DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012Bricktop86 (844) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Rating #2500!
I had hoped my trajectory would take me past one of these beers, preferably on draft. So how lucky that I happened to notice it was on tap at Maria’s, right along the way home from the IIT campus.
Draft IPA tulip, $6.
Smell is amazingly hoppy as one might expect mostly grass, with a little note of pine resin. Currently, the bartender has set a bottle of watermelon liqueur in front of me for mixing, and a patron next to me has been out dulling his senses with cigars. But yes, there’s some citrus in the grapefruit family, too. Color is on the lighter side of an IPA, more gold than amber. Taste is an expected smackdown of hops that helps blow the memory of the cigar guy out of my olfactory. Hop smell stays strong through the glass. They also keep a big bitter aftertaste on the top part of my tongue that amplifies the malts more than they probably are. That is, a lighter malt as befits its color, with little caramel roast to it, just a small stage for the hops to work their magic. The alcohol shows up, with a warning that I might set that aerosol flavor spray the bartender’s using on fire. Stays pretty bright in taste and texture. I;m still not feeling the octane internally, but it’s likely a good thing this is just a 12-ounce glass. Though the malts are light in color, they are definitely, um, making a statement. Any spills down the side of the glass get very sticky right away. A very complex hop bill sets this limited limited release aside from the others, and made me want to vote to make sure it comes back to Chicago on the next go-round.
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus, resin, and tropical fruit. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Ungstrup (37284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2017
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of fresh hops, grass, and exotic fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of fresh hops, grass, and exotic fruits, leading to a bitter finish. robinvboyer (4586) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2017
Typical lcbo.... The name of the beer is enjoy by July 4, 2016, and it’s new on the shelves June of 2017. Good job! What a joke. Pours a Cloudy orange pour, with a Gigantic white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, tropical fruit, hints of mango, and stone fruit with some candied citrus peel. Soft mouth feel, light carb. Finish is lightly bitter, and lightly tart with a soft tropical fruit to round it out.. Not. Bad, would love to have tried it fresh. mrol (311) - - JUN 17, 2017
Pours gold with a white creamy foam. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops. Nice hops with a bit of sweetness in the middle. Juicy hoppiness. Bacchus66 (196) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours golden amber with a rich, almost-white, two fingers of head. Good lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and pine trees with a solid dose of earth. Flavors are tart grapefruit, limes, pineapple and a touch of caramel sweetness. Super long bitter finish. Great IPA.
beer_rookie (554) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Pours a clear light golden color. About two fingers ivory head. Good retention, good lacing.jesperhammer (4727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2017
Aroma is tangerine, apricot, mango. Whoo, aroma burns my eyes. Hop resin.
Taste is kinda bitter. Some malt. Plenty of tropical fruit. Citrus, and pine. Hop resin. No alcohol taste.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied. No alcohol. Smooth, but resinous.
Overall, it’s very good. Not as dank as what I expected. I would buy it again, and I would recommend it.
20-APR-2017, as enjoy by 04.20.2017, @Stone Berlin, with Ulkløbben on the "Then We Take Berlin Tour".
Almost clear golden with a White, lasting, lacing head.
Slight kerosene, fruit, alcohol. Sweet, full body West Coast style IIPA. Very nice. BlackBeerPG (627) - Darien, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2017
Taste: complex flowery hops, dank and dry finish. Same with the nose. Amber color, slight haze, with a refined soft foam head and defined ringed lattice. Medium/full body. This was the "Enjoy By 4/20/17" version dambor (680) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 21, 2017
Enjoy by 20.04.17. Pours clear orange with small head. Aroma: very nice aroma of tropical fruit, coupled with nice dryness and a touch of pine. Very intense. Taste: nice dry but burstling with tropical flavors. Finish is dry with medium bitterness. Excellent, but given the fact that I had it on the due date I can imagine it already lost some aromas. Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 21, 2017
0.65l bottle @ Hotel Room. Sooo thirsty! This is a mild blurry darkish golden colored one, a nice medium sized just off-white head on the top leaving small lacings. Smells really inviting. Piney and kinda sticky. Lots of sweet red berries, spruces and mild birch. It’s really strong and hoppy in the taste. Just above average on the carbonation and it’s nice sticky oily in the mouth. Lots and lots of flavor in this. Birchey pine, strong malty yet somehow balanced. Bitter marmalade hints and peel. Really really tasty, and this bottle went away scary quick. 11.06.2015