RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours red with a thin white head. aroma is floral with note of grapefruit and caramel. taste is much the same with a very wet body. finish is hoppy but full of flavor. a great beer.
Sebilinz (439) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Light amber body with white head. Aroma fruity herbal just wonderful. Taste is malts herbs fruits and pines. Aftertaste is medium bitter with fruits. I canít believe that this is 99 Ibus really great one. I wish I could drink this fresh every week.
GreatDane1632 (297) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Received in a trade from BVery -- Can poured into a pint glass. Pour resulted in sticky lasting foam that laces the glass very nicely. Aroma is a little disappointing, Mild Citrus and pine nose. Flavor is similar bitter hops initially and a strong malt backbone flavor hops are a little lacking. Mouthfeel is great. Overall I was expecting more from such a highly rated/regarded IPA. By no means is this a bad IPA, it is a very good IPA.
boozedude (1662) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at sheffields...With boogie n sara... caramel color with hoppy aroma and taste. Fucking awesome
drsandman (186) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can thanks to the Cruise Director (aka markduccomun). Pours a light reddish amber with a light off white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, caramel. Bready caramel malt flavor, with biting "furious" citrusy pine hop cutting in midway to the finish. Smooth palate, real hoppy amber meets IPA.. strong malt backbone.
RichTheVillan (2415) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Mikkeller online shop; clear copper pour with a frothy off white head, aroma is big pine hop and caramel, taste has mellow pine, with light caramel sweetness, some punchy citrus action, floral, moderate bitterness.
Yorker (1090) - Herning, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
47 cl can @ home. Pours clear brownish amber with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, grapefruit, and pine - with a slightly bitter finish.
hockeybeerguy (1466) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured once in a pint glass and once in a tulip. There wasnít any difference.
The appearance was always a nice golden orange to amber color with a one and a half fingered white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. The lacing slid into the beer.
The smell had a nice sweet maltiness running underneath of a nice citrusy/piney hoppiness.
The taste was basically the same that lead to a decent sweet aftertaste and a dry sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat at/about a light to medium in body and holds a decent sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation was slightly smooth as it didnít really seem to hold its own as far as sharpness for a normal AIPA.
Overall, good AIPA for the most part, but this seems to be just a tad too smooth as I didnít get the normal pummeling on my tongue from an AIPA. If anything, this is still worthy and maybe I hope to try this fresher some day.
horshak33 (2) - USA - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hoppy goodness. One of best in- can brews, but suffers a bit on the head as a consequence. Best option available at MSP or Target Center when in the Twin Cities.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Barnoloid (115) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft poured into pint glass. The name says it all here - this is a hop heavy, deep amber IPA that amps up the IBUs whilst maintaining a malt backbone that keeps something of a balance here. But letís be honest - balance is not what you are looking for here. Some sweetness on the back end that does itsí best to level out the bitterness.
Thechasm442 (295) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can dated 5/13/14 poured into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance-Pours a hazy copper orange. A inch thick off white head shrinks to coat the top, leaving moderate lacing.
Aroma- Aroma is of sticky tropical fruit. It reminds me of a melon salad with waves of caramel sweetness that cut through.
Taste-Piney hops hit up front. The beer turns a bit jucier, with tropical fruit flavors. There is a lingering bitterness from the hop hit and there are some caramel flavors as well. Mostly bitter hops though.
Palate-The beer is fairly balanced, albeit hop forward. As expected, the finish is very dry.
Overall-Despite the local hype, I consider this to be a good beer, but nothing special. It has great flavors, but lacks a finer balance which detracts from the experience.