SnOwRiDe1080 (3) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Finally found this lovely beer at Fichermans, a lovely bottle shop in Chicago.
It poured a nice hazy orange color with a small head that disapated rather quickly. Great citrus aroma and taste. Gotta love how FFF uses their hops!
It was well worth the struggle to find it locally
tderoeck (5237) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2013 rerating
17/VI/13 - 12 Fl. Oz. @ home - BB: n/a, but it was max 2 months old (2013-xxx)Thanks to BelvidereIPA for the trade!
Clear deep orange beer (well, maybe a bit of a chill haze in it), big creamy irregular yellowish head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of citrus, ripe sweet exotic fruits, pineapple. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity start, lots of peaches, citrus, mango, passion fruits, some honey, slightly sweet, piny bitterness, yet very soft. Aftertaste: lots of ripe fruits, peaches, exotic fruits, soft gentle bitterness. Wow. Freshness is indeed everything...
30/VIII/2012 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ 3 Fonteinen restaurant (Beersel) - BB: n/a (2012-986) Thanks to Armand sharing the beer!
Ar: 1, Ap: 4, T: 7, P: 4, O: 14, Total: 3
Clear yellow to golden beer, big creamy dense yellow head, very stable, pretty adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, grapefruit, lychee, some pineapple, passion fruit, bit soapy, little piny. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty fruity start, lychee, some pineapple, grapefruit, bit soapy. Aftertaste: grapefruit, pretty bitter, bit piny, little soapy, sweet touch. Itís definitely past itís best, but hard to tell how old it is, as there is, surprise surprise, no date on the bottle.
AngelEyes (8) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer is just ok to me. I donít care for the citrus/grapefruit taste it carries. When itís chilled, I can tolerate it. Overall, not my fave, but if I have nothing else in the house, Iíll drink it.
Morey (46) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: Pours a nice hazy orange color with about 1 finger of off-white colored head. Thereís some decent retention and lacing, but nothing crazy.
Aroma: Orange zest, Grapefruit, Pine, Peach Skin, Apricots, White Grapes, and a hint of toasted malt.
Taste: Nice BIG citrus bitterness up front, with a good dose of resinous pine sap following close behind. Thereís actually a decent malt-backbone towards the middle to back end. The finish is just loaded with lingering citrus, pine, and overall bitterness. Fantastic.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with just below moderate carbonation. Works perfectly with this beer.
Moreyís Bottom Line: This was sent to me in a trade. He said that he picked it up 15 minutes after it was bottled! Itís about a week old now, so this is obviously a fresh sample. It ranks up there with Pliny & Heady IMO. The lingering bitterness is a very welcome attribute. Hope to have this one again. Cheers!
Alphadelic (1796) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge on the tropical fruit. Some bitterness. A real nice sweetness in the back of the mouth and the finish. Zingy gooseberry brightness. Fresh and pretty delicious.
Guitarlos (2) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
By far, my favorite beer that I have ever tasetd. Im big on bitter, but this bitter isnt so overpowering that it wrecks your evening with a bad aftertaste, great aroma, slightly hoppy with a hint of peaches, , oragnish tangelo?, pours with a nice amber color with a white head that lasts. THe taste is as good as a beer-gasm that your mouth will ever experience. The taste is as close to the elixir of the Gods as you are going to get, by my opinion anyways.
fletchfighters (1148) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A-- Poured a hazy orange mustard color. Good looking bright white head, two finger height. Good staying power to the head. Lots of spotty lacing as drank through this and great head retention.
S-- Just the nose of this was unreal. One of the best noses I have come across. Very IPA like nose. Candied pineapple, passion fruit, candied lemon and lime. Lots of fruit and a very good malt backbone.
T-- Excellent taste. Lots of grass, pineapple, pine, passion fruit and lemon and lime. Far more complex than other APAís around.
M-- Long lasting flavor and good touches of bitterness and backbone. Spot on carbonation for the style. Medium carbonation and feel. Very well balanced.
O-- I consider myself lucky to have some good APAís in this part of the world with LC and Stone and Wood Pacific Ale, but this beer blows the heck out of anything I have had in a long time. My bar has been Daisy Cutter and LC but this was mind numbing. Well balanced and put together. More taunting was the logo just staring at me and taunting me with those eyes. All this from a single hop APA?? Sick, just sick.
RamyG4 (321) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to pantanap. Hazy amber beer with a medium slightly off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, lots of grapefruit and resin. Some bready malt. Taste is medium to heavy bitter, mild sweet, with a bitter finish. Light-medium body, good carbonation. Very good APA.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 Intense sugared grapefruit, pine, and herbal. Tastes very bitter and of malt sweetness and grapefruit and slight mango sweetness along with the heavy bitter grapefruit character. Medium bodied mouthfeel - slight chewiness. Incredible bitter drinking experience. There is nothing left to be desired.
morganmaher (22) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy cow this is a fruity APA. Mango, passion fruit, banana, orange, lemon. Nice clean finish. Super fresh hop taste. Honestly, might almost be too fruity. Never had such robust, tropical flavor in an APA.