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. Iíd 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. Itís too heavy-feeling to session and too mild for serious IPA drinkers. Others out there will like it, though.
GenkiGonzo (240) - 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 (391) - 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. Itís not bad, but it doesnít stand out. Average beer here.
Bootlegger007 (17) - 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 IPAís but was very enjoyable
gegwilson (1026) - 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.
minutemat (1569) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle @ Annieís Burger Shack, Nottingham drunk with a Deathray chili burger. Rated from the initial few gulps before the burger as I couldnít taste much afterwards. Pours golden amber with white head. Smooth, fruity IPA.. not a massive amount of hops coming through, very easy-drinking. Decent.
rfbohrer (5) - - 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 (172) - 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 (18) - 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 itís an atypical Californian IPA, because itís lighter and less intense.
allmyvinyl (3176) - 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 (3248) - 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.