gururyan (665) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into snifter, beautiful deep orange, lasting head, pleasant aroma. A touch medicinal, only a touch...but otherwise a good, solid IPA.
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schlitzfaced (80) - Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from can into glass. Pours a hazy deep amber with a thick head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. aroma is light hops with maybe a pepper smell. maybe the best thing about this IPA is the design on the can. not one of my favorites.
varanid99 (730) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy orange pour, nice beige head. Orange, pine, malty aromas. Taste is similar but some nice bitterness in there, jammy orange and a little dry at the end too.
eRock_2013 (342) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very pleasant classic west coast IPA. From the bottle, pours a standard copper orange appearance with a touch of haziness. Aroma is exceptionally rich with resiny notes of orange and grapefruit hops and some toasty maltiness. Tropical and piney hops in the taste with some moderate maltiness, all at a moderate flavor intensity. Medium bodied, and relatively less bitter in the finish for the style. Very drinkable and refreshing, not as hardcore when it comes to the hoppiness. Well done overall.
pityu (80) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Deep golden, copper colour with a nice off-white lacing head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and some herbal hops. Nice malty sweetness, but quite dry hoppy finish in the end. Medium body, average carbonation. Fine old-school american ipa.
thirstyrabbit (1483) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice shape and label. I like their old timey design. Orange body, medium head. Aroma has old oranges and some fresh grapefruit. Malty body and thick mouthfeel. Finish has more orange peel and some marmalade. I like the malty body but I’m not excited about the slightly stale orange/marmalade type of hoppiness in here. I have no idea how fresh this is but the BB date "1-2017" is clearly too optimistic for any kind of IPA. But even if it was fresh out of the gates, it would probably not be anything overly exciting. More like a safely played old style IPA.
Rubin77 (236) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
F: huge off white long lasting.
C: hazy amber/orange, a little transparent.
A: mostly tropical fruit, grassy hoppy, hint of citrusy and malt.
T: very dry bitter on the palate, grassy, earthy, pine, caramel, honey, lemon, grapefruit, malty at the end, medium to full body, lower carbonation, oily mouthfeel, I think it is the IPA as it should be.
Sigmund (5831) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle, from Prima Beer, Hobro. ABV is 6.5%. Amber colour, moderate off-white head. Pleasant aroma of tropical fruits (fruity hops), hints of perfume and exotic woodwork, also spicy notes. Hoppy and moderately sweet flavour, notes of grapefruit as expected, but also earthy, spicy and herbal notes, with hints of blackcurrant leaves. Bitter aftertaste. Is this a blend of English and American hops?
Bornyensis (95) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Typisch IPA van Amerika, zoals ik ze gewend ben. Typische door dringerige hopperige smaak.
FlacoAlto (4000) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled November 2011
A steady pour into my globe glass produces a three-finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head; the head is dense and has an incredible structural integrity and staying power to it, and leaves lots of thick layered foam on the sides of my glass. The beer is a red-tinged, amber color that shows a clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of tangelo zest, marmalade, guava, peach concentrate, and has a touch of spicy, herbal, woody hop notes to back things up. The hop character is definitely dominant, but there is a supporting, caramelized malt sweetness, a bit of earthy, spicy toasted crystal malt character, and even some whole grain cracker like character that is noticeable.
Softly bitter up front, the beer gets a touch firmer in its bitterness towards the finish where the bitterness really helps to clean the palate after each sip. The finish has a spicy, clean peppery, menthol leaning, and herbal-woody note (sort of rosemary like, but not so distinct, and much cleaner) to it in the finish. The fruit character from the hops is the more dominant note in the flavor, though it is not overly dominant; notes of tangelo zest, peach, a bit of kumquat, and some guava notes add a nice rounded character to this beer.
This is quite tasty, it is not overly hoppy given today’s American IPA, but it is actually hoppier than I was expecting after reading the bottle description. I like the complexity that the hop character achieves in the flavor, this is likely due to the fact that this is not so aggressively hopped.
caribou43 (95) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is a typical I.P.A and the hop tastes grapefruit. The colour is normal and copper. The carbonation is weak but average for an I.P.A and the taste is pleasant staying in the mouth.