DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - This beer has a very floral, almost flowery aroma, with hints of citrus and tropical fruit, as well as some honey and caramel.
Appearance - Pours a clear golden, orangish body, with a frothy beige head. Some lacing and decent head retention. The beer does look like an American IPA, but the appearance is not super impressive.
Taste - Starts out with a pretty solid hop bite, with a little spiciness to it. Fairly sweet, with hints of honey and toffee. I was getting loads of fruit notes (pineapple, apples, mangoes, some citrus). The after-taste has some moderate bitterness and a biscuity undertone to it. Not very bready.
Palate - The mouthfeel is very smooth. Medium-bodied, low in carbonation, and very soft on the palate, with just a little bit of a pepper-like spiciness (which only complements the general feel of it all).
Drinks well, but I wouldn’t call this beer sessionable nor quaffable. At a fairly high ABV, it goes down very easily, but you will start to feel it in your body, nevertheless.
nazzty (1212) - Ödĺkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice, average, IPA with lots of flavors and the problem here is to give all the flavors enough space to evolve on the palate.
ansalon (2658) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light amber with a low white head. Aromas of caramel, rye bread, ripe apple, butterscotch. Taste is caramel sweetness with a robust malty backbone. Hardly any fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Calisky (2379) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur ambrée, forte mousse. Nez exotique, houblon herbeux et épicé. Gout exotique, un peu agrumes et confit, avec palais houblonné herbeux et épicé avec bonne amertume, herbes aromatiques et note caramel. Bon corps. Pas mal
DerGantzel (266) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh hoppy, sweet malty, citrus, candy aroma. Pale clear liquid with a white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Too sweet in my opinion. Soft carbonation, medium-full body.
thirstyrabbit (1679) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep golden/light amber body, small head. Aroma has sweet toffee-like caramel and summery floral hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but the beer has a decent bitterness. Taste has floral hops with light citric zest. Some more light toffee in the finish. A nice and easygoing IPA, not sure about the innovation part.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured hazy amber orange with a very brief head bit insipid flat looking aroma is mild fruity sweet lightly hopped taste is caramel malty orange citrus spicy quite sweet vaguely hoppy bit strange had better adnams
VamboladeTolly (1259) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with small white head.Aroma is sweetish, caramel, hay, weak toffee, malty, honey, Taste is medium bitter, sweetish, caramel, toffee, beriies, Medium body. Interesting sweeter ipa.
Alausgidas (19) - - JAN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
30cl bottle. Pours clear orange/yellowish with a small white head. Aroma: fruity, tropical, citrus notes, some pineapple. Taste: light sweetness, crispy, notes of citrus (grapefruits) Palate: medium body, dry finish. Solid IPA
jamestulloch (3084) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, Rich Tea biscuit, honey and grass. Flavour of spicy hops, pineapple, lime jelly and sweet mandarin. Medium body with a very oiy texture. Soft fizz. Drinks easily for the ABV. Straightforward, well balanced and delicious.
Theydon_Bois (15928) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, 31/12/15, as M and S Southwold Winter IPA.
Clear golden orange with a decent off white covering.
Nose is orange sherbet, tangerine, light floral notes, toasted malt.
Taste comprises bitter orange, tangerine, light spice, citric tinged straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with juicy hop bitterness.