mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
All this from a cellophane-covered, refrigerated sampler in a wine glass (thanks joet for preserving me a sample, and next time I’ll jump in the car immediately). Tropical and leather hop aroma volatiles give way to green onion nose with malt core throughout. There’s a prominent saline/mineral flavor that is not coarse, nor present in mouthfeel, not much bitterness either- yet huge hop flavors: green onion and tropic....in a complex good way. Medium body, refreshing carbonation. Either really hard water, or it’s the mosaic. Not dry or sweet in finish, but lasting flavor. THis one is tight.
tleaver33 (62) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden pour with decent white head. Aroma of pine, resin and tropical fruit. Taste is pine and tropical fruit with a sweet finish. Great beer!
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle care of Ryan Steasy66. This pours very pale amber, touch of haze, small bubbly white head. I’m surprised this is so pale in colour. Nose is sticky citrous fruit, lemon, lime and bitter grapefruit, some soapiness, light grain malt, grassy. Taste is surprisingly subtle and balanced. Light citrous fruit, lemon, lime, grapefruit, biscuit malt, soapiness and pine, lightly floral.
mcberko (9730) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is super pungent with loads of fruity hops, resin, and a little herbal notes - very mosaic-centric. Flavour brings out loads of juicy resinous orangey hops, pine, and a solid caramel malt backbone. Extremely juicy, with medium hoppiness for a IIPA and no astringency. The juiciness is in the best way possible. Insanely refreshing and delicious. Awesome stuff.
Ferris (8103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - So much fresh pine. Cloudy orange with a thin head. So juicy and fresh, absolutely brilliant. Lives up to the hype.
Ernesto987 (4748) - Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty and bitter on the finish. It’s ok but the victory dirt wolf was better
teorn88 (3630) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, Steasy66 tasting at CBC Islington. Massive thanks to Ryan for this one! It pours a peachy orange body with a soapy white head. Aroma very hoppy with citrusy notes and lime. Some grassy and flowery notes. Taste is hoppy and fruity with more citrusy notes, peaches, grass and violets. Slight alcohol kick. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very good DIPA, but fell short of the PseudoSue.
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy amber, nice lacing around the glass. Smell of pine, hops and tropical fruit
Flavor of sticky hops, mango, and citrus. Delicious
SrSilliGose (3322) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sosus offered vis pepsican courtesy. may your days be filled with chugging kegs of eisbock in the holodeck with warf and o’brien. 2 bottles offered. one shared with hammerslammer, ky, zoe. other chugged by ky’s brah. notes of juicy grapefruit, @ that onion diesel. some somewhat soapy pine coats the palate. boost well hidden. hops a touch too abrasive for my liking. not super bitter, just somewhat unrestrained. hops were not @ tame. soft biscuity malt backing is an afterthought. does some benching and lifting as well.
Gription79 (2652) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, huge thanks to Ed. The Mosaic hops shine. Huge tropical fruit, hop resin, slight grassy/vegetal note. This is a great IIPA, wish I had more.