AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. The aroma is a smack in the face of citrus hops with a strong malt backbone. I get notes of grapefruit , pine, and some grass. Palate is a little under carbonated, but smooth considering abv. Taste really brings out the bitterness and grapefruit finishing dry. Really impressive.
RichardGretton (4237) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Vibrant cloudy orangey beer with a very strong head. The aroma is very well hopped, and the flavour is extremely bitter and hopped with major dryness. Overall a very nice heavily hopped and bitter beer.
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tlind2 (1125) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Viscous-looking dark golden color, white head. Hoppy aroma. Strong flavor with competing hops and caramel. Notable banana flavor in the finish. Very full body, low carbonation. Interesting: not at all what I expected. The high ABV is completely hidden.
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with a small pale head. Aroma is passionfruit, canteloupe, lemon, grapefruit, gooseberry. Creamy mouthfeel, starts sweet on the palate and transitions to a bitter citrus finish. Taste is orange marmalade, lemon pith, ruby grapefruit, canteloupe, candi sugar, touch of grass clippings in the aftertaste. Pretty well balanced and tasty.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden color. The nose screams mandarin oranges, grapefruit, and floral apricots. The pallet starts with a boozy, almost wood flavor. I feel this is from the high alcohol. The first flavor you taste is floral apricots followed by a sweet maltiness and finishes with long bitter grapefruit.
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maekchu (2052) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks mike12da. Big citrus grapefruit and orange bomb in the nose. Dusky gold, cloudy. A real shot of hops in the initial, with a hint of malt. Way unbalanced (in a good way). It’s hard to hold in the mouth so as to get a sense of the palate; the flavors won’t sit still long enough. Fun. Over hopped. Couldn’t really drink a whole lot of this.
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep, cloudy orange, with lace. Big citrus and tropical fruit nose. Flavor of apricot hops, citrus sour hops, bit and nasty tang, menthol, pepper, peaches. Wild stuff. Very over the top on the hops. Not very drinkable at all, but fun.
Hotspur (16) - Nara, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Citrus hop aroma. Big full IIPA flavor. I couldn’t drink a pint of this; it’s well over the top. I’m glad I’m just having a snifter.
visionthing (2673) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Denmark. Pours hazy orange with a nice white head. Hoppy aroma with pine, fruits, citrus and malt with some spices. Slightly fruity and quite bitter. Full body and medium carbonation. Finish is bitter and hoppy with pine, fruit and citrus. Hoppy and bitter aftertaste. Quite well balanced IIPA, easy to drink and very refreshing.
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle, thanks Visionthing.
Golden hazy, ok foam.
Full bodied & high complexity.
Distinct hops(piney), but balanced.
Medium high viscosity and good carbonation.