FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 Sampled November 2013
The beer has a much cleaner fermentation profile in this batch. In fact all three beers I have had recently have been nice and clean. I hope this is a sign that they are dialing in there process. A much clearer focus on the hops and amuch better Double IPA for it.
Initial rating March 2013
A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a one-finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a rich amber color that shows a lightly hazed, orange-tinged, copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a bright tropical fruit and woody hop character to it that jumps nicely out of the glass. Lychee, ripe tangelo zest, kumquat zest, floral apricot jam, guava notes, woody mango, and touches of fruity herbal notes.
Lots of fruity notes up front, but towards the middle a weird, curing plastic like note, as well as a touch of Band-Aid starts to become noticeable; the latter becomes more pronounced through to the finish where it lingers on the palate. The fruit flavors contribute notes of ripe tangelo zest, guava, peach blossom, touches of bitter orange, as well as a solid, but not overly biting hop bitterness. The malt character is definitely subtle here, as it should be, touches of caramelized malt, toasted grain, a slight nuttiness, and a touch of sweet tea character. The body is quite light for a Double IPA, even the alcohol is a touch on the light side for a Double IPA, and has me wondering about the strength of this beer.
The front part of each sip has quite the promise, but the finish definitely is quite a bit more funky than an IPA should be (even if it were a Belgian styled IPA). Definitely has some promise, but also has some flaws that make it hard to really enjoy. The plastic / Band-Aid notes are subtle enough that most people won’t notice; at times I can almost not taste it, though at others it is too pronounced. Still this is reasonably enjoyable, and I would love to have this without the off flavors in the finish.
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at tasting room. Unclear medium orange, creamy off-white head. Nice Citra character, just not so much shows in the aroma. There was this slightly odd grain smell, but they do brew beer just feet away from where I’m tasting so... who knows. Soft, creamy medium body. Moderate bittersweet. I liked it.
MarinEvelyn (799) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like the aroma. Very citrusy, a little earthy. Taste is a little creamer than expected, but still good.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, biscuit, yeast into a bit of earth, slight orange peel into a bit of resin, pine notes with a hint of grain. Taste was a mix of bread, earth, lemon into orange, slight yeast into a bit of husk, grain, slight caramel, finishing bitter.
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. ARoma. Flowers, citrus, caramel, light spice. Flavour. HErbs, flowers, light caramel, citrus. Medium bodied. Ends flowery bitter and citric.
Ungstrup (34232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, hops, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.
joergen (25838) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange colored with a huge off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus.
Fruity flavor of hops and pine needles with notes of grapefruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy orange ,huge bubbly light brown head.
aroma is slightly herbal, malty, nutty.flavor is malty, slightly caramelly, slightly spicy. underplayed dipa.
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with a huge tan head. Aroma is fruity and yeasty. Bitter, herbal and light fruity. Bitter, toasted and herbal. Dry and spiced into the finish.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden orange pour, citrus nose, taste is citrus hops and some resin bitterness. Pretty good.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap. Bright light copper color, clear, it laces well, the decent head bubbles off. Creamy palate - I think the taste is mostly citrusy (go figure, with a name like citra). I think their best beer so far.