chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer pours a bright copper color, slightly cloudy and a small foamy head. Aroma is right on: caramel malts with apricot, vanillla and bread. A wonderful sticky mouthfeel - lots of body. Moderate carbonation. Sweet like an imperial. Hops like grapefruit. Very bitter finish. This is a bid IPA. Very satisfying. Everything one looks for in an IPA is here. Might be the best Widmer brew I have tried to date.
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head drops pretty quickly.. nice lacing ... decent cap... the brew is a hazed light amber.
Nose has a good pungent hoppiness.. grapefruit zest and pine comb.. with an interesting tropical fruity profile... odd.. the malts seem a touch too high and even show some dark toast....
Big bitterness out of the gate.. the bitter bite blows things out of the water.. citrus and something that I associate with more tropical hops.... maybe some melon... but the flavor pretty much drops into the bitterness and trails on forever... some dry toasty malt presence shows on the finish with shelf warmth.
Bitter --- hoppy --- bitter again ... seems thin with malts ... definitely one dimensional... A decent PNW IPA, but loses all the intricacies...
I doubt I will buy this one again... odd and not that good... and certainly not very enjoyable.
rouhlas (1756) - GREECE - AUG 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Light unclear orange amber color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, pine. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
jamaty (1546) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambar clara, espuma excelente. Rico aroma. Maracuyá, pomelo…Amargor lupulado, suave, cremosa. Cuerpo medio. Galleta tostada en la base, y muy lupulada, cítrica sobre todo. Final amargo semiseco. Bebible para 7º. Notable.
mithe (1207) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 0,355l from Ogar (Brno))
Aroma: Malty, sweet, biscuit/bread (freshly baked muffins), some sweet fruits/berries/stonefruits.
Appearance: Cloudy, dark orange color. Medium, off-white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Light sticky texture. Long bitter finish.
Overall: Nice, tasty.
slowrunner77 (7875) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"eh. maybe getting old. nice-ish floral and citrus aroma, flavor shows a little more spice than expected, but the malt is too prevelant. had a nelson iipa today that was much better."
Pyrmir (4738) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is hoppy, balanced with a lot of marmalade. Taste has lots of pine, resin and marmalade
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Henry’s: Created a thick pillow of white head while the liquid was a sparkling clear golden color. In the aroma, my nose detects a lot of usage of hop pellets that give off the scents of a oily and buttery smell combined with some pine and citrus. The flavor is smooth and has notes of light citrus and earthy green hop pellets that give a well balanced bitter taste to the rest of the ingredients, particularly the malts and water. An excellent IPA that is easily quaffable and has some flavor to back it up.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle -
A little more balance with this beer than the previous X-114 IPA. I don’t mind balance but I appreciate a hop-foward IPA too. The aroma is really floral, and the sweetness really amplifies the floral hop aspect. Flavor has a spicy malty/woody hop 1-2 punch going on. Some alcohol noticeable in the flavor but not out of control or anything. A nice IPA, but I did enjoy the X-114 more.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Amber/orange pour with a nice cap of white head. Piney hops and grapefruit in the aroma. Taste is of resinous pine sap, caramel malts, rye and tropical fruits. Balanced flavor. Average mouthfeel. Tasting notes from 11/2011.
miquelcrush (1937) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cervesa bastant llupolitzada, però també maltosa.
Cerveza bastante lupolizada, pero también maltosa.