ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a murky orange-amber color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with a nicely consistent texture, even after much of it has receded. Lacing is patchy.
S: Quite floral. There is a lot of pine, lavender, biscuit, and mild caramel. Not much citrus quality, sadly.
T/M: Tastes like...well, an IPA. This one in particular starts off malty with notes of biscuit and toffee, while a light citrus quality pops up past the midtaste. It actually tastes a bit yeasty, and certainly feels that way. The heavy feel, chalky finish, and moderate astringency all take away from an otherwise balanced but bland IPA. I’d reckon its best feature is the building dryness on the aftertaste.
O: I love the simple but retro labeling - shame the beer itself feels about 10 years behind the 8 ball. It’s too heavy-feeling to session and too mild for serious IPA drinkers. Others out there will like it, though.
rfbohrer (1) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boa formação de espuma, cremosa, pequenas bolhas, de boa retenção e persistência. De coloração amarelo alaranjada, possui aparência totalmente translúcida. No nariz toques herbais e florais dos lúpulos se destacam. Na boca amargor presente e que se prolonga na boca, bastante agradável. Os sabores florais e herbais se destacam novamente, não sendo tão cítrica. Drinkability alta.
BMA (148) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit cloudy. Nice amber color. White head. Lots of bitterness. Hops. Medium body.
rodbod (17) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A slightly cloudy pale amber with not much head. Nose is fruity, ripe, buttery-caramel, not much bitterness. Palate is rounded and balanced, with yellow/tropical fruit, a touch of nuttiness, well rounded bitter notes in the finish. I loved this beer but I think it’s an atypical Californian IPA, because it’s lighter and less intense.
allmyvinyl (2909) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber, thick white head. Big resinous hop aromas, pine and light citrus, light caramel. Taste is bitter, more resin, light pith. Oily texture, bitter finish. Good.
JohnRMurdoch (3202) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle shared with mr_h. Amber brown, good head. Grain hop aroma. Creamy resin flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Nt really an IPA. Not sure what it is.
Stuartyboy (599) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H flavour is hoppy with some carmelised orange ballanced with grassy and herbal notes some bitternessb the finish fairly average ipa
mr_h (2751) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - hazy straw coloured, lively off-white head, caramel malty aroma, minimal lacing, malty, high carbonation, easy to drink for the abv
Peter_L (636) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@BA Bellmansgatan. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med fingertjockt lock. Citrusig och besk.
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at jens... Golden amber... White head... Soft zezty grassy lager... Dry zezty fruits... Bitter herbal linger
Idiosynkrasie (3633) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average to huge, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grassy and slightly floral hoppy aroma. Taste is slightly sweet malty, grassy and floral hoppy overtones. Boring especially for a Cali IPA.