DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2012
500ml bottle. Big pine, orange citrus, little grapefruit, light soapy hop aroma. Grass, some floral, herbal hops. Light malty, bit toasty. Clear yellow color. Good thin off-white head. Good thick lace. Lighter, soft smooth carbonation. Good crisp quality to it, more dry texture. Nice light bitter taste, little sweet zest. Great IPA, better than expected fidelis83 (2396) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Clear darkish gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy off white head. Awesome citrus, floral and tropical fruit nose, some toast, caramel and biscuit, but the hops really own the aroma. Flavor is tropical fruit, citrus and berry fruit, some spicy acidic hop bite, toast, biscuit, light, but sweet caramel, floral honey, a hint of lemon and bubble gum. Light to medium bodied with a creamy, oily feel until the somewhat dry, acidic hop dry finish. Fantastic, the best new (to me) IPA I have had in a long time. northropfrye (3506) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Nice floral citrus hoppy aroma. Apple appearance. Taste is a nice citrus bitter. Good beer. ALLOVATE (3002) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2012
Tasted @ Grain Cru - Roll Out the Barrels, Belgian Beer Café, Perth.stuckinprague (43) - - SEP 20, 2012
Amber gold with good clarity and fine carbonation. Head held aloft briefly before dissipating. Tropical fruit esters dominate the nose with a shy amount of pinewood and butterscotch poking through; noticeably citric with vinous undertones and hints of ripe mango, guava, peach and apricot. Tight, bold bitterness commands the first sip. Whole hop cones come out and play nicely amongst a field of grainy and gritty malt. Bitter orange and rose water is prevalent but there is tropical fruit giving it a ripe and tangy profile. Assertively bitter and wonderfully balanced with a lengthy herbal, grassy and piney finish. The body firm but not weighty with enough carbonation just to see it linger shortly upon the palate. This is a lip-smacker of an IPA. Not as over the top as most exceed to be, this is just a well crafted and controlled brew. Good stuff! (50cL, unknown bottling, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Bottle. Beautiful straw golden colour, with big carbonated bubbles. Pours with a quickly dispersing head. Grapefruit aromas in the hops, a bit of peach or passionfruit sweetness as well. Taste is very hoppy, but still smooth. The hop flavours change throughout the beer giving a wonderfully complex beer. It has a floral and fruity bitterness on the tip of the tongue, a more herbal hop bitterness in the back and a general grapefruit bitterness surrounding the beer. The beer has a light plum aftertaste. Oh, and caramel flavours for sure. Palate is light and carbonated. Delicious beer, doesn’t get much better than this.
robforbes (2235) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
pours a semi-clear orange with a small off white head.
smell is of caramel, citrus, some floral, and some pine.
taste is crisp, hoppy, caramel, a touch of pine, citrus, and malt in the back. ends on the bitter side. jcr (2692) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bomber. Clear amber body. White, frothy head, rapidly diminishing. Raw, leafy hops dominate the aroma. Notes of caramel, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, soft carbonation. Chewy hops and some raw grain. Thick with lingering bitterness. Floral notes in the finish is nice. Reminded me of a thick, rich Alpha King. mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Finally decided to give this a shot. Overall I was really impressed. Clear golden pour with a perfect fluffy white head. Aroma was lemony with some danky American hops thrown in there. I would assume Nelson Sauvin were used for obvious reasons but they seem to shine here. Really dig it. Flavors were extremely balanced. Lots of piney dank hops, slight grassiness, bitter orange peel. Lasting bitter finish. Perfect mouthfeel, right in the middle. They struck a nice balance here. One of the best IPAs I have had in a long time. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2012
A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, floral, and spicy hops with some caramel and lightly bready malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some floral and spicy hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuity malt. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and tropical hops, spicy hops, bitterness, and some sweet bready malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, spicy, and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Great hop profile with good bitterness and great overall balance. petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours gold with a touch of amber, and medium white head. On the nose its super hoppy with citrus notes. Tastes spicy citrus hops, big beautiful beer, one of new zealand’s best