Darkmagus82 (1219) - - SEP 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-3-13-
Served on tap in a snifter
Appearance- The beer is served a deep golden honey color with a small just off white head. The head has a good level of retention slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is bready and hoppy. The hop is mainly of a citrus nature with grapefruit and lemon, but has other smells of a earthy hop as well. Mixed with the hop and the bread are some notes of tropical fruits (tangerine, mango and papaya) giving it a nice sweet and hoppy aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet fruit flavor of tangerine, mango and papaya with some caramel sweetness as well. At the start the tangerine dominates the sweeter fruit flavors, but this changes more toward the end. Upfront there is also a bit of breadiness that fades as the flavor advances, with a hop flavor of a citrus grapefruit upfront as well. At the start the hop is more on the mild side, but this changes more toward the middle and the end of the taste as the grapefruit hop intensifies in nature and is joined by a bit of an earthy flavor. The earthy and grapefruit hop make a nice combo that at the end come with the mango sweetness now overtaking the tangerine. At the finish the total combination of transitions results in a rather bitter hoppy but fruity flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that was very average. It is quite nice for the style as it nicely complemented both the fruit and hop flavors of the brew.
Overall- A rather tasty IPA overall with a good fruitiness but a nice bitterness as well. Well worth a try.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty tropical fruit. Taste is bittersweet mango. Tasty.
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to trade with mikericm! Pours a hazy golden brown with thin off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of sweet fruity tropical notes, mango and orange, hints of caramel malt underneath. Taste is more balanced toward the malt, but still tropical sweetness, bittersweet finish. A bit of a boozy burn, mild carbonation, pretty darn nice.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-08-16. Lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is pleasant, lightly fruity with touches of lemon. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout. Light lemon and some minerality. Smooth average to light bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent, on the light side overall but nice. Growler at Campground Brewdown
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler at Campground Brewdown, thanks perigrinari. Medium off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, mango, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some mango, pine/lemon. Light-medium body, light resin.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is mango, citrus and pine hops with biscuit malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, mango, sweet malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Cybercat (3305) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a somewhat hazy chestnut with a fairly thick buff head. Hoppy aroma has a definite overtone of mango. Flavor has a hoppy, woody, bitter core and adds on mango plus a little malt and a hint of smoky caramel. Texture is fairly firm and fizzy, leaving a hoppy and wood-bitter finish with more than a trace of mango. Different, satisfying, tasty.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a dark caramel-orange color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that left exceptional lacing. The aroma was bitter and dryish with grapefruit and mango. The flavor was bitter and tangy grapefruit, mango, a dry middle then vague tropical fruit and a hint of toasted caramel. Long dry and bitter grapefruit and mango finish. Moderately full bodied. Ok.
thornecb (4395) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark bronze into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Caramel and toffee aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and mango upfront turning to mango before the lasting bitter pith finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Smiling Chameleon. Pours dark orange with an inch of white foam. Has a bit of fruit on the nose. The mango’s kind of faint on the tongue. Has some solid grapefruit and some nice bitterness on the finish. Solid IPA.