Gmku (294) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. What a great beer! As one whoís had his share of IPAs, I find it hard to be bowled over by yet one more IPA--but this is not just one more IPA! The first thing that hits you is that glorious nose of grapefruit and herbs, and the flavor and the mouthful live up to the promise in that first impression. Proof that an IPA doesnít have to be over the top in ABV or IBU to be truly satisfying. I wish I lived in Iowa where I could have access to this regularly.
Westchesterco (768) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle at a rb tasting it is an effervescent clear golden color with a white head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is grapefriut taste that lingers on the palate.
radagast83 (4015) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Iphonephan! Poured a nice clear orange color with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma is nice citrus, orange zest, crisp notes. Flavor is incredibly fresh tasting citrus notes.
Iphonephan (2599) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at the RB tasting on Sunday in McLean. Pours a clear gold. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of citrus and pine. Smooth, clean finish.
HonusWagner (1130) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another reminder, for me, that Citra isnít my thing even if itís a pretty damn impressive hop in the right recipe. Aroma is juicy melony/mango, flavor is extremely straightforward melon juice which isnít the worst thing in the world but doesnít offer the flavors I love in a Pliny or Duet. Really well-made beer, but not something I find incredibly drinkable due to the straightforward flavor profile.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(4 Hands Lupulin Festival) orange gold. Citrus aroma. Flavor was citrus, tropical fruit, some malt.
fluffy (1245) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
im not an IPA person at all, but i can appreciate the appeal of this. really good for what it is. just not for me.
Hoprider (69) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber/straw color. Big mango on the nose but otherwise mild for a citra single hop.. Palate is great. Drinkability is high here but itís rather mild hop-wise with little bitterness - I usually never want too much bitterness. Here I could use some. Pretty orangy or kumquatty too.. Great pale ale none the less. #IOWA represent!
thome50 (850) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Wrye, damn, thanks again! Pours a nice and clear deep golden with light white head. Aroma is peach and mango for a mile with a slight resinous citra hop character. Taste is mango puree through and through. Wow. Pale ale?! The peach really opens up and a nice bitter hop character emerges as the beer warms. Not sure why I let it warm in the least. This beer is hands down the best APA Iíve ever had. Zombie Dust? PFFF! The Midwest has definitely cornered the marked on APAs it seems.
ST247 (97) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Bottle share with Kraddel. Both the 5,8% and 7%. The 7% is less cloudy. Aroma of the 5,8% is more fruity, mango, passion fruit, kiwi. 7% is more intense and bitter and aroma lasts longer. Taste of the 5,8% is fruity mango, kiwi and passion fruit Light to medium bitterness. The 7% tastes less fruity, more bitterness. 5,8% is my favourite.
Shame the 7% is an alias because Iíd give it a lower rating. The given rating is for the 5,8%.
Rating for the 7% would be : Ar 7/10, A: 5/5, Taste 7/10, Palate: 4/5, Overall 15/20.
kraddel (2323) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle VS Bottle ( 5,8 next to the 7 ABV ) Thnx to steasy66 ! split bought and tasted with ST247
Both pour blonde. 7 ABV is really clear, 5,8 is bit more fuzzy
Both have good white foam .
Scent ; The 7 ABv is bit more bitter, where the 5,8 is more fruity , and much faster gone .
Taste : 5,8 is PURE kiwi, fleshy kiwi even . Mango, ... A real fruitpunch ! If I ate more fruit, i would probably be able to name many more, this thing is a BOMB . Tiny hints of bitterness . Maybe even a bit TOO fruity for my taste .
7 has more body. As expected bit more bitter, fruityness is more in balance . Still a tastebomb , but way more in balance .
Both are very mango-based, and taste like pure mango-juice . Prob could use more complexity , to be real perfection .