Patrickctenchi (6042) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, light orange-yellow with a white head.
Pineapple, grapefruit aroma.
Sweet pineapple, orangemalt, grapefruit, mango flavour.
Stine (1760) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazed, bronzed yellow appearance. Blood orange syrup, cotton candy and berry sugar aroma. Feels dehydrated. Tea leaves, dry and earthy. Eventually quite sweet; banana, overripe pear. Mineral components bring a bit of liveliness and spunk. The flavor is similarly tired but remains pleasant; overripe cantaloupe, light bubblegum, and bergamot tea. Candied orange peel, raspberry, currant. Worn out palate was likely once pretty textbook, as the other sensory components also indicated. This bottle has no printed bottling date.
muzzlehatch (4773) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, consumed a few minutes out of the fridge in a Carlyle pint glass. Hazy/foggy deep golden hue topped by a largish frothy head that settles into a .5 cm lasting cream top...earthy, lightly smoky, herbal nose, faint resins but mostly that lovely allium perfume that seems to be a love-it or hate-it thing for beer lovers (LOVE IT!)....body is only lightly sweet, moderately hoppy/bitter throughout, some yeasty-bready characteristics, and a rough onion/garlic sharpness and acidity that is not quite like anything else I’ve had - even other Mosaic-only IPAs; it’s like a bit of onion juice poured into the beer...body is average-tending-to-watery, carbonation moderate. I’ve come to love the Mosaic hop, but in this case it’s a little less interesting and inviting than I find in, for example, Great Dane’s as-yet-unknown Mosaic Smash; but maybe it just needs more body to bring it out. Still a well-made, quality product like everything I’ve had from TG thus far but not one of my favorites at this point. Very cool label design.
GRM (3741) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 16-ounce, during Dark Lord Day, trip with Philippe Boutin, Luc Bourbonnière and Ian Guénard, savoured on April 30 2016; eye: golden, lightly hazy, off-white head, no lacing; nose: fresh, hops, citrusy, tropical fruits, slight malt; mouth: fresh, hops, citrusy, tropical fruits, slight malt, semi-dry finale in tropical fruits, medium-full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fine
Verre, 16 onces, pendant Dark Lord Day, voyage avec Philippe Boutin, Luc Bourbonnière et Ian Guénard, savourée le 30 avril 2016; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : frais, houblon, citrique, fruits tropicaux, très léger malt; bouche : frais, houblon, citrique, fruits tropicaux, très léger malt, finale semi-sèche en fruits tropicaux, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien bon
jc1762 (814) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2016 Thanks Virby44 for the bottle! Poured into a snifter showing moderately filtered dry orange peel with white foam around the rims.
The nose shows juicy tangerine but absent any citric acidity.
The palate is light bodied and fully carbonated. Flavors of nigh impossibly juicy tangerine and sweet pink grapefruit with a very subtle malt backbone with a light and soft grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Another resurgence of pink grapefruit on the linger that seems to go on forever. The impossible juiciness of this beer is beyond comprehension and the fact there is no fruit makes this simply superb.
riversideAK (6153) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really solid tropical fruit hop burst up front followed by dank a little sweaty and a little onion. Soft malt sweetness honey bread a touch of toast. Great nose. Golden color nice head and lace. Flavors are tropical up front dank and onion in the mid palate soft malt sweetness a little honey and pale malt notes soft residual sugar resinous kick in the finish. Balanced and drinkable. Well made.
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MrTipple (3588) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, sweet papaya, caramel malts, some light honey. Hazy, pale gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light sweet and lightly bitter. Intense tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, tangerine, some pine, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, lightly bitter finish with some sweet citrus fruits. Beautiful IPA, excellent aroma and outstanding palate. Keg at the brewery taproom, Decorah, IA.
daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber purchased at Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids, Iowa while there for my in-laws’ 50th wedding anniversary. POURS a clear golden amber hue with great big head of fluffy white foam. Lovely AROMA of overripe and juicy passionfruit / mango / melon, some dank hops, tangerine, and honey malts. FLAVOR of more juicy tropical fruit, semi-sweet tangerine / grapefruit, mild pine sap, honeydew, toasted honey malts, and a bit of dank. Has a playful fruity-sweetness that somehow works well here on top of the mild bitterness. Surprised that it is only 5.5% as it is really full flavored. Excellent stuff here. (167, 1037)
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pretty exceptional ipa. Golden, very well balanced. Lots of pineapple and fresh fruit. Tried with Jess at the brewery in 2016.
dinkle50 (1364) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange to golden pour with a single finger head. Big time passion fruit and mango aroma, just smells super juicy. Medium bodied. Super juicy hop bomb. A little sweetness, like an over ripened piece of fruit. Tastes fantastic. Lots of lace. A little bit of caramel malt starts to creep in as it warms and a bit of bread. Nice beer.