fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color. It starts with a quite nice hop aroma, almost fleshy, meaty; then it turns more into toffee. Medium body, with a sweet toffee flavor, soft mouthfeel, strong but not aggressive bitterness. The hops show both some resiny and fruity character, but the final gets a cookie character too. An original American Pale Ale.
harrisoni (15649) - 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.
Theis (14612) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear amber - offwhite head. High hoppy, knækbrød, swedish flatbread, flowery, piney, light sweetness, light malty. Nice - high drinkability.
TBone (14610) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper color, steady off-white head. Sweet, berry-honeyish, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Grassy, woody, a bit medicinal hoppyness in the flavor. Some odd spices?
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Copper in color, a bit of foam but not really any lacing.
S: Some citrus hop presence, lots of malt.
T: Some pine, some citrus flavor, malt, and a bitter, astringent aftertaste.
M: Lighter side in terms of body, moderate carbonation.
D: Decent, not really what I was hoping for in an IPA.
Oakes (13659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber. Thick head. Herbal, woody hop aroma is a little faint. Fruity-berryish hop character and fairly low bitterness. Poorly extracted malts. Kind of watery.
Theydon_Bois (13514) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.
chrisv10 (13133) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample. Amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel and bitter and aroma hops.
bhensonb (12758) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from T’s Liquor in Tempe, AZ. Pours amber with a decent beige head. Fruity hop aroma over mild caramel. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is resin and fruit (citrus?) over caramel. It seems a bit harsh, but arguably balanced. Not a smooth one.
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, juicy orange/grapefruit, light pineapple. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, bread, earthy. Light-medium body, some stickiness.