BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Massive head and hazy orange body. A wonderful hop aroma. A little soapy, a little bitter, a hint of floral. Suprisingly good. The body is well balanced. Malt and hops initially, with a massive upswing in honey followed by a bitter finish. Excellent. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Reviewed from notes. Tasted from bottle at Lush West Town. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Nose is subdued but complex with fresh orange, grapefruit, bread, kumquat, and bitter hops. The flavors are very dry and bitter, slightly yeasty, and beautifully balanced bitterness. The body is medium with average carbonation and an awesome bitter finish. pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle pours amber with picture perfect, pillowy white head that lasts forever.Earth, resin, caramel, spruce, spoiled vegetables. Moderate/high bitterness, low/moderate sweetness. Medium bodied is crisp and a tad acidic. Not used to IPAs of this quality from Japan. ads135 (5232) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. One of the best characteristics of this beer is its balance. Fruity with some resiny zing. Tropical with a medium body. fiulijn (21522) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle at REAL A Gastropub, Honolulu, HI
omhper (26031) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Cloudy light amber color, with big creamy head. The aroma is strong, hoppy, very grassy, with some yeast spices, animal, manly. Lean mouthfeel, dry; it has some malt flavor, strong hopping, with green and grassy character, some light soapy impression too. Long, bold and dry final.
Keg at Popeye, Tokyo. Hazy bronze colour, creamy head. Floral hay aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Hay and flowers - british style hops. Soft and pleasant with marked bitter finish. bhensonb (16108) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from John’s Marketplace. Pours pale orange with a very creamy 4-finger off-white head. Aromas of light fruit, mild caramel and floral hops. Medium body with near frothy carbonation. Flavor is floral and citric. Caramel is mild. It’s bitter, but not incredibly so. A very flavorful, very floral ale. Excellent. drpimento (3862) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Geez, after reading a few of the recent reviews, I was prepping myself for a less than ideal beer. And all l can think is they musta got some old stuff or something. This one is pretty decent and true to style. Poured with gigantic, cream colored head that lasts a long time and a little lace. Color is a clear orange amber. Aroma is a nice hoppy, malty, and a bit yeasty beer. Flavor is like aroma. Body is good and so is carboantion. Good quaffing brew. Balanced. Nice easy finish of short to medium length that is like flavor. Session beer. Except for the crazy price. douglas88 (9828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2009
500 ml bottle picked up in California shared by footbalm, thanks man! Pours a massive dangerously expanding mess of white foam with a cloudy apricot color. The aroma is nice sweet orange-like earthy hops, light lemons. The flavor is similarly dominated by fresh citrus and earthy and spicy hops. I can imagine that hop heads searching for extreme bitterness will dislike this, but it is really hoppy, just not bitter at all. Nice and very drinkable. JK (6379) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Cloudy gold appearance. Huge white head. Immensely floral aroma, with a bitter hop flavor, and possibly Belgian yeast. It reminds me of some of the Belgian IPAs. Good hop flavor, and a citrus finish.