TheHOFF43 (2045) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from jmikolich, thanks Jim! Great aroma on this. Very balanced IPA, lots of malt but it adds to the mouthfeel. Awesome beer.
MelvinKalksma (1109) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, pine, hops and citrus.
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with slight yeast and with a slight/medium off-white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazing appearance, being super opaque with a steady head. The aroma could have been stronger thanks to this. Great taste and palate.
Wallaby501 (35) - - NOV 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the brewery.
AROMA- Dampened fruity smell. Not as "bright" as some other IPAs
APPEARANCE- Nice dark golden color, good lacing
TASTE- Good initial bite and heavy fruit taste of melon, perhaps apricot. Finishes slightly bitter along with a continuing of the fruit. Nice malty backend makes this quite balanced. Very nice.
PALATE- Slightly slick but far less than other IPAs are generally.
OVERALL- A nice quaffable IPA. Nothing that is gonna blow you away but a solidly balanced beer. Would drink again for sure.
androman (1906) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pint 6fl oz bottle at home from FirmaBier. Nose is citrus, tropical fruits. Body is opalescent orange, head is big, white, frothy rocky, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, honey, citrus, orange peel, mandarin. Medium sweet, light bitter, light citric sour. Finish is medium lasting citric hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, tasty, nice one.
Alengrin (4713) - BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
American IPA from a 65 bottle bought at Bierhalle Deconinck. Frothy and thick, very moussy, foamy, egg-white head (very) slowly thinning in the middle, crowning a lightly hazy, warm and deep orange golden beer with peachy hue, low in visible fizz, turning a muddy orange-hued ochre with sediment added. Lush and dank, typical modern IPA aroma of dried grapefruit peel, sweet paprika, chicken spices, biscuit, green bell pepper, cumin cheese, lemon rind, passion fruit, dry marihuana, oregano, cheese crackers, orange-scented soap. Lively onset with clean yet vivid fruitiness of orange, passion fruit and green banana in a typical sweet and sour mixture, well-carbonated in a refined way fit for the style; minerally accents (very vaguely salty) as well. Supple, smooth, lightly oily mouthfeel, biscuity and lightly bready middle, crackers, providing a nice and sufficiently thick malty backbone for a growing, aromatic, spicy and grapefruity hop bitterness, drying the back of the mouth, bittering in a resinous and confident, long-lasting way and at the same time yielding lovely retronasal effects of red curry, lemon zest and sweet paprika. Accessible, well-balanced, juicy, aromatic IPA: no game changer perhaps, but a very pretty example of the style. Very suitable as an apéritif as well.
Iznogud (2838) - CROATIA - SEP 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC 2016, red session. Pours cloudy orange, white head. Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange, pine, caramel malty. Sweetish with lasting bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very nice.
TET (2740) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy, light orange beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has delicious and sweet fruitness, peaches, mandarin, fructose, some citrusfruits, hint of vanilla and fruit candies. Taste has fruitness, fructose, peaches, some pine, medium bitterness that’s enough. Medium+ bodied, balanced carbonation. Age of this bottle is mysterious, propably some aging is happened. High-quality brewing again, great and fruitful aroma, tasteful.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at Vintage Estate this beer poured a dark copper color with a medium sized creamy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet with pine and cactus notes. The flavor was sweet yet bitter with pine, cactus and tequila. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Ok.
g_georgiou (505) - CYPRUS - SEP 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber body with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity and floral. Grapefruit, caramel, orange, citrus. Taste is sweet and medium to light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, watery texture. Very nice.
birocotsios (147) - - AUG 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 Cloudy orange with big white foam. Hoppy aroma of flora. Bittersweet taste with hops, flora, citrus fruits especially orangr and grapefruit and sweet alcohol and malts.
punkska101 (1808) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thx Seb A: grapefruit, this one is surely old no date on the bottle, caramel, a mix of west coast old hops that I can’t identify. orange, herbacy App: murky light orange smallish white head t/p: med body with moderate bitter finish. Soft carbonation. O: sadly I’m rating this low because I’m sure this bottle is old. Every brewery should have a clear bottling date.