N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Is this an impossible category? With "pale ale" below it and "imperial IPA" above it, have we made it impossible to make a respectable IPA? Why does everyone say this is "pretty good" or "enough" or "ok" or "nice?" Stop chanting ’Go big or go home’ this is a real IPA. It is balanced, it doesn’t overwhelm you with hops. It paints the hop aroma over good hop flavor and balances it with hop bitterness all on a canvas of malt support. You know what? Nothings wrong with that. Nothing.
vandc01 (76) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a can dated - 12/13/2013 - pretty old.
Aroma - old piney aroma. Pretty good considering the age of the can. Impressed.
Appearance - Golden color with a big finger of white fluffy creamy head.
Taste - Has held up very well considering the age. PIney, mild - very easy.
Palate - Nice lingering taste.
Overall - this beer holds up very well over time...very impressed.
joshtchan (12) - USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t know...admittingly, I am not much of an IPA person myself, but I just wasn’t a huge fan of the beer. It had all the markings of a good IPA, but I just couldn’t bring myself to like it. Maybe I’ll try the beer again down the road.
dfearnley (970) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to plastic cup
Pepper, pine, funk, cat piss, spruce.
Very light amber with a long lasting 2 cm very creamy head. Taste is spruce, pepper, juniper berry, and bitterness. Good one, 21st amendment.
Ron (2533) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Can pours hazy yellow with large off-white head with good lace. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavors of yellow grapefruit, orange juice, and pine with a nice bitter hop finish that is balanced nicely with a hint of sweet navel oranges. Very drinkable, Had at Patty’s family gathering at Hamlin Beach.
AirForceHops (3203) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz. sample at 21A. Hazy straw color with light foamy head. The aroma is citrus pith and pale grain mixed with light pine. The flavor has some caramel, sugar sweetness giving an almost candied grapefruit and orange flavor. The bitterness shows itself in the form of pine resin and is balance a tad with the sugary sweet malt. Carbonations gives a creamy feel while leading to a semi dry texture.
I guess about 3 or 4 years ago this would have been impressive for me. But with so many IPAs available in the craft beer market I just cant find anything that makes this standout. Nothing wrong with it but I would have no need to seek this out in a can on the East Coast.
Salmoniform (658) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can to glass. Honey hue with creamy white head that lingered. Aroma is malt, melon, honey, nectarine, papaya, sugar. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and zesty carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a really nice bitterness in the following that extends through the finish. Overall this is a really nice I2PA.
Tide (1788) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 21st Amendment. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, pine, resin snd a bit of mango. Bitter finish with citrus, hops and pine. Good IPA, although a bit bland.
pictoman (514) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 fl oz can. Clear golden yellow with slight orange tinge and white head. Malty, mild caramel; hops are a little fruity, resiny, and skunky. Light, medium body.
Matt_Foran (30) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus notes to the nose with hints of pine. Deep floral and citrus nose on first sip. Nice foamy head on the pour. Very bitter with dark malt notes. Lingers very nicely on the palate.
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can by the pool. Nice nose, nice flavor....orangey citrus with a little resin. Classic IPA all around.