ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely light colored body, golden yellow and glassy clear, this has a very fine, bright white head. The beer looks delicate. It has a sexy, candy-like fruity hop aroma with a touch of acidic citrus. It smells thin in maltiness, but rich with an alcohol-laden hop punch. It’s very unique in the mouth. At first you think it’s the alcohol, but then maybe bitterness... and then you may be convinced that it’s simply an intense bouquet of hop flavor that’s by all means not shy. The hop flavor is filled with herbal, resinous, floral notes that really, really control the experience of the beer. It maintains its thin character throughout the drink, keeping a simple, but effective posture: deliver that delicate, but potent and floral hop bouquet void of any malty obstruction. It does it well. Classy, clean, and sexy.
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent double IPA! The only problem I have with this beer is the sweetness. The hops get slightly overshadowed by the fruitiness and sweetness of the hops and malt. This is still a very delicious beer, though. The Hop Ranch poured a dark golden color with a very minimal head. The head left a small amount of lacing around the inside of the glass, as well. The nose was pretty well-balanced with notes of spicy and fruity hops, along with sweet malt and alcohol. The flavors were quite strong and the body was fairly thick for a double IPA. Again, the sweetness of the malt and fruitiness of the chosen hops out-weighed the sting of the hops. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of hops in this beer, but they are just too much in the background of the palate for my taste. This is certainly a sipping beer; not one to enjoy several glasses of over a single evening.
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks Tom L. Yellowish, clear with white film. Hoppy, green, white grapefruit and some guava aroma, light body, mild carbonation, bitter hoppy finish.
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great citrus arome pineapple, the taste is very unique citrus with some grapes and sweet apples....A lot going on here... very nice!
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden color with small white head out of bottle. Aroma of tropical fruits with citrus. Strong citrus flavor with finish of hops. Great beer.
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maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Citra-like nose, bitter fruit aromas, with some light shoe polish. Very pale straw color. Lemony, with tartness and solid hopping, sweet apples infused with citrus notes. Thin-medium body. Tasty, Big on sweetness and fruity hops.
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tropical fruit nose, mango, a bit stinky, orange. Dry berries. Sweet biscuity flavor, citrus, pineapple, flowery and tart. Light, soft carbonation, smooth. Original and unique.
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight hazy yellow pour w/ white head. Aroma is dank hops beckoning you to take a drink. So tasty, dank hops, sweetness, floral, not overbearing. Nice malt base balancing it all out. Lacing shown on each and every sip taken.
tomer (3047) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
at a tasting, thanks Tom, small bubbly head, quiteclear gold yllow colour, aroma of pomello, tropical fruits and herbs, grapefruit bitterness mellow and not too heavy, biscuity maltiness and a light fruity sourness in the back, quite light for a DIPA. Nice and enjoyable.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick yellow with a creamy head. Aroma is stinging alcohol. Flavor is sharp bitter with not much balance.
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