phishpond417 (2089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Very cool! Great gift from Blue Lou. I’ve been wanting to try this for a hwile now. Pours a beautiful amber with LOTS of effervescense. Nice small beige head. Nectar is a great way to describe this beer. I was expecting a big punch in the face from some fresh stinky hops. But it’s a very calm, soothing brew with some light fruity esters. Tangerine, peaches and fresh apple. Thanks a bunch Louis!"
salvaticas (121) - - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jabic (294) - Nashville, Tennessee, 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 (3376) - 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 (11) - 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 (4039) - 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 (2237) - 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.
olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of nuts, malts, orange, some hops and mild pine needles. Flavor of resiny hops, mandarin, toffee, mild caramel and goose berry notes. Decent, but would have loved to have tasted this fresh.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ olio, batch #130103
Aroma is quite light and stale with fruity hops and caramel. Flavour has hops, some gluey notes, fruits and resiny malt. Finishes with gooseberry bush. Good.
Sikash (171) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice clear amber color with a fizzy off white head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, caramel, malt, fruity. Flavor is sweet malt with big hops, citrus and pine, maybe some grapefruit. It has a hoppy clean finish that is not too bitter but lasts a decent while. Mouthfeel is average and carbonation is average. overall this is a delicious beer.
Gutifa (97) - Bad Wurzach, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Camba Bavaria. Amber beer with a tanned head. Good retention.
Aroma is floral and herbal. In mouth is hoppy and bitter but good balanced. I think that the bottle says that it’s an Imperial amber ale, anyways, a great beer.
Thanks to Markus Lohner for sharing it with me.