yespr (32943) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light peachy. Crisp hoppy, mild pine and grapefruity. Smooth. Solid bitter into a more pronounced pine hoppy finish.
omega (735) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid IPA that has good length and body. Orange peel comes to the fore in the taste.
nealblind (942) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
light yellow gold. Aroma pine skunk pineapple, honeydew. tastes peaches, medicinal hops, ruby red, perfume, biscuits, grass. lots of flavor mild bitter like escarole. Mild saltiness Bit of separation between hops and malt bill. Clear delineation. Clean finish.
beer-yum (654) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unusual, but distinctive, aroma leads to an in-your-face hoppy balance that can’t hide the strength. Lacking subtlety to my taste.
yiannnos (939) - , CYPRUS - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber colour. Pine grapefruit hop aromas and taste, some maltiness, decent ipa
skoisirius (1790) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Decent fairly straightforward IPA here from Almanac. Flavors are all present, it’s not a hop explosion to me so much, but it’s super sessionable and a bit light in flavor with some lemon and orange peel, hints at pine buried beneath. Again, pretty good.
Jrwhitney6 (335) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At The Refuge in Manlo Park. Great nose - grapefruit, pine - exactly what an IPA should be. A little hazy gold color. Taste of some citrus and pine hops - slightly bitter finish. Great nose, the rest is good.
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rosenbergh (7495) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Biercab, Barcelona, Catalonia.
Hazy amber colour with a small foamy white head.
American hops, mild bitterness, sweetness and some maltiness in the aroma. Not bad. The flavour is sweet fruity hops, bitterness, sweetness, darkness and malt. Flavourful.
drjay44 (2767) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, well retained, off white head, with heavy lacing, over a clear, effervescent, dark gold (SRM 6) body......nose is heavy, pine, resin, grapefruit peel, light cereal, balance to the hops, no esters....taste is slightly sweet, with hints of toffee/caramel, pineapple, pine, resin, grapefruit peel, light tropical notes, with a long lingering bitter finish, balance very much to the hops. Mouth feel, medium body, slight alcohol warmth, mild acid and slight astringency, carbonation adds light creaminess, slight spritz.This is a classic "West Coast" IPA. The hops are dominant, and only partially balanced by the malts. The complexity in both aroma and flavor, as well as controlled bitterness, from the hops is very well done. The malts are a bit too hidden, and I would prefer a bit more malt sweetness and complexity to balance the hops. BJCP 9/3/15/4/7
Zymurgeist2 (1135) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip. Massive hop aroma of grapefruit, citrus with slight pine backing. Hazy sunned orange with an off-white head that leaves quickly but has slight patterns on the glass. Flavor is grapefruit, with more overt resins and pine floor than the aroma. Stone wheat malt leads to a medium-full mouthfeel. Dry-ish finish is pleasing. A very good beer.