thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 An amazing take on an IPA. I smell citrus and spicy floral hops with the sweet malt in the background. I also get that unique potent hop grapefruit smell that you can only get from whole cone hop beers. The taste is spicy hops up front ending with the malt sweetness that gives off some cinnamon brown sugar malt tastes that mixes in with the citrus bitter grapefruit dry hop at the end. The whole flower hops are a unique twist to this IPA and you can tell the difference between this and others of the style. To compare it to another beer I’d say its close to how Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale tastes. Excellent beer.
mmahut (1393) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, OP. Clear amber body with low head. Aroma has caramel character, earthy, probably oxidized. Taste has high caramel sweetness, medium earthy bitterness, pine. Body is full, medium carbonation.
angelkostvo (841) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colour, off white head, aroma of peach, weed and grass. Taste is light to medium bitter, a bit astringent, light to medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.
VictorStr (1664) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Välidgt fruktig, hel del grapefrukt och vissa mango toner?. Fyllig smak med bra beska.
HerrBierkoenig (489) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 10/02/2016 Pours light cloudy golden amber liquid, big frothy tan head, Aroma: malty, caramel, hopy, grapefruit, tangerines, light alcohol, candied fruits, Taste: medium sweet, heavy bitter, light sour, malty, candied fruits, caramel, lot of hops, dominant grapefruit, citrus, exotic fruits, Palate: medium body, slick to oily texture, average to lively carbonation, long bitter aftertaste, very drinkable, Overall: excellent brew, enjoyed, aroma is bit better than taste, which is more rough bitter, but still very good.
overtheline (46) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy burnt amber with small off white head, reduces to cap. Nose of sweet mango and pineapple and some bitter citrus. Taste is quite malty and caramely with some orange. Really good mouth feel, nice body to it and quite high carbonation that fades quite substantially. Good drying finish, bitterness not excessive. Really enjoyable balance.
tfontana (83) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hannaford Supermarket Exeter NH. Aroma is strong resinous, spruce hops with some cereal malts. Appearance is clear golden orange with minimal sparkle, 1 finger width creamy head with minimal retention and moderate lacing. Taste is moderately strong balance of sweet and bitter. Palate is medium bodied creamy texture with lively carbonation across the whole tongue. Finish is mildly bitter. Overall, a meaty IPA above average across the board.
mithe (1045) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Malty, bread, light fruity.
Appearance: Clear amber color. Long lasting, beige head.
Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, light bread, light earthy.
Palate: Full body. Long earthy bitter finish.
Overall: Tasty malty IPA.
kustie (356) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@chickie’s&pete’s, Philadelphia. Amber color with nice bubbling head. Aroma has pine, citrus and mango. Taste is malty and bitter. Flavors of malt, mango, citrus, pine. Nice soft mouth feeling.
eggraid101 (50) - Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a delicious beer, a great ipa. Good balance of hops and not too sweet.
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SG111 (451) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles. Best by date is 12/23/14. So take this with a grain of salt. Pours clear honey golden color, white/beige head. Aroma is mango, grapefruit, tropical fruits. The degeneration is apparent. But not too bad. Flavor is a pretty much a malt bomb. I haven’t had a non-fresh IPA in a long time. This is caramel malts, toffee, orange, grapefruit citrus come through in the middle and the finish. More like a light Barleywine than an IPA at this point. Still enjoyable and I tend to think this is great fresh. Will have to revisit fresh.