mgajdaczewa (1427) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
W aromacie dominują nuty leśno żywiczne, w tle słodkie nuty tropikalne i czerwonych owoców sugerujące że mamy do czynienia z poważnym zawodnikiem. W smaku potężne uderzenie goryczki, która mimo swej mocy jest krótka, orzeźwia a nie męczy i dopuszcza do finiszu lekki cytrusowy posmak. Wytrawne, żywiczne, potężne. Nieco zbyt mało kompleksowe, ale to świetnie skorojone IPA. I pijalne, niestety, nieźle ukryty alkohol.
lightbias (435) - USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark apricot, full of sediment and topped with a small, off-white foam, the head too heavy and wet to stick to the glass. The aroma is a thick pine, rich with citrus, and held aloft with a sweet malt backdrop; caramel with a bit of molasses in the flavor. The medium body is thick on my tongue, lightly carbed, but not as well as I could really enjoy. There could be so much more. I would enjoy this again, but wouldn’t be a favorite. And Simcoe is soooo good. I’m a bit disappointed.
michcam8 (467) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bunch of floaties (big) in my glass when i emptied the 12oz bottle...gross! After I filtered out, cloudy orangish glow with a fluffy white head. Faint aroma of citrus hops, and some caramel malts. Taste was malty, citrus, and very bitter. Alcohol was also noticeable. Did not enjoy this beer much. Would not recommend to others.
drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’ve had this before many times and it’s always excellent. However, this time I may have gotten an older bottle as the hops don’t seem too fresh.
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a murky dark orange with limited white head, some sedimentation from bottle settled at bottom of glass. Resinous nose, fresh pine and grass with a hint of caramel sweetness. More malt taste than I expected, but hop flavors - moderate citrus, floral and pepper notes - come through rather nicely. Heavy mouthfeel with a syrupy consistency. Exudes booziness as it warms.
kevinsenn (1854) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pleasant tropical fruit aroma with a little caramel. Taste of raisin and brandy with citrus and boozy notes. Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Average double ipa.
HomerBeerOdysy (98) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE - Opaque, 1FH, Carbonation, amber.
AROMA/SCENT - Hops, sweet, malts, pine.
TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Carbonation, dry, clean, crisp, lingering, bubbly, effervescent.
VALUE - $8 for 12-oz bottle. Decent.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Simple, OK, drinkable.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the KoBB meeting. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is oranges and pine. Taste is still more orange, maybe the grapefruit, caramel, light toast, and heat.
libertine (364) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2016 pours a hazy orange amber with a nice white head. Aroma of tangerines, red grapefruit, caramel malt, and resin. Flavor is fantastic. Well balanced. Orange, Grapefruit, resin, and sweet. Full bodied. Oily texture and a little sticky on the lips. Alcohol is well hidden and this is so drinkable that it is real dangerous at 9%. Finish has a lasting bitterness.. This is real good.
czar (6972) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear bright golden orange with a small reviving off-white cap, some lacing. spicy and piney melons, mangoes, minty citrus, danky, some sweetness - honey, grassy leafiness and lots of minty-like plants/herbs, earthy; doughy fruity maltiness layered in caramel, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily thick; balanced grassy-piney-citrusy finish. good balance and drinkability. tad old-school but nice with some juicy features.