to14go (29) - ISRAEL - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Strong amber color. Nice hops aroma, not so strong but nice. Medium body. Well balanced. Easy bitterness w/ some biscuits and malt tastes.
Long bitter finish.
dripke (3) - Chico, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of my favorite beers. I really like the flavor, and the hoppy aftertaste. Better than draft pale at the source.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
atrox (83) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with beige head. Aroma of white fruits, lot of malts and pine. In taste lot of malts of course. Also fruits, honey and pine.
hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$4.49 bomber from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours cloudy amber-brown with a large beige head. Smells of citrus hops and pine. Taste is crisp grapefruit, light soap, light pine, roasted malts, and leaves.
DruncanVeasey (6805) - NUNEATON, Top 5, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle in some unfathomable US system of units, split with the missus. Soupy honey pour with a steady vanilla-hued Belgian collar. Smells like the backyard at Sandy Lane; evocative Californian (!?) aroma of juicy peach, honeyed sweetness, peach iced tea, slight leafiness, caramel and pine. Peachy sweet with robust countering bitterness; stewed tea, pungent liquorice lurking in the shadows, dried spices. Honey and chocolate. It would annoy me if there wasn’t that hop freshness and punch of liquorice and bitterness there. Balanced and humming. Although expresses none of the characteristics I associate with NZ hops.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Corks of Cotham. Mmm, that’s tasty. Tons of powerful, wet-hop notes with all the mustiness, candy, tropical fruit, citrus and lemonade that entails. Excellent balance provided by the honey malts and a long, sprucy finish that demands another big swig. Really, really nice. Oh, and it looks gorgeous.
GraveAtSea (106) - Lublin, POLAND - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color: amber, a bit hazy, nice. Big dirty white foam, staying a long time, lacing glass. Aroma: Mild and soft. White fruits, lychees, fresh hop cone, white wine - moscatel, melon. Taste: mainly white fruits, lychees, yellow melon, hop cones a bit caramel and herbs. Good bitterness, not too much strong. Medium body with a long bitter finish. Nice, very drinkable beer.
jerd16 (101) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty malty and more malt. Doesn’t smell or taste highly hopped. Just a poorly balanced malt-fest....with medium bitterness. If there was any citrus there it must have been eaten by the malt monster. Its only saviour comes in the fact that it has a wonderful facade with an off white 2-finger head and a silky mouth-feel coming from soft steadfast carbonation.
flygrade (10) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stats: Fresh Hop Ale / American IPA / 6.7% / IBU: 66
A: Strong forest-like aroma, hops & spruce, woody.
A: Amber/Dark Orange in color with frothy off-white every-lasting head that sits about a 1/4 inch thick on top of the beer.
T: Intense hoppy bitterness up front. Surprisingly sweet despite the bitterness. Fresh New Zealand hops mixed with American malt provides a unique caramel spruce flavor.
P: Medium bodied, slick, average carbonation, lingering hops.
O: Nice hoppy brew. Best enjoyed on a mid-autumn day in a small New England town while raking fallen leaves into a pile for neighborhood children to jump in and destroy!
24 oz. bottle, drank while surfing the internet after lazily laying around the house all day.
Beginning gravity: 14.7 Plato
Ending gravity: 3.9 Plato
Malts: Pale and Caramel
Yeast: Top-fermenting ale yeast
Bittering hops: Pacific Halertau
Finishing hops: New Zealand Motueka and New Zealand Southern Cross
SpongeRuiner (528) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Matching Beer Advocate rating. Don’t remember it much. Still need to try the Northern.