Johnstledger8 (627) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a mostly lasting white head. Aroma of lemon peel, ginger, honey. Similar taste, loads of lemon, really similar to limoncello. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Great stuff.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
19-Sep-14 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 19-Sep-14 for $10.59 at The Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in San Diego, CA)
This beer pours a very hazy, dark-golden body with almost an inch of off-white head that settles to a creamy sheet and ring. The nose is a combination of Lemon Pledge and lychee, with pink grapefruit and a hint of stinky feet. On the palate, it tastes like sour pink grapefruit and lychee juices with just a hint of sweetness. The beer is light-medium in weight, medium in carbonation, and light-medium in acidity with a somewhat dry finish. Overall, this really doesn’t taste like limoncello at all, which is a good thing because I think limoncello is pretty bad. But this beer is simple and straight forward and doesn’t really even have a lemony character. Good, not a great beer.
SetauketBrewer (71) - New York, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is wonderful! Probably my favorite part of the beer honestly. Lemon and pine mingle almost perfectly. Tart lemon aroma but not puckeringly so. Flavor takes up more of the lemon tartness. Funky which is great but honestly a little too much. Could use some residual sweetness to balance just a bit. Very close approximation of the beloved Italian liquor
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle hazy deep orange with a thin white head. Aromas of sweet lemon candied citrus floral and pine. Taste is sweet with a light bitter notes like the aroma. A nice drinker for a hot summer day.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
September 8,2 014 - at Craft Clapham - on draught.Looks great - hazy deep orange-gold with a smallish but lasting tightly foamy off-white head. Aroma is super - floral, pine, alcohol, fruity and lemony - taste - big hit of green oak tannin (frankly my palate may have been shocked) with waves of lemon/citrus - has a sharp bite, and now I read the description, that "oak" is just Sorachi messing with my palate the way it usually does - good stuff! Average body, solid carbonation, quite astringent, with a long big finish. Lovely.
rouhlas (2270) - GREECE - AUG 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From cask. Hazy yellow golden color with white head. Hoppy malty and yeasty aroma, citrusy fruity, lemon and orange, grassy. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Hunahpu day 2015. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is some sweet lemon, candied citrus, sweetness, and some mild citrus bitterness. Flavor is sweet lemon, candied citrus, big sweetness, and citrus bitterness. Light to medium in body and very nice IPA overall. I like the concept and thought it was well executed.
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orangey gold color, with a frothy layer of soft white head foam, and clingy ribbons & dots of lacing. The nose was initially dank, then followed with a mixture of esters as pit fruit, orange, and especially lemon. The taste highlighted expressive & zesty lemon, just a touch of sweetness, dryness, and tartness that worked well with the moderate carbonation. A bit less than medium bodied, hop bitterness was citrusy & rind-like, and the alcohol seemed well masked. A unique IPA recipe to say the least.
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. hazy golden orange with one finger head. tart with an abundance of lemon. the hop flavors mesh well, other than the bitterness which is a little out of place. booziness is well hidden.
Smithld1 (141) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hard hitter to be sure. Tastes like one of those lemon sherbet sweets which were quite nice but crossed with a lime fruit pastille which you wouldn’t do. Fine for one, obviously not doable for a session. Avoid if there are better options. A distinctive experience.