ttutony (737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper color in the glass with minimal white head. Aroma of citrus and resiny hops. Finds a nice balance on the palate with an assertive hop bitterness backed by a bready malt background. Lingering bitter hop finish.
gnoff (8119) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
473 ml can. Shared with _angst_ and Marsiblursi at The Rover on April 22, 2012
BB 08 AUG 2012
Hazy amber color, medium sized yellow head. Malty, earthy, European hoppy scent. Malty, earthy, hoppy, some alcohol, yeast (brown bitter yeast), bitter taste. Sugary finish. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Bitterness is not so much from hops I’d say, more remeniscent from yeast and alcohol. Very weird and even a bit foul bitterenss. Initially put a bit higher in taste, but the bitterness puts me off so much I’d not want to buy this beer again.
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big can (woo hoo!) I’m eager to try this on the heels of the IIPA I had from Sixpoint a little while ago (Resin), so we’ll see how it holds up. Pours a dingy amber with a decent but ephemeral head . Looking closer reveals a little bit of particulate debris swirling around as well as some small streams of bubbles, but nothing really wildly active as far as late-releasing carbonation. Aromas are understated for an IPA... kind of an herbal edge with a little bit of pine and some lemon, but they are more subtle than I expected. Flavor is OK, but as far as IPA’s go, this one isn’t my cup of tea, so to speak. There is a decent caramel backbone which is a little more dominant than I would have liked, and the hops presence is more medicinal and herbal than I would have cared for. Much more English than American as far as IPA’s are concerned. Mouthfeel is pretty thick and chewy for the style and finish is sweet with a pine/medicinal edge.
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared @ the Rover. Pours slightly hazy reddish golden with a small bubbly white head that quickly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Smell is subtle, slightly sweet, fresh and hoppy with caramel, wet soil, persimmon, mango, ripe sweet peaches, red currants and hints of bread. Taste is sweet, bitter and metallic with bread, orange peal, unripe peaches, wet leaves, freshly cut grass, pine and hints of caramel. Mouthfeel is crisp, oily bitter and light to medium bodied. Finish is very bitter and tiny sweet with oily pine, grass, resin and unripe tropical fruits.
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. An amber beer with a huge beige head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt,, caramel, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Can) Pours hazy copper with an off-white head. The aroma holds earth, grass, orange and bread up front with undertones of oatmeal, rubber, grapefruit, spices, pine, herbs, toast and a touch of caramel. Nubby and "dark-ish" nose. The flavour is light sweet, medium to heavily (off-tasting) bitter and light acidic. Citric, earthy, light floral, light "green", bready and toasted. The mouthfeel is heavily astringent and soft with a light carbonation. Lingering, mega aggressive afterbitterness. Light to medium bodied.
jmilo64 (42) - Maine, USA - APR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
drink date 4/19/12, from 16oz can, no glass. Nose is nice, hoppy. Taste is a little citris with a nice bitter finish but something I cannot place is off in the taste. It might be the can, drank this in the parking lot of a Whole Foods with lunch. Still a mostly solid beer.
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at På Besök.
Cloudy orange-red coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops.
Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grapefruits with notes of citrus.
Dry hoppy finish,
yespr (33597) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours cloudy and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and light hoppy. Light spiced and toasted malty, mild herbal. Bitter and grassy.
Nephilium (1453) - Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel aroma with a hint of pine underneath. Pours a clear golden amber, with a thin white head which leaves good lacing. This is an amazingly well balanced IPA, strong caramel and malt notes, which quickly changes to earthy pine notes from the hops. Slightly slick mouthfeel, very long bitter finish, this isn’t a light beer. I am very impressed with this beer, especially at how well it is balanced. If you like IPA’s, give this one a shot.