tsd08460 (223) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, spruce, citrus,
Appearance: clear, golden, generous white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
floydian1 (1168) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Oak Barrel, Sydney. Brewed 90 days before BB date of 27/5/15. Pours translucent deep orange with a stable medium white head. Certainly a hop monster with substantial pine resin, citrus orange/grapefruit, soft peppery spices and a subdued caramel malt bill on the nose and tongue. Palate is amazingly easy drinking and light for an ABV of 8.2% with a huge lingering dry resinous hop finish. The archetypal US West Coast IPA.
Mark_Eck (1131) - - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orangish copper color. Aroma and taste are floral, resin and very bitter.
rodbod (82) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
66cl bottle.Very attractive intensely bitter nose, hardly funky at all, not fruity, not resinous, more like wormwood. Palate is ultra bitter but also very drinkable, with a caramel note and some malt. The high ABV is well integrated. Eminently balanced and drinkable.
Supertrev (102) - CHINA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear with thin white head. Nice hop and malt aroma. Woody aroma. Bitter but not too unbalanced for my tastes. Fairly extreme aftertaste on my palate.
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Scot_F (2) - Maryland Heights, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
All I can say is "wow"! What a punch from an IPA! It doesn’t hide a thing, from the bouquet, fruitiness, mouthfeel...wow!
msavpowers (2) - denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I hate that this is necessary! !!!!!!!!
Dr_Fellini (828) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Name says it all. Huge citrusy, piney hoppy aroma. The bitterness is a bit overpowering in the flavor. Not really balanced at all. I really dig the RuinTen though.
neurbob (21) - - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tumbler. Clear, Golden. Fairly good head.
Aroma: pine, grapefruit, medium malts, slight alcohol
Taste: What do you expect? Bitterness prevails. but still feels balanced.
Moderate carb, long bitter/ citrus hop finish but I don’t think it ruins most bold food tastes. Certainly they slayed the hops here but IBUing is not really an extreme sport.
OwainTurner (420) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very very good IPA. Very tasty. Grapefruit and all that jazz. Plenty of hops, not dry bitterness. Lovely.