pcelovebeerbbq (7) - - SEP 21, 2014 does not count
It has an earthy, woody, caramel aroma. Brilliantly hoppy and bitter with a long bitter finish. Golden orange in colour and complimented by a frothy head.
This is my favourite beer on the planet, off the planet, and in the nearest parallel universe. BrunoSanchez (190) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 26, 2014
Magnifica!!! IPA italiana riuscita davvero bene. Dorata con schiuma bianca persistente. Al naso grande profumo resinoso ed erbaceo con note di caramello. In bocca bilanciata molto bene verso l’amaro. Sapore resinoso di pino ed agrumi con retrogusto di caramello e miele. Il corpo medio e la secchezza finale la rendono pericolosamente interessante. aggtBeer (37) - Rock Cave, West Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
I’m not sure what a California Moonset smells like, but this beer was pungent and overflowing with resin, grapefruit, and fruity hop notes. It looked hazy amber gold with a small white head and appropriately hipsterish in a mason jar. It was very bitter tasting but also had some sweetness. Piles of grapefruit and resin mixed with some milder biscuity malt. I really enjoyed this beer, but I’d already had several before, so I may have not been the best judge. Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2015 Intenso color giallo oro con soffice velo di schiuma bianca persistente. Inebrianti sentori di zucchero caramellato, fiori, ananas, arancia dolce e altri frutti esotici; gusto amaro bilanciato con note maltose e leggermente fruttate sposate a fiumi di luppolo. Finale lungo, persistente, asciutto, struttura setosa, corpo medio, efffervescenza gentile: una IPA fantastica, perfetta per l’estate! Alla spina guadagna corpo e struttura. Mortlach (2335) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 18, 2012
16/09/2012 on tap @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome). Ambrata, abbastanza limpida, schiuma bianca leggera, molto persistente. Al naso sentori di malto e luppoli, note agrumate e fruttate. In bocca è straordinariamente bilanciata nell’equilibrio tra malto e luppolo, ha un bell’amaro lungo e straordinariamente persistente e un finale abbastanza secco, leggermente sapida. Corpo medio, carbonatazione corretta. Birra stupefacente, di grande equilibrio, bevuta freschissima.
50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle courtesy of a modern day Roman Archimedes. All kinds of grapefruit and resinous hop aromas. Cloudy burnt orange pour with a white head. Very smooth and creamy despite the intense hop flavors. Huge grapefruit and pine resin notes that don’t overwhelm due to the silky smooth malt backbone. Good body, pleasant mouthfeel, and perfect carbonation. I know the hop bill must be outrageous, but there is no doubt this is a sessionable brew. In fact, I think it’s time for number two. If your a hop head, give this girl a whirl. If your not, well hell, no better time than the present to get on board the hop train. So get your ass to Rome and try some California Moonset...... fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, bb 09-2014lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Cloudy amber color with medium sized creamy head. The aroma is full of fruity hops initially, fruit jam, followed by a more earthy and spicy touch. This gravity is very good for this kind of beer, it provides a solid backbone, full body, and still it’s very drinkable; good toffee flavor, moderate residual sweetness, and abrasive bitterness, with loads of hop resins and bitter oranges; very long final.
Very much appreciated tonight.
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 330 ml bottle @ Ale & Hop, Barcelona. Pours a deep cloudy amber golden colour with a white head. Aroma is very strong with strong citrusy hops, some herbal notes and mild sweetness. Flavour of pungent citrusy hops, floral notes, mild caramel, pale malts and really nice and round herbal notes. Very big citrusy hoppy finish with pale malts and only a little sweetness. Extremely high drinkability. Hop head?s delight. tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2013
This is how an IPA should be. Period. It pours a hazy, pale amber body with a small, off-white head that reduces to a fully lasting thin layer after quite some time, and it laces the glass well. Very strong aroma with truckloads of hoppy notes. It’s mainly overripe tropical fruits and grapefruit, but it also has a solid malty backbone with caramel which makes this one smell more like a DIPA than your average super crisp IPA. The taste is moderate sweet and the slightly dry and very long-lasting finish is very heavy bitter. It’s a lovely, powerful and clean bitterness that lingers on and on. Amazing! The flavours are unusually strong, again with DIPA like overripe tropical fruits, grapefruit and malts in the back, but equally obvious are the resin and the juicy pine needles. Far in the back I get a whiff of alcohol. The mouthfeel is close to perfect, a lovely oily texture and medium carbonation, and the moderate carbonation enhances the crisp elements and makes sure that the overripe fruity notes doesn’t take over. A winner!KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Bottle from the brewery.
Flowery hops, fruit, but everything is pushed aside by inistent piney hops. I love it.