fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle straight from the brewpub, thanks to joshmcg000. Slightly hazy, dark gold to amber pour with a 1-2 finger, soapy and creamy head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is crazy, just huge juicy citra hop presence, tons of mango heavy tropical fruit, citrus, fruity floral, a touch of spruce and spice, there’s some caramel and biscuit and a little doughy touch, but the hops are what this is all about. Flavor is nearly as awesome with tons of juicy citrus, metric tons of tropical fruit, nice, fruity floral notes, a little spruce, a little cat box, and a sweet strawberry-like fruity note. The malts are a little more pronounced in the flavor than the aroma with some toast, caramel, bread and a little sweet cereal. The palate is also awesome, medium body with a creamy, juicy, almost chewy entry, velvety blanketing light, but slightly sharp carbonation and still juicy, mineral off dry finish. Fantastic beer all around, easily one of my new favorites.
VRH (50) - Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light golden color with an ample off-white head that recedes to a thin lacing. The aroma is full of juicy pineapple, citrus, some tropical fruit & hints of banana peel. The taste is full of tart grapefruit & resinous pine, some lemon zest, a hint of onion, & modest malt foundation on the palate. The finish is drying, slightly herbal & grassy with lingering hints of sweet fruit. Excellent!
wilnatp (604) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Surly Darkness Eve 2014. I am unable to find written tasting notes on this.
thomashall (112) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours golden color. Strong hop and citrus smell. Taste of bitter grassy hops. Good beer but not my style.
Bule (793) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit f head. Mild well balanced hop flavors without any harsh bitterness. Nice APA.
Gaultier (399) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 24/10-14. Aroma: Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, pine needles, caramel. Taste: Dito. The finish is dry and bitter.
TheCaptMatey (65) - Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured golden to light amber colour with white head. Left beautiful lacing. Soft aroma of primarily citrus with notes of cracker, but nothing overwhelming. Flavor was a hoppy citrus and pine with a mild wheat malt undertone. Medium body with light carbonation and mild bitterness. Very drinkable.
Zakoon (67) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours hazy orange golden with a fine white head, that leaves some lacing. Aroma is citrus, fruit, fresh and mild. Medium bitter, medium body, average carbonation and a piney and resinous finish. Very drinkable.
GlasgowTAD (75) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange with a sandstone coloured head
Aroma is oranges and bitter
Taste is bitter followed by a pleasant orange tanginess with notes of grapefruit. The bitterness is a tease in this one, it entices you with its aroma then leaves you longing for more as it lingers around once the beer makes its way south.
This beer feels fluffy in the mouth, almost feels like you’re drinking cotton candy except this cotton candy is the result of a crazy Heston Blumenthal experiment.
ericdevin (834) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from unknown in trade. Pours a medium pale orange, lots of white head, full and lacy. Aroma sharp and fresh, pineapple, some resin, graham cracker. Body full yet light, very crisp and refreshing. My second or third time having it, but first since joining RB. Not too shabby.
jonas (5717) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Wonderfull fresh hop aroma - citrus, light apricot and lychee. Cloudy orange-yellow, creamy off-white head. Medium light body, creamy mouthfeel. Fruity sweet base, all the hop aromatics a bit grass, slightly wheaty malt base. On the sweet end of the spectrum, but still fresh and drinkable.