maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kumiyama AEON Mall liquor shop. Caramel and yogurt candy nose, pine, floral and fresh. Copper color. Malty initial, citrus and pine (grapefuit and resin), some mild tropical fruit, and a small bitter finish. Medium-heavy body. Big-featured brew. Approaching barleywine in character. Rich and well-balanced stuff. Nice flavor changes throughout the palate.
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is light bitterness with a malty sweetness. Tast is smoth and malty with some back of the tongue bitter hops finish. Leaves a mild orchard fruits aftertaste.
natejgood (480) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden brown with a thin pale head. Hints of citrus in the aroma, along with sweet malts. Roasty and malty flavor. A bit burnt with some hop background. This beer has lots of flavor, but it is a bit heavy for my liking.
Sledutah (7021) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sassy’s, RBSG
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma is fruity and juicy. Taste is fruity and malty
KansaiBeerLvrs (4596) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Imazato shared by Taro. Terminal gravity IPA - a lovely copper color with a pine needle hop aroma. Soft bodied. The taste is woodsy earthy pine and a bit floral. A very solidly balanced old school IPA.
Hanan (82) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Phenomenal. Pours beautiful golden auburn, more on the dark side of that visual mix. Great blend of hops. Some malt, nut, a bit of spiciness. Has almost a slight porter feel to it, but there’s a pleasant lightness. Just amazing in the blend. Goes down so easy, I could roll through several of these. Definitely a top IPA experience.
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - thx Patrick - pours a hazy orange with tan head . Earthy hops with a faint citrus note . Taste is mildly bitter with a sweet finish . Nicely done .
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slowrunner77 (10112) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"I’m gonna have to side with Travis on this one. Probably not the freshest of bottles, but since they didn’t date it, they can take the blame. Kinda stale, overall boring ass ipa. More malt driven with lightly fruity and tropical hops, but substandard. Didn’t even finish a 12. This was a shot in the dar, and it missed the mark."
stevoj (3931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a darkish amber, small foamy head, hops dominate, burying any malt characteristics. Biggest drawback for me was a dull metallic finish, and the flat hops bitterness obliterating any other flavors.
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce glass from Market of Choice in Ashland, pour is dark amber, medium lasting head, somewhat lacking in the finish.
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