alexsdad06 (10390) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2017 fletchfighters (1528) - - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-- Poured a clear, light orange amber color. Bright white one finger head. Great staying power to the head. Even better with swirling as got two fingers of head. Nice fluffy head that when recedes leaves lots of spotty and soapy lacing. Nice.
S-- Break this down two ways. In the bottle got a lot of bubblegum in the nose. Very vibrant smell. In the glass a lot of tropical sorbet. Peach, lime, guava, orange and soft grapefruit. in the glass it is slightly muted. Not as fresh as the bottle nose.
T-- Forward pine, grapefruit and orange bitterness, though getting slightly muted due to the age of the beer. Still shows flashes of what this can be.
M-- Medium feel and medium carbonation. Not as oily as it should be and showing lots of overripe orange, pine and grapefruit. malt backbone makes appearances in the feel as a good amount of toffee are well balanced with the fruits. Good citrus sorbet finish but it is showing it’s age.
O-- It’s old. Say that up front. Perfectly serviceable though. Shows flashes of what it was and that is more than enough. hides the alcohol well and something that would work in a big way in this climate. if Australia got fresh Big Eye watch out. Shows its age in the feel so the downgrade. Otherwise a world class IPA
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have lightly toasted malts, caramel, orange citrus, light resin, herbal notes, good, drinkable ipa. PatrickEthan (1) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2017 does not count
Aroma: Sweet with citrus, pine & grass overtones, only slight grapefruit scent <>
Appearance: A beautiful rust-gold color almost tending toward red <>
Taste: A nice rush of hops, finishing slowly, comes on for 10 seconds afterwards with bursts of sugar, citrus, pine, grass and grapefruit; delicious! <>
Palate: Slightly oily, lite acerbic bitterness, ripening towards the pine with only a little booziness <>
Overall: A highly drinkable IPA on the slightly sweet, piney-side with plenty of hops and a high-enough ABV (7%) to easily make it worth the admission price. At this level, and especially for the price ($9 for six-pack bottles) there may not be a better mid-level IPA. A current go-to beer for me. ReidBix (27) - - JUN 26, 2017
Pretty smooth IPA, bit of some fruity hops with a simple aftertaste. One of the easier IPAs to drink, but is still refreshing
- PotjeBier (3336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2017
From can in front of De Bierkoning (had this on tap once, in California in 2009, pre-RB). Clear deep golden color. Off white head. Aroma’s of caramel, dark malts, bitter hops. Bitterness is more upfront retronasal. Flavor is bitter, with dark malts in the background. Medium bodied. Long firm bitter finish. Now I need to re-retry with a fresh one. bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2017
From can. Straw, grass and citric hops in the aroma and flavor. A. Soft tartness. Grassy finish.
RobBestwick (930) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle. Orange citrus and caramel aroma. Orange/bronze colour with a frothy off-white head and lacing. Medium bitter citrus hop flavour balanced with sweet malts. Medium body with not much carbonation. Long bitter finish. Solid IPA. ccex (1313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2017
12 oz can pours a clear copper/orange color with moderate white head of tiny bubbles which leaves some lacing. Aroma is full of citrus hops, pine resin and caramel. Taste is bitter with a brief appearance of sweet malts in the middle before a long dry finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. This is a solid, satisfying IPA I’ll try again, although it didn’t make me say WOW the way that my first Sculpin did. macca147 (183) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2017
355ml can. Pours a copper amber with a thin beige head. Aroma: Citrus, pine, caramel, biscuity malt, toffee notes. Nice complex aroma; both malt and hops evident on the nose. Taste: Caramel/biscuity malt flavours followed by strong citrus flavours. Very hoppy. Lingering bitterness that dominates the aftertaste. Oily slick texture. Quite hoppy/bitter at the expense of having much flavour complexity. A nice IPA. Fisler (544) - Bamberg, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2017
Vom Fass direkt im San Diego Tabroom - frischer geht’s kaum. Optisch astreines Amber. In der Nase schöne Grapefruit. Setzt sich leicht süß im Trunk fort. Mittig malzig, hinten bitter. Ein IPA beim dem für jeden was dabei ist. Beerwithwings (97) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Can. Pours a lovely dark orange colour. To me it doesn’t have a lot of flavour from hops. Nice beer but could be better