tillmac62 (200) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 10/2/13. Pours a hazy golden with a massive head and a long lasting lace. Excellent nose of citrus hops. Grapefruit is the primary aroma, but is backed up with orange and lemon against a slight sweetness. Light medium bodied with strong carbonation. Taste is like the nose, grapefruit predominates with orange and lemon in the background over a slight sweetness. A pleasant tartness and bitterness are present. Be advised, this is a grapefruit flavor bomb that some will find overpowering in terms of grapefruit flavor intensity. Clean finish much like the taste with a long lingering tart and bitter aftertaste. An exceptionally well crafted and flavorful ale.
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Citrus, toasty, some floral hops, and some caramel in the tastes.
RichTheVillan (2995) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy copper pour with big frothy off white head, big lemony citrus aroma, big citrus taste with grapefruit, quite sweet a hint of honey a decent amount of bitterness, recommended.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of someone... Pours a golden beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma of lemon peel, yeasts, pines and a slight malty, caramel touch. Flavor is bitter, juicy and full of fresh citrusfruits with a sweet tone in the aftertaste. Great, light prickly mouthfeel. Very nice beer!
Habanero (2630) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, peach, caramel and grassy notes. Sweet flavor that endsup more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily text. And soft carb. A very nice 2 x IPA.
worldbeertaste (1653) - AUSTRIA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber with a white, thin, frothy, lasting, lacy, lasting head. Smells of fruity citrus hops, malt and toasted malt, with some yeast. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel and tropical fruit. Delicious and easy to drink. Great balance.
jmgreenuk (4472) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is hoppy slightly varnish. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich oily liqourice bitter alcohol palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Benzai (8371) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Clear orange color, medium sized white head. Aroma is malts, hops, fruityness, pine and resin. Taste malts, hops, resin, pine, fruityness, bitter. Oh yes this is lovely! Oh yes. Lovely.
kermis (5260) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel malt, grassy hops. Flavour is light moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
deanso (5362) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ THT tasting.
Thin white head. Hazy golden pour. Lovely hoppy aroma. Lovely smooth bitterness. Nicely done.