inceptioj (39) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a beautiful orange amber. Aroma is of gorgeous tropical fruit. Smells like one of those tropical fruit juice boxes but fresher and more delicious. Taste emulates the nose, with relatively sweet tropical fruit leading into a massive dose of refreshingly earthy hops which linger in the mouth long after the beer has been swallowed. Truly an incredibly IPA, possibly the best. This is the beer that turned me on to the wonderful world of craft beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Name: Hopwired IPA
Date: September 16, 2011
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: cloudy orange, wispy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity orange aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus, well balanced bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Japalo (1021) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Yellow haze. Love the description on the back of the item. Super nice red grapefruit aromas, must be cascade !!(maybe too much). Wonderfull balanced brew. Just my kind of ipa brew. Some unexpected sweetness could be due to the hopping.
beernbourbon (1249) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle taken from the shelf-stockers hands. I was hopeful that this meant fresh (and I was told it was). Pour is very murky copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma is murky resinous hops with a prominent caramel malt backbone. Not smelling fresh. Flavor is old resinous hop, light caramel malt backbone, light oxidation, and a touch of sadness. I guess I should not be too optimistic about an imported IPA’s freshness. Nothing like what the brewer intended based on description. I like the few offerings I have had from this place, but this was not great.
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the Ninth Day of Christmas 2011 the beer gods gave to me... one mighty IPA. Pours a burnt orange amber color with a white foam head. Aroma of grapefruit with heavy pine and heavy earthiness. Really pulls you in. Sweet sticky resiny grapefruit taste. Chewy and earthy on the finish.
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deeply cloudy amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is very well hopped, and the flavour is very well hopped with a long bitter and growingly dry finish. Overall a very, very nice well hopped beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy red gold body with a sparse white head. Aroma-taste of toast, pine needlesm citrus pith and marmalade. Sweet body, but a significant lingering bitter finish. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation.
dwm1034 (579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great 16.9 oz birthday bottle from sherm1016....thanks!!!!!& a cloudy, beautiful amber orange...even looks yummy! Tastes even better....let’s see - there’s some grapefruit; some pineapple; sour green grapes....wow. Wonderfully offset by the malty balance to all these hops....definitely another future favorite....may have to retire to New Zealand to get this more often....very very tasty.
Dredd (681) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Love it, great IPA with lots of upfront bitterness which finishes with some good apricot stone fruit. Good viscosity in the palate too.
Pyobon (853) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Pouring it very carefully resulted in a stupid amount of head - it filled two pint glasses - so appearance: way too much head, plus it was murky amber brown. Off to a bad start, but all good after that. Wonderful, floral, fruity (pineapple and grapefruit) and hoppy aroma. Medium body and well (!) carbonated. Lovely balanced foretaste of sweet biscuity malts and tangy fruit leading into a long lasting excellent bitter finish. A great IPA.