hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2017 fidelis83 (2510) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, soapy, off white head. Aroma is big on juicy citrus and tropical hops, a little biscuit, toast, caramel and a pleasant, sort of earthy floral leafiness, that could be more hops or the tea. Flavor is much more heavy on caramel than I would have guessed from the aroma, a little toffee, lots of biscuit, the hops take a while to come in, but offer a very enjoyable profile, mango forward tropical notes, juicy citrus, and as the finish comes around so does that earthy, leafy floral note, that I am still not sure of the origin of, though if green tea weren’t in the name I wouldn’t think of it as anything other than hops. Palate has a nice creamy feel throughout, with a crisp, slightly drier finish and a moderate strength, slightly sharp carbonation, all of which fit the beer nicely. I really didn’t expect much from this beer, but I was very pleasantly surprised, tasty and decently refreshing with a fairly unique flavor.
22oz bottle (been sitting in my cellar for a bit). Poured an orange color with an off white head. Floral, some herbal / tea, and some citrus. RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Clear yellow with big head. Initial green tea, hop, malt aroma. Very smooth mouth feel. Taste is floral and sweet malt.Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2013
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Bomber. Tons of carbonation. Hazy orange with a beige head. Spicy, malty and slight tea aromas. Fruity, candy and only a bit of bitterness. jjgmd (2248) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bomber. Pours a yellow golden rusty color with a subtle shade of green and a nice wispy white head. Nose is hoppy with chai, citrus and some subtle sweetness. Taste is hoppy, bitter with tea, vanilla and chai flavor, quite flavorful. Finish is dry and ends with moderate bitterness, with the same flavors. Interesting and pleasant IPA. quaff score 8 / 10 zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a dark orange with a white head and hoppy, earthy aroma. Taste is of hops, citrus, and resin while mellowed by green tea. chai, and flower, earthy notes which follow leading to a dry, slight bitter finish. Nice IPA, different brew with mellowing green tea
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
Interesting and a little bit weird in taste. The name was more intriguing though. Some nice features and aromatic was. SudsMcDuff (8496) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
I quite enjoyed this, this isn’t some cheap chinese panda beer, feels like it was handmade in belgium!
deathserv (27) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
22oz bottle. Surpringly orange-tinted hazy pour with a ~2cm off-white head. Aroma is relatively subtle, resiny, floral to my nose. Bitter up front, moderately sweet, long finish. For what it’s worth, and having eaten many "green tea" flavored snacks, I don’t taste the commercial "green tea" taste I expected here. I do not know what part the tea plays in the process but perhaps it adds a bit of refreshing lightness here. Great beer! superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was released recently. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, green tea, bread, light caramel, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, tea, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, green tea, floral, grass, bread, light caramel, light pine, and herbal earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, green tea, bread, light caramel, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop, malt, and tea flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, lightly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice spiced IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of malt, hop, and tea flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Color is pineapple yellow with a decent head. Sweats on the outside of the glass.
The hop aroma is flowery, with a perfume to it. Just a touch of pine oil, and a hint of tangerine.
The flavor is a somewhat bitter hop at first, much moreso than the aroma. The hops are a little flowery, a little soft, but very pleasant.
Feels thick and chunky.