej pełne, gładko wchodzące, z goryczką średnio wysoką.
solidfunk (4981) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good but not super fresh. A little harvest, with some citrus. Good but not super fresh. Some dry leaves or hay in here. Pours dark amber, bitter finish. Tap.
Ericular (768) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice orange with lasting head and great lacing. Aroma is a good balance of fruits and hops, with nothing outstanding. Taste follows with a citrusy taste and moderately bitter finish. Some balance from the malt, but not much. It’s decent, but just not one of my favorite hop profiles, I guess.
johnnymusky (488) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good flavors i like a little more hops but this one has a great malt hops mix........ .
cbfobes (2655) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a clear orange amber with a white head and some lacing, the aroma has a nice amount of fruit and hops with a malt backing, the flavor has a citrus front end with a bitter finish that the malt and caramel seems to balance it out, nothing outstanding but well made.
Brandon1989 (417) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loys of smoke on this beer. Pours a copper color with a medium off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is floral hops with some sweetness mixed in as well. In the taste the sweet bready/biscuity is more prevalent. There is plenty of floral hops in the taste with some spice as well. Great beer!
benfergy (232) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is of floral hops and a faint caramel malt. The taste is very well balanced with sourness and bitterness. Well made beer.
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating from 4/6/2010.....Amber body with a beige head...in your face aroma of fresh hops & malt ...the hops smell almost 100% fresh out of the sealed bag (homebrew kit)....creamy palate filled with hops---but not heavy and bitter, more of a delicate balance of hop and malt....the only bitter hops I get are in the finish....mild and mellow, and well made----even the grapefruit and orange flavors are delicate, yet in your face