wombat23 (2150) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2017 BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I haven’t had this beer in about 4.5 years; I got a few bottles as part of the Alpha Collection. I’ve had several bottles, and my perceptions of this beer are weirdly inconsistent. At first I thought I detected some defects - off notes, diacetyl, DMS, etc. Then I had it again and it had a weird graininess. But now, here I sit with a bottle and it is pretty good; a touch perfumey with a slightly odd floral after-taste. Strange.
Appearance is quite good - sparkling and clear with good head. Aroma is a touch grainy but bitter. Flavor is not a kick-in-the-pants bitterness-wise, but is pretty good, although rather floral. Mouthfeel is average.
I got this bottle in the Alpha pack, courtesy of my Dad, who brought it over from Frederick, MD.
Draft at the Dulles airport. Gold color with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine. Good. 17Beer (452) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2017
12oz bottle. Great lacquer and citrus scents. Pours a clear gold honey color. Big white head subsists after time. Tons of lacing. Great astringent tastes of grapefruit and sourdough. Well balanced with a clean lingering complex finish. Very good. Drago7 (998) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 16, 2017
Backlog pite w 2013. Zapach przyjemny. Tropikalny chmiel, ale nie drażniący. Zaskakująco mniej chmielony niż porównywalny Atak Chmielu. Delikatniejszy od AC, przez co bardziej pijalny. Bardzo dobre, chciałoby się więcej. 10zł/355ml przesadzone. deepdrinker (369) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 Nice well balanced IPA with aromas of pine and grapefruit on the nose and a medium bitter taste with fruit flavours rotaman14 (798) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2017
Appearance: cloudy orange, minimal white head. Aroma: tropical fruits, beeswax, floral. Taste: medium bitter, malty. Expected more bitterness and hoppiness from this. Overall: malty but not bad IPA.
wilde_joost59 (346) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2017
Flesje thuis. Lekkere ipa, maar ik mis wat extra hop in de smaak. Mooie oranje gouden kleur. Prima, maar er zijn mooiere ipa's. rdixon77 (3107) - Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Old rating. Solid IPA in the more tradition malt backbone with bittering C hops. Still good go to mix 12 pack in the day. Unde (1186) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Orange beer with nice smallish head on top, slight lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has grapefruit and some pine hops, sweet caramel malts too. Taste is sweet with caramel malts and ends with grapefruit and slight pine hop notes. Medium to full body and medium carbonation. planetabirra (23) - york, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2017 great IPA. Appearance: deium foam, gold orange color. Aroma: citric hops and some malts. Taste: medium bitterness, citrus fruits. Medium body raymow (1875) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2017
bottled - nice golden color. Great hop aroma. Nice well-balanced hop flavor. A solid IPA.