Zymurgeist2 (1628) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in The RC. Massive grapefruit and orange aroma. Beautiful. Pours a pale gold that is clear with a full white head of small bubbles and nice lacing. Pronounced citrus (orange/grapefruit) and freshly cut grass balance well with above average bitterness and slight malt that could lend more support. Finishes slightly dry.
Block (2075) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s a pretty solid IPA. Nice alcohol and well balanced. A sweet body, hoppy finish. Pretty sessionable.
Strykzone (6180) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Golden hued beer that has a white soap suds head. Light lacing. Aroma is classic west coast IPA with rich sweet caramel and fruit. Taste is, too, but with pale malts. I taste pineapples and grapefruit. A little spice and plenty of tropical fruit. Not very much citrus. Floral notes and melons late. It is just a bit earthy. Good stuff.
hayduke (4444) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook chat. Pours copper with a white head. Really nice lacing. Nose is citrus and floral hops. . Medium in body and a resinous mouth feel . Flavor is citrus and floral over over a nice malt rich caramel malt backbone. The finish is dry and bitter. Tropical fruit appears as this warms. And as Dave points out so do melons. This is a classic west coast IPA. Tasty, Hoppy. Bitter. Good.
mduspara (33) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense hoppy aromas of citrus, pine, grass and lemon peel. Some licorice in the back as well.
Medium bodied with a light carbonation ,smooth mouthfeel. On the palate it tastes similar to what it smells. Fresh and fruity with a nice bitter kick!
Bitter finish that stays around pretty long.
slowrunner77 (9013) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty big pine resin and citrus aroma and flavor. Fairly bitter too. Didn’t seem terribly fresh but still liked it - maybe get it from the source one day soon :)
artyom (873) - Osijek, CROATIA - JAN 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.355l bottle. Orange color with white head. Aroma is pine, citrus and elderflower. Taste is hoppy with toasted malt character. Overall it’s very good and balanced beer.
zgaier (1848) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy copper orange with a beige head and aroma of resin, pine, and hops. Taste is bittersweet and hoppy, with pine, resin, citrus, and grapefruit notes into the dry, bitter finish.
jjgmd (1915) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z, maybe the first beer of 2016 , surprisingly so, pours a deep rusty copper pour with a beige head. Nose is straight up bitter sweet citrus with pine and resin. Taste is bittersweet with deep pleasant citrus , followed by stong pine and resin. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a bitter dry moderately long ending. Nicely done ! Quaff Score 7 / 10
FireGlider (371) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lively orange color with medium white head. Smell is citrus but not to strong. Citrus and hop aroma. Taste is light to medium bitter. Medium body with nice medium lasting aftertaste. Really refreshing.
Diabobale (429) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - DEC 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dal colore dorato carico, leggermente velato, con un bel cappello di schiuma bianca, molto fine e assai persistente, questa ipa, ancora fresca (4 mesi), presenta note molto agrumate (arancia amara e mandarino) e fruttate (albicocca), con qualche punta resinosa. Il dramma però è la presenza del malto troppo evidente: quelli caramellati rilasciano troppe note dal sapore di carruba. Ha un corpo tendente al watery, con una buona carbonazione. Al palato ritroviamo le stesse note del naso, ma con una marcata presenza dell’amaro. La bevuta è scorrevole e il finale molto secco lascia il palato abbastanza pulito.