Dacrza (569) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Date tasted: July 25, 2013 ... Glassware: La Fin du Monde snifter... Occasion: enjoying an evening of Strat, music and good beer....Appearance: slightly hazy, lightly golden body with cascading effervescence; head is snow white, snow deep and beautifully laced; quite an attractive ale out the box... Aroma: the bottle boasts four separate hops varieties--and the nostril is bombarded by harsh pine cone and soft department store perfume counter, almost lilac and lavender; secondary citrus and grapefruit sneak in... Palate: as expected, a full-bodied, full-on attack at the teeth with a bit of warmth at the end; second and third sips ease the intensity, but the warmth remains...Taste: as promised, a near-mad balance of hops and malts, with the bitterness being more palpable yet not as put-offish as some maltreated double IPAs...Overall: After a rabid camp discussion on the virtues of the double IPA, I made this part of a build-a-six and am not disappointed with the selection...not mentioned among the thirty or so we pleasantly recalled, this beer gets the taste buds titillated while bringing enough disguised alcohol to only need a few for the weeknight...recommended and part of the double IPA discussion for doing much well...
Stuu666 (4828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is citrus, pine, toffee, taste is similar, bitter.
kambei70 (719) - - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 bottle. Cloudy golden orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is malt and citrus. Taste is all about the hops. Big sharp pine bitterness up front that gives way to a chalky astringency. Orange and malt are barely an aftertaste. Little detectable sweetness. Puckering mouthfeel.
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berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle from Wegmans, Buffalo, NY. An amber pour with a tight white head; classic piney aroma; thick and resinous in the mouth with an unusually smooth piney bitterness; and a rich warming citrus finish. Excellent.
ThirstyDeer (1) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piney aroma and piney/resinous flavor. Great mouth feel. Nice lingering bitterness. Delicious.
mjg74 (2613) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from World Market. Hazy golden/straw in color. Aroma is quite sweet with a bit of hoppiness. Hops and sweetness up front, followed by a bit of breadiness. Not a great 2IPA.
Doofgoblin (378) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall, itís really quite good with the alcohol completely hidden. I would have liked a little more aroma from the nose but itís very good with lots of citrusy hop notes. Taste is better with plenty of resiny hop flavor with some citrus too. The finish is not quite as bitter as you might expect with a somewhat smooth lingering hop flavor.
Voodoo (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with a slight white head which disappears quickly.......aroma of citrus......taste is pine, citrus, faint astringency, thick mouthfeel tailing off into a wood tasting finish. Slightly oily. Expected a bit more from ST, ok not excellent.
rondphoto (2470) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber with ivory head cover, strips of lace. Aroma of malt and citrus. Taste is malt that is shoved aside by strong citrus hops on the swallow, only to have the malt bring in caramel to re-assert its case in a lingering finish. Strong, yet delicate; well-balanced and fun to drink. A winner.
Mark_Eck (905) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orangish color. Aroma and taste are citrus and hoppy with a mildly bitter finish.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden por with a nice white head. Citrus hops and mild malt aroma. Big citrus and good bitterness with a nice malty finish. Great beer