GL2814 (340) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I LOVE ALASKAN BEERS!!!! Again the allure of this beer may be swaying my rating, and perhaps the memories of my trip to Alaska as well, but Iíll be damned if I donít drink this beer and automatically think of the rustic-run down bar I first tried it in with my Grandfather almost 10 years ago. Just great.
hockeybeerguy (549) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 Reviewed from notes. She pours a mostly clear light golden yellow color and leaves the same color body with a two finger white foamy head that rises and falls at a moderate pace leaving some foamy clingy lacing in the wake. The aroma has some strong citrus yet also pine up front, mellow malts back all of that up as it warms. The taste has some bitter backings from a hoppy sort of combined maltiness and becomes somewhat sweet as it warms, pine aftertaste, quick dry finish. On the palate, she sits pretty light, pretty sessionable and becomes perhaps a bit more watery than most AIPAís Iíve had as there seems to be a lack of carbonation for the style. Overall, for the most part, its a decent AIPA, nothing to scream about, if anything it has goiní for it is the fact that its pretty sessionable.
PhatB420 (590) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz into a glass in Vegas. Pours a heavy bronzed sunshine. Aroma is piney, citrus, ripe grapefruit, grapes, grass and a small amount of nectar. Taste is very bitter, no real hop smack to get down with, more of a clean ale feeling that a heady ipa from Alaska. Frontal crispness of the hops does rise above in this brew, very clean cut and mellow for an ipa. Drinkability is soft, easy going and fresh to the palate, but i wish there was more of a hop presence in this one, hardly the bite i look for in an ipa. But definately not a bad choice.
NachlamSie (2616) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint from draft at Lucky Strike Belmar. Well, this is one of the most predictable American IPAís Iíve had in a while. This could pass for a Sierra Nevada product, and I mean that as a compliment. Itís very clean and balanced with classic American flavors of bready malts and piney hops. The nose lets on a little citrus, like grapefruit and distinct evergreen notes. This is a beer that I would always enjoy having as a faithful standby.
airrick2003 (394) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: super clear golden color, pours with a very large beige head, head settles into a medium head with nice density
Aroma: kind of faint, grass, pine, citrus, hints of malt
Taste: grass, pine, bitterness especially on the finish,
Palate: leaves a strong bitter aftertaste, moderate to light mouthfeel,
Overall: not bad but nothing that special either, not enough hop character besides the bitterness, faint aroma,
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Bif (1257) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt, bit of caramel sweetness and grassy. Taste of citrus, malt sweetness and a bit of grain. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, crip and refreshing. Nicely balanced. Pleasant beer, goes well with spicy seafood.
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An ok IPA, it has that classic IPA taste. However, it has a light body and a simple taste, but a rather bitter finish.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best by 14FEB12
A: golden, finger of white foam sticks around as a thick quilt. excellent clarity and spotty lace. (4)
s: Resiny and piny hops with a lighter malt profile. (3)
T: Pine and grapefruit rinds, some resin. soft bittering and sweet, biscuity malt. (3.5)
M: medium bodied with moderate carb, semi dry finish. (3)
O: better when fresh than elder. Decent IPA. (3)
Best by 16DEC11
A: golden with a finger of white soap suds. These fall to a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lace and brilliant clarity. (4)
S: Almost a helles like malt profile with sweet wisps of vanilla. Grassy and piny hops over the top. Substandard for nose on an IPA (2)
T: Malt is forward and again, a bit sweet. The hops are bitter and grassy with some hints of resin. Simple. (3)
M: Thin with hi carb and wet finish. (3)
O: A middle of the road IPA. I like to drink it when Iím poor; at $2.50/bomber, itís hard to pass up. (3)
Serving type: bottle
Wittales (552) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013 Appearance was clear gold with diminishing creamy white 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are citrus fruits and slight pale, crystal malts, no alcohol. Taste was mild sweet backbone, tangerine, orange, grapefruit and pine with soft yeasts. Palate was soft smooth tight CO2 with medium body, then soft fruity lasting bitterness. A good mild English style IPA.
Bule (529) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours pale amber color without much head. Mild hop flavors that are more like an APA.