chrisv10 (12510) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DØE. Clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hop and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, peach, medium sweet, little citrus, little pine and a little bitter.
DuffMan (7798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium golden body, slightly hazy, lasting white head. Beautiful fresh white grapefruit aroma. The hoppy aromatics are comparatively repressed on the palate, but there is still that oily grapefruit rind character with a scathing long bitterness in the finish. Malts are pale with low sweetness.
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy Omgrich of and shared with the Shape crew.
Dorée, col blanc.
Arôme est juste énormisime au niveau des houblons, notes agrumes, super résineux avec un fini d’effluves de pin.
Palais est houblonné très agréable faisant le plein de tropicale, résineux touche d’ananas avec un gros caractère de pin. Écorce de pamplemousse. Fini garde ce côté résineux presque liquoreux avec un malt suffisant sur la fin et qui assure la balance. On en oublie son caractère pesant tout de même presque 9%.
MiP (14434) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at KØ15. Mild grassy aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour is nicely caramelly with a good clean bitterness. Piney and refreshing.
McGarnigle (578) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4-pack. Kind of on the light side of color, which means not much, if any, crystal malts. This is really about the hops. American hops, a bit more pine than citrus, but they’re both there. Dry on the back, but not bitter. Well made.
TH28 (234) - - MAY 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12pz bottle. 8/17/15 code date. Appearance: clear, golden, with a quickly dissipating white head.
Aroma: Tropical fruit bursts up front, dominated by pineapple and melon. Also hops notes of fresh grass and grapefruit.
Taste: Sweet light maltiness and bursts of fruit from the hops. Melon, grapefruit, pineapple, and grass. Bitterness intertwines nicely at the finish. Strong but balances well.
Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body, with a higher carbonation than most IIPAs. Hint of alcohol warmth, but well hidden for the style.
Finish: extremely well balanced. Some dryness and lingering bitterness but balance is much better than typical IIPAs. Hint of tropical fruit in the tongu.
Overall: Great IIPA that definitely fits into the "new school", leaning much more toward tropical fruit hop notes than resin, pine, and citrus. Unbelievable balance.
Bamsen78 (4255) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, KØ15. Pours hazy amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with some fruity touches. Intense, bitter flavour of C-hops, with round, fruity notes and pronounced touches of citrus. Bitter afteraste with malt hints. Nice.
HerrBierkoenig (514) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 11/02/2016 Pours light hazy golden liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: litchi, tangerine, grapefruit, very hopy, candies, Taste: medium sweet, heavy bitter, light sour, litchi juice, very hopy, candied tangerine, grapefruit, malty, almost perfect, Palate: medium to full body, slick to creamy texture, average carbonation, very long bitter finish, extremely drinkable, Overall: very good, very drinkable, enjoyed, litchi hopy bomb!
Shark_Pants (426) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber colour, small head that dissipates quickly. Grassy and piney aromas, with some lemon citrus as well. The taste hits the same notes, with honey malt sweetness but doesn’t really resonate. Nice slick oily texture and light tingle. Solid but not spectacular.
bb (7335) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with light tropical fruit.