tapefuzz (615) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2017 IslandHaole (1274) - Misawa, - JAN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A slightly cloudy dark amber color with a short lived light beige head. Fantastic aroma of pine tar, grapefruit and cotton candy. Crisp and hoppy up front, loads of grapefruit peel, very nice bitterness. Has some mild sweetness in the middle but it is quickly engulfed with that industrial strength hop follow. I just finished a Ballast Point 2XIPA but this is even better (IMO). Another very pricy addition to the local import beer shop.
12oz bottle. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is mango, floral hops, and more tropical fruit. Taste is pine, dull tropical fruit, faint citrus, and yeast. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Crisp. Clareeses (119) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2017 On draft at 21st Street Brewers Bar
Aroma 8/10: Tropical fruit esters and piney hops
Appearance 4 /5: clear amber with lacy head. A very classic looking beer.
Palate 3 /5: moderate carbonation with full mouthfeel
Taste 8/10: extremely hoppy - piney, fruity, and fresh. Finishes bright without a lot of bitterness.
Overall 17/20: a classic west coast ipa. Sometimes you’re just in the mood for something bitter and bright, and I’ll always go back to this one.
Final: 4.0 Thunderverb (62) - Visby, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2017
Pours a clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, tropical fruit in general, flowers, melon and wood. Taste is malty and fruity. Lots of resinous piney bitterness. SvanteL (570) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2017
Guldgul, disig med stort fast skum som håller länge och sedan lämnar fina rester på glaset. I doften finns massor av läckra frukter, både söta tropiska och citrus, och även lite tallbarr. Smaken är lite marmeladsöt och mycket fruktig, en fin grapebeska avslutar och balanserar upp sötman. En komplex och mycket smakrik öl med lite oljig munkänsla, mycket bra! llkc (2469) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2017
Surfe appelsin mango kant honing melon malt smag frisk citrus super frugtig frisk lime appelsin melon
NiklasT (49) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2017
Apperance orange, slightly hazy. Lots of hops in the aroma, tropical fruit. Fantastic balance between fruitiness, sweetnes and bitterness. This is one of the classical west coast ipa’s and still one of the very best. Brettsky06 (465) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
Bright orange pour. Tropical fruit aromas, mostly mango. Taste is great the hops are crisp and juicy but yet bitter. Really good IPA jspencer78 (40) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2017
I’m not always a fan of IPAs particularly as American brewers have taken to trying to make them as bitter as possible but this is very tasty. Great summer ale with fruit aroma and crisp citrusy taste with a great hoppy fade. BreweryMonger30 (4) - - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
This pale ale has fresh pine and fruity with earty aroma and bitter aftertaste. RobBestwick (935) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Rich citrus, peach and mango aroma. Pours golden in colour with a frothy white head. Sharp bitter lemon flavour with some hints of peach/apricot. Medium to full bodied with a slick texture and moderate carbonation. Long bitter citrus finish with some warming alcohol.