BlackHaddock (4556) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber? Between five of us at the December 2014 Shrewsbury bottle share meeting. Good amber colour, full head on every glass. Hops and more hops, each variety giving it all they have got in a battle for supremacy in both the aroma and taste. I know the brewery is in Southern California, but it should move to ’Hopsville, Arizona’ if there was such a place!
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours clear orange with a nice beige head, aroma of marmalade, caramel, honey and pineapple, flavor of orange, pineapple, tangerine, caramel, bitter-sweet, medium to full bodied. Great
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6087-20131129] Bottle. Fruity citrus hops and fresh pine needle sweat aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter orange peel and grainy toasted malt flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "You know what would work? 16 pillow cases."
mstrcrwly (551) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Draught 55..golden pour with midsize white head..aroma of citrus,pine,resin..huge hop flavor..bitter,sticky,boozy..excellent.
liquidhedonism (287) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel, barnyard, and resin. Taste/Palate: very sweet; finishes crisp, with a long bitterness. Drank this immediately following the regular Ruination. Very interesting comparison.
julesjis (251) - Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22. Aroma is citrusy and "pine-sol"-ish. Flavor has a distinct sourness to it. Could be the grapefruit flavor. Did not enjoy this one as much Ruination.
lawman834 (252) - Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Thanksgiving treat for myself with my smoked turkey. Pours a hazy marmalade with a thin white head. Pine and Peppermint balanced with Caramel Malt. It’s very hoppy for sure, but still quite balanced.
78samh (197) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoa! I got a growler of this beast of an IPA! While pouring this golden brew I smelled its hop aroma of pineapple, peach, oranges and grapefruit. Sweet taste up front with a punch of hoppy bitterness toward the finish. Nicely balanced with a nice boozy burn. Great IIPA!
AdiBeer (1840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: light resin, intense tropical fruits, citrus. Appearance: clear, dark gold, small, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, intense ripe fruits, full body. Overall: amazing IIPA, excellent aroma and palate. Bottle from The Best Dame Beer Shop, San Diego.
LKay (129) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good hoppy IPA with a sweet accent and awesome aroma with a hint of floral background.