mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a deep honey color with a two-finger head. Floral and citrus aromas upfront. In regards to taste, the surprise here is the balance. To call an IPA "smooth" may be odd, but it’s the most accurate descriptor I can think of in this case. The hop presence is there, but it isn’t overbearing and doesn’t linger. Floral finish. This IPA would accompany many foods well, as I imagine it would bring out flavors, not dominate them.
Finn (6270) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 660ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen. Drukket på Lillehøgda 11 Aug 16. Gylden. Litt uklar. Pent luftig skum som varer. Heftig & god ferskenaroma. Smaken tørket aprikos. Lett syrlig etter hvert. En god del bunnfall & gjørmete siste kvelling. Utmerket øl.
Palidor19 (3151) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid taste, very slight color with a nice fizzy head. Great bitterness. Lots of bubbles
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tfontana (663) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Spruce Creek Provisions. Appearance is cloudy dark yellow/orange/light brown with fair sparkle, finger-width off-white head with poor retention and decent sudsy lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus, pine. Taste is as aroma balanced with moderate resin bitterness. Palate is medium bodied with thick, foamy texture, average-to-lively carbonation and balance of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, nice complexity of flavors and balance of sweet and bitter. Top notch.
TH28 (362) - - AUG 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. No apparent code date. Appearance: Deep golden and clear like apple juice, with a light, thick bubbled off white foam head.
Aroma: Caramel maltiness followed by a strong tropical fruit, pineapple, berry, and resinous hop aroma.
Taste: Rich caramel malt sweetness slowly turning to a resinous, light citrus hop bitterness that intensifies through the swallow. Well balanced malt profile against the bitterness.
Mouthfeel: On the heavier side for an IPA, with a low to moderate carbonation.
Finish: Despite the balance, a strong resinous hop bitterness stands out after the swallow.
Overall: A very well balanced IPA despite the aggressive bitterness. Does a better job than some other west coast IPAs of providing a strong malt backbone that balances it out. Nothing stands out as sharp here, which speaks to the balance
ciocanelu (1134) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy dark golden color with creamy, off-white head. Aroma has a nice perfume, floral and citrusy. Taste starts really balanced with some clean malts, citrusy hops, a bit of pine resin and finishes with medium hop bitterness and lingering grapefruit and a touch of white grapes. Medium body with nice carbonation and pleasant mouthfeel. It’s a really good IPA overall, classic west coast and well brewed.
FraekkeFyr87 (318) - - AUG 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is full of hops, pine, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, flowers and citrus. The color is hazy golden with a minimal, white and frothy head. The taste is full of hops, pine, pineapple, mango, citrus, tangerine and grapefruit. A really nice IPA!
tlind2 (1568) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, airy white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma. Rich, aromatic flavor with floral notes and a hint of resin and grapefruit. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Very nice!
Vighals (3036) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gylden brun lett tåkete med høyt beige skum. Lukter fersken, lett trevirke og moden ananas. Middels fylde. Mye bitterhet, citrusskall og druestener. Fruktig sødme, noe vanilje og ananas. Middels lang.
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Sparkling City on Tap festival in Corpus Christi. Clear golden with a lacy off-white head. Delicious aroma of citrus, resin, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Taste is very nicely balanced but plenty well hopped. Medium bodied, crisp, and dry. Wonderful.
neongolden (1187) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(330ml bottle from boxbeers.dk) Pours a clear pale amber with a moderate, dense white head that fades very slowly with lots of lace. Aroma of grapefruit, clementine, pine resin, pale raw sugar, touch of dough, Flavour is orange, mandarin, grapefruit, citrus oils, pine resin, slight tropical fruit hints, light caramel malt that’s a bit sweet and a little bready. Moderate pine resin, grapefruit peel and hop oil bitterness builds into a dry finish. Medium bodied, creamy filling carbonation. Very crisp, clean take on an IPA, more malt, citrus and pine than most new-school versions. Modern classic. High drinkability!