Kavu (4103) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A small taste on tap @ The Lower Depths. Pours pale golden with a medium head. Strong aroma is malts, fruits, hops and alcohol. Flavor is malts, some fruits, fresh hops and alcohol. Awesome stuff.
TattooJack (509) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015 Enjoy by 12.26.14 enjoyed on 12.04.14. Bomber into a pint glass, I really like this fresh hop stuff. Smells incredible and tastes so much better than most bottled IPA. Not to mention 9.4% which is also impressive. *update* Just picked up the 4.20.15 version today (3.23.15) I stand behind all my previous statements. Picked up the 07.04.15 (6.15.15) version in a 6-pack, Great!
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured into pint. Great, super hoppy aroma. Pours a great light gold with minimal head. Amazing hop flavor with a slight bitter finish. Great IPA, would recommend.
nimbleprop (7487) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle of the 12-26-14 bottling over Thanksgiving week. Pours a lightly hazy, deep gold with some nicely lacing, rocky white head. Nose has punchy citrus, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, distinct herbs, chivey, a little onion-y, pine too, quite resinous, soap, perhaps a few hints of honey comb. Flavor follows right along, bitterness right off the bat, orange zest, grapefruit zest, soap, garlic scape, some tropical fruit, yuzu, soap. A little malt sweetness really rounds off the edges. Full bodied, bitter but refreshing finish. Scary easy to drink at 9.4%.
Troupis (215) - - DEC 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really fresh; enjoy by 12.26.14; bomber. Really vibrant copper color. Better smell and palate than overall taste but really strong beer overall.
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Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Has a nice subtle hop pine aroma. Great spice pine hop taste in a nice body.
Obfuscate (473) - Minneapolis, - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016 Very good, clean and bitter. Plenty of that west coast citrus on the nose and taste. Super easy to drink for a 9.4%. The wife even liked this one and she doesn’t typically like west coast IPA’s. I bought 2 bottles, pretty sure I will be back buying a few more from this batch. Then buy more of the next batch. O boy.
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold with a just off white head that lingers. Excellent color. Brussels Lace. Aroma is overwhelmingly fresh: hay, cereal, floral hops, basement aromas, and alcohol. Taste is heavily weighted towards sour/bitter but still delicious. Palate is near perfection. It’s really good. Oh, 12.26.14
Barnacle_Ed (49) - Milpitas, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
First time picking up this much-praised brew, 12/26/2014 edition. Finally understand what all the fuss is about; Extremely fresh and hoppy, all around just awesome. If you’re an IPA fan you owe it to yourself to pick this one up!
ElCapitan22 (338) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice gold color. Has decent lacing and smells glorious. Tastes hoppy and floral. A good ipa and one that I would seek out in the future!