MotherBrother (817) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour an almost clear dank yellow, with a large bubbly white head.
Aroma of slight grass, faint lemon, spruce, some floral. Nothing crazy or over the top, but really well balanced. Taste has a lot of sweetness to it, but again, the balance is sick, so the amount of bitterness is just right. Medium bodied, with a somewhat flat carbonation. Thanks dr. Hoprider.
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well-balanced IPA. The bitterness of the hops is the main feature, however it is mild and balanced by a body of medium complexity. The finish is dry and slightly bitter. With a fish on the front I wasnít expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised.
hawthorne00 (2880) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 10C. Bottled mid March. Pale amber with a large white head that lasts well. Floral aroma with grapefruit zest, mandarins, mint, peach, pineapple, light toast and biscuit. Oily, medium carbonation. Quite sweet with some toast and biscuit sitting behind lots of peach and some tropical fruit, citrus. Moderate to high bitterness, leans only a little towards dry. Floral notes linger and resin and pepper creep in to the end too. Quite complex yet completely harmonious. Great.
Hopmaestro (660) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dank from wet hops, fat caramels and ripe fruits. Taste is sweet malts with apricots and peaches. A thick and oily hop sensation sets in with that bitter aftertaste tat is just perfect! The amount of top notch brews Iíve had lately is just awesome!
BowlingAlone (4) - - JUN 8, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (4/24/15) poured into a weird dimpled shaker from ikea as I listen to Stars of the Lid and turn in a final paper late. Oh well.
Aroma: Immediate pine, only subtle resin; sweet, only mildly acidic citrus (tangerine?)
Appearance: hazy, wonderfully unfiltered, great lacing up the glass.
Taste: Pine-y bitterness rests upon a large helping of biscuity malt. Could have more complexity in the hops--but the malt backbone lends *light beer commercial misogyny voice* drinkability.
Palate: even and unremarkable due, again, to the balance.
Overall: when youíre a Kalamazooer, youíve had enough of these (and enough of those fresh) that, even if you prefer more massive hop flavors, you can come to this for its balance and drinkability as a standby. Iím probably prejudiced in favor of this guy--you can cough it or savor it.
>a talk with a friend you respect. Maybe lighthearted, maybe serious.
bnoel09 (488) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Henry hotel - had to sample the local brew! Very good IPA with nice hoppiness and clean palate. There is a bit of an earthy/minty note present that is interesting, but Iím still not sure if it adds or detracts from the overall beer...
emusche (65) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a thin head that rims that glass for the entirety of the drink. Aroma is a little faint, pine, resin, some of the standard citrusy grapefruit. Taste is solid, nice and bitter, very smooth, kind of "tinny" sweet but very good. Never disappointed by a Bellís offering.
Edward104 (41) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nose is faint. Taste strongly of grapefruit but balanced very well by malt with some sweetness reminiscent of honey or apricots. Alternately noticeably tastes like pineapple. Very nice creamy mouth feel.
Odysseyalien (62) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad but Iím also not sure why such a high rating here. I find a lot more ipaís to be more flavorful. Maybe itís just not my thing.
BlackHaddock (4978) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally got round to having this, one of the most rated beers on RateBeer. Opened and drank on 24th May 2015 in California: poured into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip. Hazy orangey amber body decent sized white head. Hop lead in both the nose and taste with a malt base in the flavour. Mild citrus, tropical fruit and grassy feel to the hops, malts just take the raw edge off the bitterness. easy to drink and a fine beer overall.