balloonbuffoon (601) - - SEP 11, 2017
12floz bottle, bottling code near the bottom, but no freshness date, paid $2 as a single, poured contents into a pint glass. This has been one of my all time favorite AIPAs. Unfortunately BR is off and on distribution is off and on in my immediate area, but can get with a little extra effort. Looks great, its a golden IPA with a nice amount of head, and a scent combination of lemon, basket of citrus fruits, and underlying pine. You cannot go wrong with the classic C-hops. Full of herb and pine bitterness, but leaves room for citrus juiciness. Malt are just enough to lend some sweetness and adequate weight to this beer. Without them this would be one of those blowhard IPAs beefed up with brewers sugar. I absolutely hate it when brewers pump up the alcohol without using malted grains, all to emphasize hop bitterness - it's not good. With that said if BR uses such methods in this beer, it at least works, and not obvious as some. The end result is I like this AIPA for its consistency. At one time, it was leaps and bounds above the crowd. jhking34 (19) - - SEP 8, 2017
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Don't know what the hype is all about. Didn't care much for this one. Drinkable but nothing to exciting KaptenBoelja (8) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2017 does not count
Tested from bottle. 8° C. at home.
Lovely head high and almost snowwhite. Pleasent aroma with a promise of loads of hops. Label indicates "aggressive beer", but mouthfeel is only very pleasent, hoppy but not aggressive. It is very balanced, lots of aromatic hops and a beautiful body to go with it. The 7,5% ABV is not intrusive.
This is an almost perfect brew that the brewmaster must be proud of. I could drink this beer the whole evening. THANKS Shain (178) - ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2017
Bottle, 330ml. Huge foamy head. Hoppy aroma, mild bitterness, good carbonation. Simple but strong hop flavor, nice. Head is big and lasting, with a pleasent texture and flavor. Very good.
_mgc_ (4) - - AUG 9, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2017 Strong weight, Full body aroma, Tropical fruit, Pineapple, The taste of strong hops, The solid of IPA yy0pp (1632) - - AUG 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma - Grapefruit, pine, caramel, orange, pineapple. Taste - Bitter, light sweetness, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, grass, nuts, lychee. So rich! So tasty! adancer (10) - - AUG 4, 2017
I don't want to put in 75 characters to fulfill this here agreement with you guys. The beer is really just okay.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2017
BBD: 8/21/17ReidBix (27) - - JUN 27, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 21A American IPA
AROMA: Moderately strong orange and lemon citrus (though I suspect the lemon character may be oxidation). Slight candy/floral character, too. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Rusty copper-orange hue (9-11 SRM). Large creamy beige head. Retains and laces well. 3/3
FLAVOR: Moderately-strong orange and lemon citrus (lemon flavor very likely due to oxidations). Some floral hop flavor as well. Bitterness doesn’t seem as strong as advertised (75 IBUs) - could be due to age. Malt base creates for a general sweetness, but nothing specific. Slight lingering citrus pith and faint astringency. No alcohol presence. 14/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; medium carbonation. Surprisingly smooth creamy texture. No alcohol warmth for 7.5% ABV; but doesn’t feel like such a big beer. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: When fresh this can be world class, but a typical bottle is just plain good. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 35/50
Gotta get in on that hoppy hour while it's still hot. Looking to crush these while I can. Hella good IPA