samzim (437) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Boozy aroma with citrus notes. Clear amber colour. Tropical fruit notes, with caramel flavour; sustained bitter finish. Medium body and lively carbonation. Quite a tasty beer. dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Brilliant golden color, clear body, with ample fluffy white head. Sticky lacing as I progressed through the glass. Very fresh and aromatic...strong floral and citrus scents on the onset. Slightly peppery finish. Huge pine flavors with grapefruit and other citrus notes. Some bready biscuit flavors as well. Well-balanced with plenty of zip from the hoppy goodness. kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2015
12 oz bottle. Appearance is clear, pale amber color with light, creamy off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange peel, with floral and alcohol notes. Taste is hop bitterness up front with flavors of grapefruit giving way to a subdued sweetness. Palate is light on the tongue, somewhat viscous texture, with a bitter finish. maekchu (4054) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Somehow hadn’t gotten around to this one. Sharp tangy grapefruit nose, some thick caramel behind, a bit of stinky fruit, too. Light copper/orange color, thin head, some lace. Tasty hopping right away, begins to balance in mid, but hops re-emerge, with a bit of burn in finish. Medium body, a bit of hop texture. Well, nothing is really outstanding, but somehow it all adds up. Pretty damn good (and I’m not a huge fan of the brewery, overall). TEJA (3257) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Long lasting off white head. Clear golden beer. Firm american hop aroma with a tuch of bergamott. Big hop taste with a solid bitternes that is balanced with all other taste in the beer. The sweetness is low but balance the bitterness. Well fermented to give a dry finnish.
nihtila (3912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
20.12.2014. Malty, citrus hops in aroma. Taste is balanced, fruits, exotic fruits, pineapple, hoppy bitter finish. Expected more. Freaky_tiki (1357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
On tap at Toronto’s most lame Louis Cifer is a great find. Not as hoppy as expected, but with a solid core of bitterness throughout. Didn’t measure up to the Great Lakes Karma Citra I had after it, but still pretty solid. trapped (3602) - New York, TURKEY - APR 2, 2015
Draught. Golden yellow with with small foamy white head, grassy hops aroma, low carbonation, balanced hoppy taste, long finish. Nearest thing to golden standard for an India Pale Ale. HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 650 ml bottle from the LCBO.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Appearance: Pours a
slightly hazy amber colour with lots of white head. Average retention and lots of lacing.
Malt, citrus, slightly bitter hop finish.
Average viscosity with higher carbonation.
Overall: Nice IPA but I was surprised to find more malt than I expected. This wasn’t a bad thing as there was a good balance between the malt and citrus.
Bottle to glass. Pours a light amber orangish color with an off white head. Aroma is big citrusy hops, with a nice balanced malt backbone. Flavor is a bit more on the bitter end, but has a good fruity citrusy hop presence. A nice flagship IPA.