BeerBaboon (1872) - - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very hazy orange with white head. Aroma is hoppy, piny and fruity. Flavour is very bitter and has juniper.
mmargarucci (237) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy pale orange. Aroma is filled with flowery hops and sour berries. Has a full mouth feel. Hop grapefruit bitterness quickly subsides to sour berries. Interesting and refreshing.
Iznogud (1899) - CROATIA - MAR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Shared with Miro. Pours orange with medium white head. Sourish fruity, grapefruit, bit zesty. Bitterish finish. Refreshing.
mike_77 (4738) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy blond colour. Intense aroma. Fruity, zesty a little bit herbal. Flavour has tart berry and grapefruit juice and a bitter pithy finish. Complex interesting and very intense.
MatusBeer (247) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at pokhoi. Dark orange colour with white head off. Aroma of citrus fruits, spicy. Taste of orange, grapefruit, sour body, light bitterness.
beer-yum (1186) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Different aroma in a cloudy Amber pour. Different taste too. Totally different from any IPA I’ve had before - with tart berry and woody body and dry finish. Variety is the spice of life for sure (I like).
mcberko (11864) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at B’s Craft Beer Lounge, pours s cloudy opaque yellowish orange with a tiny head. Aroma is quite dry, with lots of pithy notes from the seabuckthorn, tart citrus and light hoppy astringency. Flavour is fruity and tart, with pith upfront from the seabuckthorn, tartness from the berries and medium funk. Not terribly cohesive, with a lot of earthy yeast ones. Not great.
Ferris (10509) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Bright sour citrus peel. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Herbal and bitter tart peel. Herbal and tart, but not great.
SinH4 (2066) - Garching, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is tart berries and yoghurt. Taste is an immediate sour and bitter kick, like a seabuckthorne yoghurt (never had one, don’t even know if they exist, but this is how I would imagine one). Finishes rather weak. I am generally a fan of these modern sour fruit IPAs, but this is hardly IPA at all. It’s more like a bitter berry yoghurt. A bit disappointing
Pdubyah (592) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The tartness is from the juniper which seems to add a fruity thing too. Not sure I got what seabuckthorn is or does. Hazy orange beer, with no head or lacing. Initial shock of bitterness and then it just ends up as a slightly tart sour beer of little merit really. Sometimes these things are a revelation, this one wasn’t
lownote (454) - USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jeez that?s a strong fruit aroma. Like a very tart fruit. I?m awful at identifying fruits, so I?ll look at the bottle. Okay, juniper berries makes sense. I?m going to toss those in my next ipa, now. I have no idea what the other thing is. Sea Buckthorn Juice? Danish people are weird, and have weird stuff. And I?m like, .25 danish. That doesn?t sound real though. Pours cloudy with an OK head. Taste is like tart juice. Seriously. I don?t taste malts or even hops. Is this beer? If you told me it had Brett in it I would totally believe you. Calling this an ipa is a very bad decision. Let?s start over. Cloudy pour, tart fruit aroma. Has a fruity, not kind of tart taste. Feels like a wild ale. There?s kind of a muted bitterness as an aftertaste that lingers. Also a bit chalky. Thick body. Each sip is a little different. I like it, but it?s confusing. As my expectations lean towards a wild ale, it feels less complex. Confusing, ultimately. I feel like it?s label is confused and it should?ve used a different yeast. At least I had a strong reaction to it!