Jimthechap (1850) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think anticipation was the saviour of this beer. Itís obviously a rarity that this beer had come all the way from Alaska to the complete opposite side of the Pacific where it was enjoyed... and it was enjoyed. Yellow-gold colour with a finger of white head that sat, thought about sitting there and then collapsed on me. Good clarity and carbonation and the aroma was of zingy pine resin, green spruce needles and everything that is wonderful about Pacific NW hops. Then when it came to tasting I was actually slightly disappointed. I like writing about positive things, but this beer was unbalanced. It lacked body and the accompanying maltiness. It needed to have a big body to match that sublime aroma, but it didnít. I enjoyed this beer because of its promise, the aroma and the feeling I was trying something truly exotic. Ah well. There were no faults that I could ascertain except the lack of body. A pity.
mmmbeer (1267) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent copper/brown color, sits very still in the vessel, extremely low carbonation. Razor thin white ring for a head minimal lacing, if at all. Aroma of pine and light caramel. Hits the mouth with a light body, malt tastes like it was stripped of itís caramel right before it was brewed, middle has an ever so light hop wave, finish is only slightly acidic. Iím sure itís old- no beer for almost 30 days sucked, but long story short, Iím glad Iím alive and I still have my right leg- kinda.
decaturstevo (5303) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is caramel malt and resiny/citrus hops. Flavor is semi sweet caramel malt with a touch of bready. Medium bodied a tad fizzy followed by a nice solid bitter finish. Nice beer all round
swesson (264) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Landsdowne Arms. Pours golden and cloudy and makes a medium white head. Not much aroma.
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tectactoe (2645) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jason. Hazy orange body, lightly soapy white film. Aroma of light pungent florals, perfume, faint fruit, a hint of dirt & earth. Taste is kind of piny with light citrus peel, floral notes, & herbal tones. Kind of watered down, a little vague. Earthy finish, very light & wet. Okay.
Pailhead (5257) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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Bottle: The aroma consists of light citrus, dirty grass/florals, and grapefruit peel. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus with a hint of fruit. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit with a touch of florals and grass. Itís light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, itís an average tasting IPA, but the aroma is just off.
bpar73 (559) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber/gold with a creamy tan head. Citrus,piney hops, and malt in the aroma and taste. Proper bitterness throughout. Nice IPA.
superspak (2996) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/4/2014. Pours crystal clear deep gold color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of citrus hops and bready pale malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Good balance and robustness of citrus hops and bready pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. More of a balanced IPA that is not too bitter, but still has nice hoppiness in flavor. A nicely enjoyable offering.
fakebeersnob (200) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an IPA. That is about it. It smells like a normal IPA. A bit darker than some, but not much. The taste is pretty much a typical IPA. It is a decent IPA to go with spicy foods. Basically, if I am eating and want a beer, this is pretty good for it. Nothing special, and not one I would grab when I just want to enjoy a good beer. It is pretty average. Not bad, just nothing that makes it stand out.
teemoney (94) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Gold in color with thin white head that receded quickly but sticks to the sides of the glass. Aroma is bready, with some piney hops in yhe background. Taste has more bread, with bread crust and some bitter pine in the finish. Feel is a bit sharp, appropriate for an IPA. Overall, not that great. Very little character, kind of bland.