GRM (2692) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, brown bottle, 12 ounces, purchased at Beers World, savoured on March 1st 2013; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, beige head that disappears completely, no lacing; nose: hops, malt, pine, citrusy, slight caramel; mouth: resinous hops, slight Madeira, malt, pine, astringency, caramel, grapefruit, dry finale in resinous hops with presence of caramel, medium body, quite bitter, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 12 onces, achetée à Beer World, savourée le 1er mars 2013; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, voilée, mousse beige qui disparaît complètement, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon, malt, pin, citrique, très léger caramel; bouche : houblon résineux, très léger madère, malt, pin, astringence, caramel, pamplemousse, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, pas mal amère, légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien
redtechnj (175) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance- Slightly hazy amber with a thick fluffy off white head, long lasting and excellent lacing.
Aroma- Sweet caramel, hoppy, sweet grapefruit
Flavor- Nice balanced grapefruit citrus hop with a caramel malt sweetness. A top notch IPA.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Pine and grapefruit bite with a solid mat backbone. Mouth watering bitterness but not overwhelming.
hopHeadedDevil (11) - , North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy and amber in color with medium off white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Taste follows suit with grapefruit and citrus hops forward. Malt has a nice body and balances hops nicely. Excellent mouthfeel, but not too syrupy.
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salvaticas (267) - - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Not much of an aroma but a really developed and smooth hoppy flavor. Really good
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Jabic (350) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ar: Orange pith, pineapple, pine, some toasty caramel.
Ap: Clear orange-amber - large off-white head with good retention, and a thick trail of clingy lacing.
T: Medium-sweet caramel mixes with orange and pine up front - clean yeast profile, with lots of resinous hops - high bitterness, very smooth - some toasted caramel, lemon, and pine on the finish - solid malt backbone, but does not detract from the hops, but, rather, complements them very well.
P: Medium body with high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Great showcase of hops, with a very solid and delicious malty backbone - a really great IPA.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled 2/8/13. clear amber with a medium, cream colored head. aroma of slight abv, cheese, tea. base, biscuity, crystal malts flavor with tea, leaves. biting bitterness. finish has hints of berries and other high points of its heyday, unfortunately, i think its past its prime or oxidized. i’ll still drink it though..don’t you worry.
jra1983 (17) - york haven, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours a nice amber color. the head is a nice off white with large frothy bubbles. the nose is of pine, citrus, ornage peel. taste is nice and bitter up front with a nice malty backbone.
lusikka (4981) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper orange colour with a white creamy head. Aroma is rather weak with notes of grass, biscuit and hay. However, flavour is very intense; biscuity malts, very bitter floral hops, strong grass and some weak caramel. Medium bodied and a very long, lovely lingering bitter finish with strong grassy and floral hops. Rather malty but with very nice hop profile. Great.
tiong (2782) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle @ Super IPA tasting from a trade, thanks cp45!
January 2013 release -
Pours clear copper orange with a smooth head. Aroma of sweetish syrupy malts, crisp biscuity notes, hops and hints of toffee. Taste is malty, sweetish and biscuity with lots of bitter hops. Finish is malty, bitter and sweetish with loads of dry bitterness. Not very fruity or fresh, almost feels like an English style IPA.