aleigator (595) - GERMANY - JAN 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an orange-amber color with a smaller, bubbly head on top.
Smells or blood orange, peach, zingy lemon rind and a pleasant dankness, coated up by toffee malts. Herbal qualities turn more present among flowery biscuits, well balanced by juicy, ripe exotic fruits.
Has a medium carbonation with a medium body to it, revealing an intense clash between hops an malts on the tongue. Its mouthfeel remains pleasantly creamy though, leaving all nuances of the beer detectable, due to soothing yeast.
Tastes of an initial aqueous softness, establishing the beers great mouthfeel from the kickoff, together with comforting toffee malts. In a split second malts turn absurdly sweet, while the hops try to establish a working balance by introducing garden herbs and dry lime. Finds its peak right after the swallow by producing a dough coated, piercing toffee sweetness, while overloading the palate with bitter hops at the same time. Finishes surprisingly clean, leaving behind its staggering sweetness, now focussing on lemon, prickly kiwi and juicy blood orange.
Almost overpowers my tastebuds, once the beers piercing sweetness gets established from out of nowhere, while hops accept the challenge by creating an equally powerful bitterness. This misses certainly some balance to me, to form a pleasant drinking experience. Usually I would assume a dipa being ruled by its hops, in this particular bottle its been vice versa.
jake65 (3107) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Golden color with a frothy white head. Nose is big citrus hops, tropical fruit, and piney. Sweet and bitter hops taste, lots of grapefruit and tropical fruit. Light malt presence, mostly big flavorful hops. Delicious.
simont1 (517) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big aroma of currants, mango, flowery, orange marmalade, typical Mosaic. Taste more so toward the balanced IPAs, a bit malt character with a big mango, passionfruit, guava and currants. A bit thin. Quite close to Trillium’s Artaic, but doesn’t pop as much.
fraternie (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super dank and herbal hop character, showing a juicy body of melon and nectarine fruit that is a nice contrast to the hop elements. Finishes with force and balance.
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is woody with burnt Carmel nose. Taste is very complex. Carmel toasted old wood. Thin fading head. Wow. Did I say wow
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
deekyn (1441) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a mostly clear ruddy orange with a half finger of just off-white head. Fair lacing.
S- lots of pine tree malts, passion fruits, mango, guava, lemon grass, marmalade and candied oranges. Grapefruit and a little bit of caramel. Beautiful.
M- medium sticky body with a light burn. Good carb.
T- taste begins with more malts but quickly turns to dry and bitter grasses. The promise of the aroma is a little misleading. What citrus and tropical fruits there are give up quickly after the malts and die out fast. More hops character. Some warm honeysuckle weaves in and out. Grapefruit. Ending is dry with some earth, soda water and assorted mineral quality.
HonusWagner (1910) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeah this is yet another very good TG IPA. Not sure what to say other than "it displays Mosaic rather nicely."
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Jeroen. Poured a hazy straw colour with a thin white head. The aroma is big peachy citrus, yeast. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a dry crispy, fresh, woody hop, alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Maakun (2341) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by friends. Hazy dark golden with small white head. Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, honey, orange peel, light herbs, marmalade, pineapple. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Over medium bodied with average carbonation.
BuckeyeBoy (4432) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle thanks to red beard. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is citrus bread malts caramel sweetness. Taste is more of the sweetness nice hop kick tropical fruit pineapple citrus.