smokewindow (4) - - OCT 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I am a huge IPA fan, however I have been disappointed with the wet hop and fresh hop ales that I have tried; until now. This is a wonderful beer. Pours a caramel hued light amber with a finger and a half of white head that took about a minite and a half to dissipate and left very nice lacing. Aromas of subtle caramel and fruit are stacked on a massive pine hop foundation with some citrus mixed in for good measure. This is thick and somehwat sticky on the first sip with simple malt and light citrus flavors and big pine hops finish that is wonderfully bitter then sweet then bitter yet again. Overall this is a superb beer, easily beating out the Alpine/New Belgium (which was the last IPA I sampled). I would stock up on this it handily beats out the Southern Hemisphere Harvest as well.
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
- dunkelorangene Farbe mit guter Schaumbildung
- schönes malzig-fruchtiges Aroma
- Kohlensäure erzeugt eine leicht cremige Note
- geschmacklich dominiert eine fruchtige Note mit malzigem
- im Unterschied zu anderen IPA’s kommt noch eine
interessante würzige Note hinzu
- im Abgang wird die Hopfenbitternis dann eine Spur zu
Fazit: IPA mit einer interessanten Würzigkeit
Michael27 (811) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aus der Flasche die 2014-er Edition getrunken. Wunderbar!. Goldkupfern mit sehr stabilem Schaum im Glas. Hervorragende Hopfenbalance, die die 66 IBUs vergessen macht.
jase3812 (21) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Similar to their extra torpedo with a hint of hop hunter.
On first taste these reminds me of a typical Sierra Nevada IPA. Heavy, resin piney flavours with a hint of citrus and floral on the nose. The bitterness of the initial taste subsides very quickly.
anthony850 (467) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bitter. Easy to drink. The wet hops is a great is a nice addition.
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Luvystypotables (1652) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An aroma of hops a hint of floral and citrus, clear Amber color with a short lasting white well laced head. A balanced taste of floral hops and fruit . A dry feel with a dry hop finish.
kingaugusta (235) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright amber with a slight tanned frothy head. Nose is sweet and slightly citrus with modest hops. Flavor is malty and rich with light resins, a little peat, and a modest portion of balancing hops. Bitterness is very low for the style but the overall flavor is still quite good.
GenkiGonzo (1061) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bradleys. 09/22/2015 sadly past the 100 day line. Beautiful deep amber with a big head. Aroma has lots of pine and malts. Surprisingly bitter, very slippery mouthfeel.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4597) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Hop Harvest 6.7%
Pouring a lovely amber gold with a creamy light beige head. This has a fresh minty woodsy hop bouquet with sweet caramel maltiness.
Medium bodied with a sandpapery carbonation. The taste is sweet woodsy pine, green shoots and an impressive freshness. You really get these are wet hops. Fun to see this on tap in Japan.
makingr22 (7) - - FEB 24, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting aroma. Smells of molasses and malt. Unique taste. Definitely not a traditional ipa but has its own thing going on. Nice finish. Good purchase.
theswiftsa (67) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep Amber with a lacy white head. Nose is grass, pine and a hint of resin. Taste is full of resin and pine hops, bitterness is quite strong but has a little malt balance. Very fresh and full of flavour.