JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to gethinbeer. Very pale golden pour with a thick white head. The aroma has a lot of grapefruit and kiwi with some bright tropical character. A lovely sort of juicy hop flavour. Crackery and slightly wheaty with a bit of lovely bright lemon character. Juicy and hoppy. Lovely brew.
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Hazy gold with a short white head. Sugar crystal dried pineapple shallot cheese rind aroma with a similar flavor. Abusively bracing bitterness with a medium-light body and hidden sugary sweetness. Flower petals, perfume, soap and alcohol. All over the place, man. Completely unfocused, brutish, astringent bitterness. The biting mouthwash alcohol and hop resin flavor in the approach becomes gag-inducing. Hoppy as shit but raw and crude. Okay okay, I know it seems like I get down on some beer, too critical and all that, but I really did not enjoy this beer. Even though I found it defect-free, the raw, brutish American hops are so ridiculously overbearing and fatiguing... but you know, people will say "this isn’t even that bitter" and all that, as if IBUs is all that matter. BALANCE, people.
alexsdad06 (7463) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Pours a lightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have citrus, herbal and earthy hops with doughy pale malts. Mild to moderate bitterness. This is decent but doesn’t approach the better IPAs out there.
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours golden orange with a short white head. Aroma of mango, lychee, honey and grass. Nice sweet tropical hops. Taste is somewhat crisp for an IPA, sweet stone fruits balanced by a light honey sandwich malt. Light bitterness, extremely sessionable.
callmemickey (3895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden orange body, medium to large white head, frothy lacing. Mango, tropical fruits, citrus, light bready malts and some floral accents. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, clean bitterness and a crisp finish. Delightful.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a light clear golden color with a thin white head that has good retention. Smell is floral and citrus hops with a touch of pine, along with sweet caramel malts and bread. Tastes of floral and citrus hops, caramel, sweet malt, grass, grapefruit yeast, and spices. Medium body with moderate carbonation. A warming sensation with subtle alcohol notes is present in the finish.
garthicus (2826) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Bright and vibrant cloudy yellow, medium white head. Aroma: lovely fruity hops, citrus, little hint of cat piss, tropical fruit notes too. Smells great. Flavour: catty, tropical hops, lovely and bitter, some coriander, grapefruit, pine, malty backbone too, deliciously bitter hop finish.
Rasmus40 (14827) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Crowbar, Oslo. Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 270713
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Euston Tap, 24/07/13.
Clear pale golden with a good sized white head.
Nose is hops, grass, light fart, grapefruit, orange.
Taste comprises orange sherbet, light pine, mineral bite, hops, orange pith, grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry and crisp finish with hop bitterness.
Solid IPA but a few notches short of a great.
jjsint (1663) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013 One hell of a beer at over 7%. However, the taste and aroma were slightly muted for a beer with this ABV. Very hoppy and bitter, which pleasantly stays in the aftertaste for some time.