Benfi (631) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, citrus peel, pine needles and petroleum. Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel, petroleum and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden body with a one finger, white head. Pineapple and grapefruit with a long, dry finish. Very good.
atboiler (2) - Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
World class beer. Citrus and pine smell with a hoppy, citrus flavor. Great balance.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle, clean amber color, with a frothy bubbly white head, nice floral tropical fruity, lychee, rambutan, pear, lime peel, pineapple, earthy leafy, grassy, piney cedary hoppy nose, with a light green grapefruit rind, faint, lemongrass spiciness, green tea leaf note, with a sublte, toasted, pale, malt accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good flowery fruity, zesty citrusy, lemon, lime, green grapefruit peel, piney, resiny, leafy, minty hop, spicy peppery, lemongrass character, with some tropical light lychee, rambutan, lime rind, pineapple fruity flavours, with a faint toasty, caramel, pale malt undertone, leading towards a spicy lemongrass, citrus lime, green grapefruit, rind, piney, cedary, minty, leafy hop bitterness finish.
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, courtesy of Savvy1982. To be honest, I had tried this beer once before at my wife’s fancy birthday dinner, but it would have been in poor taste to take notes so I never rated it. Bright orange-gold with a medium frothy white head that leaves light lace. Aroma is bracingly hoppy, with a bouquet of tropical fruit and tropical flowers. Juicy fresh fruity hop flavours charge onto the tongue, bright guava and mango, and a slightly piney quality that is more mango-skin than conifer. Despite the flavour intensity, the palate retains a lightness and relatively low bitterness that encourages drinkability. The supporting malt base is just enough to provide the right structure and sweetness to allow the elegance of the hop profile to truly shine. Truly outstanding.
WozWx (83) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Orangey Brown color with citrus taste/smell. Holy hops! Excellent beer!
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slight haze to this and a small white. Orange, grapefruit, nectarine, and caramel all present in the aroma. A bit malt ire than I remember. Taste is well balanced between sweet caramel and bread malts, and plenty of orange and nectarine fruitiness. Slight resinous hop character, but not as big and brash as some apas have become. Nice medium body. Really enjoyable stuff.
ineedbeer (1087) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is definitely one dimensionally Citra. Lots of tropical citrus notes and sweet oranges, but also the Juicy Fruit character that comes through when Citra finds itself without company. Light resin notes, but not much malt to balance.
Pours a fairly clear golden copper. second pour is much cloudier.
Flavor is pretty sweet with some malt notes, but is dominated by Citra. Bitterness is medium to medium high. The caramel notes from the malt do help balance the hop flavors in the front of the taste. The hip resin is more noticeable in the flavor, especially the finish. Mid taste is when the Citra shines - not too Juicy Fruit, not too much resin; just clean bright citrus. A bit sweet for my palate.
Overall this is a really nice beer, but it proves why I don't think Citra works by itself. It needs a touch of some other hop to balance it. I also feel that if a beer is dominated by Citra it should finish drier to counteract the perception of sweetness that the Citra adds.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pablo951 (491) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Best floral, citrus aroma in a beer ! The taste is an excellent citrus and hop blend, I love those cascade hops. Nice amber hues. Had it out f a bottle and on tap.
bleeng (1565) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to kaggie97. Hazy yellow with a small white head. Huge floral piney nose. Taste is overwhelming floral hops. Fluffy body. Good stuff.