Fin (8107) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle courtesy of Ang’, shared with Loz, Ang’ and Julio’ at Moncada brewery, Friday 6th February 2015 Thanks Ang’! Pours gold the clarity is very good. I get pineapple cubes on the nose and in mouth along with some piney resin. Wow this is just amazing, fresh, tropical fruits jockey for attention in the mouth, the hops are incredible, I love the ’in yer face’ BBE idea, this is just so fresh, a real kaleidoscope of tropical flavours bursting out across your tastebuds. Wow a brilliant beer, thanks so much Ang’! A8 A5 T10 P4 Ov18 4.5
jdbr78 (4) - Riverton, Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2-14-15 release. As compared to the last releases going back to 7-04-14 and even 3-17-14 this is not as bright and crisp. Its hoppy, but it doesn’t pop. Dull is a word. Was hoping for more.
RCx240 (109) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours transparent but slightly hazy golden orange. Foamy off white head, leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma is powerful citrus and resin. Tastes of citrus. Finishes soft, quickly with a faint bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation, slight stickyness. Very light and sessionable considering its 9.4% abv.
beernovice39 (3228) - Montana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a golden brew with a white top. Nose is peaches, Caramel and citrus. Taste is caramel, citrus and resin.
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Translucent and very light orange in color with lots of bubbles. There is a foamy off white head that is 3 1/2 fingers in depth. The aroma is very floral with tons of grapefruit and others like pineapple, apricot and maybe even nectarines. Moderate mouthfeel but very smooth and highly drinkable for a 9.4% abv. The taste is a blend of the same tropical fruits in the aroma along with a sweet caramel malt base. Not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting it to be. The bitterness encountered at the end is reminiscient of tart fruit skins.
NBird (460) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
02.14.15 on 01.30.15
Looks.. golden amber sml-med head.
Smells.. big stone fruits and pine, some citrus too
Tastes..stone fruits, mandarin, citrus, mango tang, big piney, big caramel and lingering resinous bitterness. Abv completely hidden and sensational.
..thanks to Glenn for the share!
GlennHendry (70) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich golden pour with an extravagant head. Citrus aroma with grapefruit and orange giving way to a little stickiness and some floral notes. This beer is fairly bursting with flavour and if not for the small boozy kick at the end I’d never know it was a 9.4 per cent double IPA. Terrific beer
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy, amber/orange appearance with a small off white head and nice lacing. Aroma starts off with resin and grapefruit then fades to floral. Unique, complex flavors as notes of tropical fruit mingle with the West Coast hop characteristics while the malts add a grainy edge in the aftertaste. Full bodied, dry, well carbonated mouthfeel with an expansive alcohol fueled finish. Enjoy by 02-14-15 bottling.
AlbusDumbledor (16) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buy at brewdog pub. citrus, floral, grass, golden, cloudy, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Maris (1103) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 500ml bottle (Enjoy by 2.14.15) on 7/2/2015 (just in time!), shared by Butz with thanks. Pours a clear golden with a medium head. Has a lovely tropical floral IPA nose to it. In the mouth, there’s lots of sweet citrus (orange, mandarin) and stone (apricot, peach) with some light malt. The bitterness is sticky and resiny, but the sweetness holds sway in the end. Has a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Super drinkable for a double - you’d never pick it as 9.4% blind. Just a really harmonious, almost subtle double IPA, which is enormously enjoyable. Refreshing isn’t a word you’d usually associate with this style but it applies here.