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.
NoDirection (13) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle. A nice, hoppy IPA that has a little citrusy/sour taste. Not too strong of an IPA, so it drinks easy.
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Rasmus40 (11201) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 120914
chrisv10 (11130) - DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap as "North Coast ACME IPA" @ Fermentoren, Aarhus, 6.9%. Slightly hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, hop and stale hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, hop, little peach, little dry and medium bitter.
Sdaniel90 (372) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3oz sample at Expo Cerveza Mexico 2014. Clear golden/amber with a creamy offwhite head. Earthy hoppy aroma, with strong hints of caramel, pine resin and green grapes. Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Sweet, with medium bitterness. Modest malt character overloaded with hop and citrus. Perhaps just a touch watery, and one-dimensional.
beertholomeus (789) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a creamy white head. Hop, citrus, caramel and malt aroma. Hop, floral, biscuit, citrus, caramel and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Floral hop and biscuit slightly dry finish. Inoffensive but sort of bland.
spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg, cear golden brown with a white foamy head, citrus hop with a dry crisp finish. Body light and average carbonation.
GenkiGonzo (272) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from CBB. Clear gold, small white head. Fruity citrus hop aroma, though quite weak. Flavour has pine and grass hops to go with the citrus. Very light for the strength.
andrewje41 (436) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour at Taphouse IPA week. Pours an orange color with an absent aroma. Flavor is initially grainy, then turns to a long, drawn out bitter finish. This IPA comes off as plain to me. It’s not bad, but it doesn’t stand out. Average beer here.
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a golden cloudy appearance with a small white diminishing head, aromas of citrus, very nice flavours of passion fruit and maybe lime? I have had better IPA’s but was very enjoyable
gegwilson (1164) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg in the North Bar, Leeds. Amber with a white head. Good and hoppy with pine especially.