boxofrane (1881) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with a large white head. The aroma is full of floral notes with some earthy notes. The taste is bitter with an orange citrus kick before a dry finish
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy golden redish. Thick head. Sweet aroma with some citrus and yeast. Very malty and slight citrus. Yeasty warm aftertaste. Not very hoppy flavor. Bitter finish with alcohol warmth.
dlbeer (663) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy/opaque brown pour.Light tan thick, lasting head. Smells of resinous hops and sweet caramel notes. Tastes of hops and caramel. A lot of carbonation. Very interesting beer.
burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 This is a unique brew! They are right the first sip is full of bubbles. Lots of carbonation in this one (it dies down as the beer sits, thank god!) Heavy resin & citrus in the aromatics. Taste (after the carbonation) has a slightly botanic bitterness that gets stronger but quickly tappers off into a rolling sweetness. I donít pick out any real particular tastes but the ones I do are an acetic/vinegary orange + pine herbalness... Kind of weird, lots of "resin" and citrus. Palate is thick and lively. Overall, I like and would love to try the filtered version!
TheJester (1728) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Hazy orange-gold with a small white head. Nothing special to look at. The aroma improves the experience, bringing a pineapple fruitiness along with citrus (grapefruit) and caramel. The flavour is where this one shines, carrying over all of the aspects of the aroma, and filling them out. A little sweet. Full body. Light carbonation. This would be an interesting one with which to do a vertical.
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color. Beige head with lacing. Quite a lot of visible yeast (?) at the bottom of glass. Strong aroma of fruity hops. Slightly sour taste of hops. Bitter finish.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Gracias a yespr. Deep golden amber colour. Pleasant sweet fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour: Fruity citrus hoppy, piney like, sweet, very bitter, dry, lovely.
jritte04 (1) - - SEP 3, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great IPA. A couple of friends gifted this to me, so I only have one bottle of it but I am certainly going to fix that soon.
The pour is lively with a brassy tint and a decent head. The aroma is the first standout property that you notice - the aroma has all the usual spice and fruit tones, but also has a ...zing that makes you want to get to the drinking part real quick. The initial taste cinches the proposition. Hops and more hops. No beer has a better hop taste than this. The taste mellows on your tongue a bit after the initial tartness of the hops, but retains a decent roundness, but nothing worth putting off the next sip for. And thatís my single complaint with this beer - the finish. The finish is weaker than I expected for a beer that comes on so strong from the beginning.
Overall, one of the best beers Iíve ever had.
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A-- Poured a light cola color and settled a dark amber ruby color. Nice look to this. One finger light tan head. Helhd up extremely well. A good few minutes at half a finger and the rest of the time a thick film/ collar. One good ring of lacing on the glass.
S-- Pungent, yet crisp and lively. Pungent grapefruit, orange and pine. Like walking through a Pine forest after rain. Good malt backbone to this.
T-- Lots of carmel covered orange and grapefruit. Slightly slick and sweet. Good amount of bitterness to this. Has some barleywine tones to this.
M-- Burnt toffee with orange medicinal qualities. Low carbonation, oily, and orange cough syrup medicinal. Hard orange/grapefruit medicinal finish with burnt toffee.
O-- Good looking, good nose, and good taste to start. Then it got real medicinal. Decent enough for one, maybe two. Stick with the West Coast DIPAís
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, citrus and grapefruits.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, citrus and grapefruits.
Dry hoppy finish.