gyllenbock (6079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Temple in Amsterdam, November 2010.
Dark golden with a medium creamy white head. Nice fruity aroma, especially pineapple. A lot of hops but also malt to make a good balance. Nice bitterness. A good and fresh beer.
Butters (3982) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden orange pour with fair light khaki head. Sweet clean citrusy, in some ways spicy, medium chewy body, with a clean finish. Lingering pleasant light bittereness. The hops are definitely used for flavoring as oppossed to bitterness, and thats a okay by me...
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
straight from the bottle .... citrus aroma with some pine ... thick mouth feel ..... bitter up front and in the finish .... caramel malt shows up in the aftertaste ... good balance between the bitter citrus rind and pine with some malty sweetness
egajdzis (5650) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, resiny hops, caramel malts, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, pine, grapefruit, sticky caramel malts, and a bitter finish with light alcohol as well.
reggiedunlop (3489) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a very light golden color with a creamy looking medium white head...slightly lively looking...very nice retention and lacing. aroma is a touch sweet and has loads of citrus...grapefruit, pineapple...with a hint of spice that reminds me of saaz hops. sweetness of the aroma is lost in the flavor...spicyness is present up front (still reminiscent of saaz hops) while the end has dry grapefruit and is slightly tea-like. mouthfeel is lively and sticky at the same time with a very dry, earthy lingering finish. very tasty but i wish the citrus wasnt lost to dryness quite as much.
lusikka (7592) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ Konttori, Tampere.
Pours a dark, slightly unclear yellow colour with a medium-sized, foamy and very lacy head. Aroma of pine needles, a fair amount of hops (Centennial and Amarillo at least) with some sweet tones. Malty backbone with some pine needles. Alcohol warming finish with citrus and hops. Pleasant DIPA and kudos for the small bottle.
LoFi (1688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 Draught. Light amber with a white head. Aroma: citrus, pineapple, lots of hops. Taste: pineapple, citrus, hops, some caramel in the background. Medium bodied. This is really good, I was expecting more of a heavy DIPA. I for one like them much maltier than this.
All-right, felt like having it again, this time a bottle.
Dark golden, nice-looking off-white head with a creamy top. Aroma: fruity, caramel. Taste: peaches, oranges, lemons, herbal, a hint of nuts, butterscotch, not a very high bitterness. Medium-bodied, soft carbonation.
cheap (4672) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yeah, write at the top of the ST list! From a 12 oz brown bottle, this stuff pours somewhat thick light and a little hazy. Not perfumy but strong in dull hop aroma. Thick nasty somewhat citrus flaovrs ar digging a trench down my palate. Rude ridiculus bad attitude. Drink this if you got an ax to grind baby. Slug after slug of balderdashing bitter hoppy medicine. Are hops part of the hemp family? If so, this is why I’m getting dizzy from this overhopped SOB. Humanistic ratings but on style for this big crappy type of a volatile beer. Did I say beer? Is chewing on gobs of rotting green grapefruit rinds mixed with pine sap and spruce tar really beer? Not a beer by cheap lager lover standards. heheheh
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade with BA JAHMUR. Pours with a hazed yellow body and a small white head that doesn’t last for very long. Aromas of pine, canned peaches, rotten red grapefruit, wheat, straw and lemon. Flavors of grass, grain, lemons, and canned peaches. Tastes a little bit faded, but who knows with East Coast IPAs. Lively bubbles. Grainy and lightly astringent finish.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, thanks to my dad for the 6pk. Golden pour. Smells like resin. Huge hop. Flavor is sweet and sticky, finishes with loads of citrus rind bitterness. Carries some heat.