BucannonXC5 (666) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: My cousin Sam
Purchased: Received it on Nov. 4, 2013
Consumed: Nov. 11, 2013
Misc.: Canned on Sept. 5, 2013
Poured a honey orange hazy color with two fingers of khaki cream head. Excellent lacing along the sides of the glass. Also excellent retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled a plethora of hops right away. Got sweet floral hops, citrus hops (tangerine, orange, orange peel and some grapefruit), fruity hops, tropical hops and some caramel malts. Smells good, but not overbearing. End of it reminded me a bit of an orange creamsicle.
Tasted pretty close to the smell, not quite what I was expecting from either though. Fruity notes, floral hops and citrus hops dominate. Lots of orange peel and tangerine, and some grapefruit. Very bitter finish. ABV reads 7.30 percent and that seems about right.
Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
A very nice beer from one of the best in the business. A lot different than the West Coast IPA’s, but still pleasant.
Ktwse (1244) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours yellowish amber, hazy, with medium white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, passion fruit and apricot. Taste is bitter with a fruity sweet kick towards the end, followed by a lingering bitter finish. Body is light and fresh with soft carbonation.
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5000 (5651) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Bright fiery straw, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing. Pale citrusy nose, not too bright. Smells more of a Pale in its subtleness. Clean citrusy hoppy start, smooth, not overly bitter. For a "West Coast" style IPA, its not biting nor bitter. Slight pixie stix like sweetness. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Sweet pith and peel linger. Comes across as more of a NW Pale instead of IPA, well maybe 3/4 IPA. Good, clean, but could actually stand to be a bit more... "hoppy". Thanks Bob!
jesperhammer (2515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
03-NOV-2013, can @home, from Mikkeller & Friends.
Hazy golden with lasting white head.
Extremely hoppy aroma with loads og fruit. Grape fruit, pine and exotic fruits.
Taste the same with even more exotic fruit and also a touch of caramel.
Fine West Coast IPA.
ansalon (639) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a semi-clear light amber with a decent frothy white head. Aroma is fresh hops, grass, peach, esters, lime, honey. Taste is peach, esters, honey, dew grass, lime, grapefruit. Quite a decent west coast IPA!
vtafro (2173) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Orange pour with white head. Slight citrus and grassy herbal hop aromas. Flavors are slightly more malt heavy than I would have liked, so yes a bit overrated.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white lacing head. Aroma of fresh American hops. Lots of orange zest, tropical fruits and floral character. Flavor of fresh American hops. Touch of biscuity malt. Smooth bitterness. Floral, citrusy and piney! Not quite Topper but might be as close as you can get from another canned IPA.
KyotoLefty (5592) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared by KBL. Nice golden, big fruity hop nose, lots of tropical elements, citrus, pine. Just the right sweetness, with full biscuity body and great hops. Excellent stuff.
Defreni (2221) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dåse: Orange uklar øl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er malt og en smule gammel humle, kan godt smage den ikke er helt frisk. Men stadig er smagen overordentlig frisk med masser af humlebid. Citrus er den dominerende karakteristika. Ville gerne have smagt denne øl helt frisk.
KansaiBeerLvrs (917) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can picked up at Mikkeller & Friends for 75DKK shared with KyotoLefty. A lovely clear copper color, a great hoppy fruity herbal aroma. The taste is clear bitter hoppiness with a good dankness. Very nice.