mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 Draft sampler pour at Face to Face Beerfest ( f22.org ): Still not what I was expecting from IPA, but eyes recently opened during blind judging as well. Brewing process has been cleaned up here, I suppose. Slight lemony with green onion on molasses & sassafrass, and sweet malt aroma. All this present and balanced in flavor, along with bitter hop flavors that are pronounced but not coarse (along lines of green onion and tire) Medium-lean. Clean finish. Appears amber with eighth-inch linen head of tightest bubbles. I think it’s a neutral ale yeast with complexity from malt bill.
I like to support local, and I like the label artwork. This sample pour was muddy apricot colored with wide halo white head. A slight malt aroma, yet disappointingly little by way of hop aroma, nearly a leaf-like note. Flavor is led by caramel malt and some earthy and pine hop flavors, and possibly British-yeast derived earthy tones. Medium bodied, a bit sweet, without a drying out in finish.
beerslinga (6) - concord, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty on the nose, slightly fruity mango and passionfruit, ruby red grapefruit and hoppy bitterness on the finish. Well rounded and finished IPA
zanderbier (2) - BRAZIL - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bom custo beneficio, IPA regular, bela aparência e rótulo. Gostei muito do aroma, mas o sabor não sobressaiu tanto... Floral, alcohol
Lizardking3 (176) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wwwwaaaaayyyy to much sediment. Throws it off for me. Decent copper color, off white head. Citrusy aroma, similar taste.
Defreni (2771) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske: Ravfarvet orange klar øl med et fint lille skumhoved. Duften er lt maltet meget humlet citrus. Smagen er tropisk frugt med en tand appelsin der kan anes. Lækker øl.
Oscbert (1119) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
~Strong citrusy aroma of orange and grapefruit with berry and caramel malts.
~Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with lasting white creamy head.
~Hop flavor isnt aggressive as the aroma, more piney resinous type hops, some grapefruit, well balanced with sweet bready malty character.
~Medium full bodied, slightly chewy, medium co2, lingering resinous hop character.
~Aroma is very nice, flavor is a bit muddled. I prefer IPA’s to be a bit drier and refreshing. Still an enjoyable beer nonethless, but would only have one.
alexsdad06 (6624) - Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared by Steve. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, citrus, light resin, earthy, thinner body, general bitterness to the finish.
Gription79 (2431) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is caramel, toasty, resin, hoppy, soft grassy note. The flavor is toasty, slightly caramel, result, notes of chocolate in the finish, mango, citrusy, pine hops notes.
ALLOVATE (2541) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fiery copper and brilliant; sparkling heavily in the lights. Head is up then fades quickly to nothing at all. Piney, sweet, honeysuckle, lavender and rose petal nose with tinging tangerine and blood orange. Nice, fresh, floral palate. Clean cut with huge rose petal/rose water notes and a strong sense of guava, lychee and peach coming through. Slightly gassy with a medium light body and dry finish. Short in length with just a little musk residing. Bitterness is subdued. Good backbone of biscuity, toasted malt. with a nutty, pinewood finish. Very well balanced and holds the alcohol well. Quite a nice brew. Sessionable, love the label, and overall a refreshing IPA! (65,cL, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
pchoate (27) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It's a lovely cross between an Amber and an IPA. Nice lacing. A bit copper colored for an IPA.
- Snowboards and IPA
OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Pub Republic Petaluma. Good aroma. Sweet. Fruity. Lemon orange. Clean brownish orange color. Ok head spotty lace. Medium body creamy slick mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. It’s fine. Not as impressive as it’s graphic. Initial aroma started nice but faded a little As it warmed. Flavor want as interesting. Kind of grapefruit rind. Not offensive, Not seeking another.