Ctplt777 (467) - - JUN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The name of this beer caught my attention so I figured why not give it a try. It’s pretty good. I wasn’t sure what to expect with it so I kept my mind open. It was a very pleasant taste. Not a hop bomb, not a tropical fruit bomb but it did have a really hoppy bite to it and a nice malty backbone. It was super balanced and for never hearing about it I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely worth trying. I had it on tap, so I’m not sure how it is out of the can.
chinchill (3879) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2015 Slim, 12 oz. cans poured into a snifter/lager glass. The first tasting in June 2014 involved a can with a BB date on bottom of the can: 23 Aug. 2014. The 2nd, in Sept. 2015, with a very fresh can with a BB date of March 2016. The review is mainly based on the fresher sample.
A - Pours with one and a half fingers of off-white creamy head over a copper-colored body. The head soon settles to thinner but durable full top coat and leaves nice, sticky lacing.
Aroma: Pungent piney, herbal and fruity hops with some faint oniony/spicy notes in the background.
Flavor: As expected. plenty of piney/resinous hops but remarkably little grapefruit until the aftertaste. Surprisingly sweet and bready up front, but quickly turns fruity, herbal and moderately bitter. Nice lingering hops aftertaste with citrus and herbal notes and even remnants of the malt load.
Palate: Medium body, moderately high but admirably soft carbonation.
Overall: a powerful DIPA without high bitterness and good mouthfeel. Highly recommended for hop heads.
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lives up to its name! Lots of pine in the aroma. Sharp bitterness comes through right away. Warm palate and mouthfeel.
mkel07 (4875) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Scratch Bar 211213. Whoa how good is this beer, bloody good. Packed full of hops, hops and more hops.
GIJOE (1057) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a frothy, white head. Nose is floral hops. Taste is quite bitter, although the malt does come through. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Decent beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
About a month before the best by date so it’s probably not super fresh. Pours a glowing orange with a whitehead. Smell is caramel and orange and slightly hoppy but not very much so probably due to it not being super fresh. Taste is slightly alcoholic somewhat sweet and moderately bitter. Medium to full body with normal carbonation. Not as hoppy or dry as I would have liked but perhaps because it isn’t fresh.
Panzuriel (1711) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at melt bar and grilled columbus ohio. Resin is a deep reddish amber hazy brew with a full head of light white tiny bubbles. Nose is strong evergreen hops. Taste is sharp and crisp with cedar and evergreen notes. Body is light but lively. Finish is good bitters with a touch of sweetness. a very nice beer.
Martinus (4352) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of resin, hops, pine, hint herbal, light honey, light apricot. Quite bitter flavour, pine, resin. Bitter finish, honey, pine, herbal notes.
(from 355mL can @ home, shared with friends)
Glucose (4) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Poured from a freshly tapped keg. The pub I got this at has 25?+beer lines from keg to faucet, so the head for most of their draftpours is usually pretty well under control and dissipates quickly,which was the case here.Nothing unusual about the appearance - standard amber withquickly dissipating cream-colored head. I didn?t get much for nose except some small hints of apple, andthe expected pine/citrus. I always seem to rate the last beer I?vehad to drink, by which time my nose is well anaesthetised.Mea culpa.Lovely rich, luscious double IPA, a touch on the sweet, malty side,but definitely balanced out with strong hoppiness - both low pine& citrus as well as fruity notes. Almost more fruit in the nose thanthe taste, though. Mouth feel was rich & "chewy". Just had another at the Thirsty Moose in Dover NH. Experience flipped almost 180 degrees with respect to nose and flavor. Almost no nose, but a great deal of fruit/apple along with pine and citrus on the tongue. Still stand by my other comments. Awesome.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at Nya Tröls. Dominated by pine, grass, citrus and a floral herbiness..