BucannonXC5 (857) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 7, 2012 (purchased at World Market in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) for $1.99 on Nov. 7, 2012). Caramel amber with two fingers of frothy white head. Good foamy retention on the sides and good on the top as well.
Smelled Cascade or Columbus hops (I’m usually pretty bad at knowing which hops are which). Also got sweet floral noted and a bit of dark fruit. Some caramel late and even some rye or iced tea notes.
Tasted as a toned down version of the smell. Not as much Cascade hops and got more citrus than I thought I would. Still got that sweet dark fruit taste like the smell. Some pale notes as well.
Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Soft (below average) carbonation. Abrupt and slightly bitter finish.
Finished this beer pretty fast, but I’m not sure what that means. Overall it was pretty good but I wasn’t completely sold on the feel/palate. A couple of the ratings could have gone either way.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, fair hoppy aroma. crystal cleat, good hoppy flavor and base taste decent, suprised.
NoDirection (15) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good IPA that is a bit sweet to go along with the hops. Good to try, probably wouldn't have if again.
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Theydon_Bois (8742) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14.
Very lightly hazed golden amber.
Nose is caramel malt, spice, orange pith, grapefruit vibes.
Taste comprises toasted malt, pine cloak, grapefruit, spice, bread dough, caramel malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly skunked hop notes.
Maxbier (274) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Attractive copper golden with tan head. Aroma is sweet with some tropical fruits. Flavor is a bit disappointing. Sugary sweet up front some bitterness some grassy hops. Finish is a bit sweet with a hint of a corn flavor.
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Bottle share. Lightly hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry and crispy. Caramel malts, little cream. Mild marmalade hops and hop spice. Touch of ripe orange. Dry finish. Okay.
pricey290483 (290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite liked this beer a nice aroma with a better bitter taste nice amount of hops one to try for sure
Aiacobellis (6) - - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Me gusto mucho ... súper buena ... súper Cool ... Súper sabrosa de verdad ... Un poco más fuerte de lo q tomo, pero bien
harrisoni (13773) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At GBBF 2014. Clear deep amber colour lasting beige head. Toffee grapefruit american ipa aroma. Ok bitterness. A little lacking in the malt depth. Some crystalline toffee flavour. It’s fine. Not too exciting but competent enough. Quite like the slightly toast bitter finish. Ok.
Scopey (6907) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at GBBF 2014. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The nose is toasty, leather, varnish, dull caramel and stone fruits. The taste is bitter, earth, leather, varnish, pine needles and citrus peel with a drying finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Ok.
beastmaster (270) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is amber. Aroma is fantastic floral, malt, and grass. More malt than expected, not enough umph from the hops.