ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can. Pours a light amber color with a dense one inch head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is huge with big juicy grapefruit, hop resins, and fresh pine. The taste has some toffee and biscuit notes initially, which are quickly kicked by very bitter citric, grapefruit, and pine hop flavors that are strong. Bitterness lingers on your tongue for a long finnish and aftertaste. The mouthfeel has a medium body and medium carbonation with a resiny oily slickness. A nice hop bomb.
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very floral and fruity aroma. The taste has also a rich flavoring with hints of fruit, flowers and caramel malt. The aftertaste is firmly bitter. Good but not my favorite type of IPA, a little too much caramel and grapefruit!
DutchDrebus (4806) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely deep dark orange colour. Smells hoppy, but not very fruity. Tastes hoppy, grapefruit, bitter - wow. Very bitter aftertaste, full body, great carbo. Bottle looks amazing.
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Says "Lip Up Fatty" on the side of the can, which though I have no idea what it means, is awesome. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Smell is caramelly malt, and lots of it, mixed with piney, grassy hops. A little too grassy/piney bitter in the taste, though the sweetness of the malt hides it a bit. The carbonation bites a bit much, and those hops linger on the back of the throat a looong time. Not my cup of tea as far as hop profile, and maybe a little too sweet. Decent though, and I think I’ll start saying "Lip Up Fatty" from now on.
high_on_hops (794) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice golden color with a short off-white head and a great hop and citrus aroma. Strong hop flavor with malt and a slightly citrus aftertaste. A great, well-rounded IPA.
Vignale (2573) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bärnstensfärgad med medelhögt skum. Grapesyltig doft. Ananas, passionsfrukt i början, sedan beskare grape, lätt, frisk och lite syrlig kropp (vete) och medelstor beska. Ingen wow-upplevelse, men en bra IPA.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Oskar Blues. Pours a deep golden orange with a nice off white head that left behind some great lacing. Nose starts with a burst of citrus hops followed by some biscuity / caramel malts. Medium bitter on the palate. Damn tasty stuff!
gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA. Good complexity of hops that mingled well in the can. High but not overwhelming alcohol was a nice compliment.
bleeng (1583) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 Draft. Dark copper and clear. Nose is mild hops and citrusy. Fresh hops with a nice malt body. Fresh and goes down smoothly.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown coloured beer with average carbonation and a short off white head. Hoppy touched aroma. Medium to full bitter touched palate. Finish is strong hoppy bitter hinted with a longer fruity bitter ending. Not bad.