ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
MANY thanks to TasterMike for this one! 22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden amber color. The head is a one finger white shade that’s relatively soapy, yet consistent and dense. Retention is quite solid, and so is the lacing left behind.
S: Oh yeah, that’s the stuff. This brings the hops in a fantastic manner - it doesn’t bring any significant biting pine notes, rather it’s mostly stuff like melon, mango, and grapefruit. The bready malts come through enough...and I do mean ’enough’. Which is to say it’s quite faint, but not nonexistent.
T: Oh yeah, that’s the-- wait, I wrote that down already. Nevermind, this just works brilliantly. The first few sips have a decent malt backbone sandwiched by a fruity opening and a mildly bitter finish. Right after the swallow, it’s very reminiscent of fruit juice. People who say that an IPA can’t/shouldn’t be balanced need to try this - the hop flavor, the bitterness, and the malt backbone are in perfect harmony with one another. If this uses crystal malt - and I think I can taste hints of its toffee qualities buried in here - I may have to drop my petty grudge towards it, because this beer is fantastic.
M: I don’t really notice the low carbonation or medium body too much - it’s so dry (in all the right ways) that it still goes down with superb ease. Malt sweetness builds very slightly on the aftertaste, but it’s not bothersome by any means.
O: Holy frig, this is like Sculpin on steroids. Ergo, it’s now in my top 5 list for IPAs. This is the kind of beer that makes me want to move to San Diego just so I can consume this like water.
McNeillR (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale firmly hazy golden, thin white cap and soft spotted lacing. Nose is a decent stoking pine and passion fruit, soft bread sweetness and big rich inviting mango. Initial taste is a lean, foamy fizzy gummy sweet soaked in your favourite Tropicana carton. Carbonation is sleek but there’s an incredible, if not magical, thick and resinous and slightly creamy but fades like a delicious cream soda. Finishes slightly sweet, but a decent scroll of passion fruit again and lingers out a nice chalky grapefruit.
Bottle, Little Leeds Beer House
mzaar (2571) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fat @ Ölrepubliken. Dimmigt orange med ett vitt skum. Dofter av grapefrukt, persika, tall och malt. Smakinslag av apelsin, grapefrukt, blomster, malt och tall. Underbart fruktig avslutning där beskan också kommer till sin rätt. Lätt oljig munkänsla. Fantastiskt bra IPA.
bpreo (2358) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2016
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good amount of alcohol. Typical IPA taste from Green Flash/Alpine out of California.
MelvinKalksma (636) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, pine, hops and citrus.
Turbid amber/orange beer with a slight/medium white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit and pine; ends slightly bitter with hops and citrus.
A damn tasty refreshing dry hopped IPA. Not bitter with his 45 IBU, but the hop flavour is certainly present. The malt backbone gives this beer a good sweet profile without making it clunky.
SG111 (981) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the Republic, Minneapolis. Pours honey golden, slightly hazy tinge, ring of white around the edge. Aroma is pine and grapefruit, lemon, very floral, lemongrass. Flavor is wow, lots of grapefruit, lemon, floral. Fairly unique. Citrusy without being just another Citra hop bomb.
ekstedt (6315) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken. Clear golden, medium white head. Piney and citrucsy hop aroma, pretty subdued. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, high bitterness.
guzzler67 (1639) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazed amber appearance with an average size, off white head and nice lacing. Notes of pine and tropical fruit pervade the aroma. Body and mouthfeel help set this one apart from the hordes of ipa’s as the usual metaphors for the taste pile up. Lush, lively carbonation paves the way to a lating finish.
Dal9000 (437) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At At Sooogood (SG75). In a tulip glass. Immediate tang of pine hops that softens to a creamy finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
OsuStu (191) - - APR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Bright amber, orange with a big soapy white head. Aromas of mango, pineapple, oranges, hay, and light pine. Grapefruit bitterness, tropical fruit, bit of resin. Pretty juicy, lighter bodied.
Eripe323 (43) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Villevalla Pub. Pours clear light orange. High carbonation. Aroma of hops, grass, earth, undefined fruits. Taste of grassy hops with grassy aftertaste. Bit disapointed, was expecting more fruitiness from a simcoe and amarillo IPA