DutchMark (239) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice drinkable ipa. Not very original but also without flaws. Good floral fruity mildly bitter hop flavor. Not watery and not sweet. Pleasant carbonation.
sound67 (276) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maker: Anchor Brewing, San Francisco, California
Beer: Anchor IPA (bottled, 355ml)
Style: India Pale Ale
"Anchor IPA™ is made with 2-row barley malt and fresh whole-cone hops, its bright amber color, distinctively complex aroma, spiky bitterness, malty depth, and clean finish unite to create a uniquely flavorful, memorable, and timeless craft IPA. "
Colour: Dark amber, clear, impressive off-white head.
Nose: Grapefruit, pinewood, caramel
Texture: Full-mouthed, not watery, a tad oily, alcohol is noticeable
Taste: Strong grapefruit, herbs and pinewood at the start, resinous and very bitter towards the middle, fruit notes now muted. Bitter and hoppy finish, with some nice caramel for balance. Aftertaste is moderately bitter, but lasting. Good IPA, closer to the American than the English variety.
piscator34 (2093) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale amber in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of heavy pale malt, Wine Gums candies, and earth. Heavy and fruity in the mouth. I get a grape flavor which I’m assuming is from the yeast. The earthy/muddy component carries on through the palate as well, leading to a chunky bitter finish. Not a favorite for me.
williamstome (1265) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden brown pour, off white head. Aroma of pine resin and floral hops, flavor is pot, fruit, with malt backbone. Okay.
beeebon (269) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light brown amber with nice white yielding head which lingers. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel bready malt and tangerine. Taste is medium bitter and sharp but nicely balanced with the malt. Slick and slightly oily mouth feel. Very nice IPA indeed!
Oldschool_Mike (160) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a golden copper colour with off white head. Aroma is citrus with a touch of pine. Taste is about the same. Great IPA.
aracauna (3205) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber. Nice carbonation. This bottle may be a little old, but it has aged well. Caramel malts go nicely with the hop bitterness.
Habanero (3095) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear amber with an average, off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, caramel and a hint of pine. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and pleasant bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. A very nice IPA. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Linnet (1231) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jammy, earthy, perfumy, like an english rather than an American IPA, lightly roasty? Amber colour, medium off-white head, lacing.
Big bite, medium sweetness and actually a bit salty. This saltiness is a bit disturbing. Medium body, average carbonation, bitter and salty finish.
I have the highest esteem for Anchor, but this IPA is a bit outdated..
craftbeersweden (309) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, dark amber colored beer with one finger high beige head that leaves a lot of lacing.
Nose: Dried fruit, mandarin, caramel malt, bread and toffee.
Taste: Caramel, orange, bread, grain, nuts, herbs, pine, grapefruit and vegetables.
Body: Medium body. Crisp carbonation. Soft bitterness at the end. A thick, chewy mouthfeel. Little oily. Great taste!
bursprak (1179) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Clear copper pour with a dirt white head. Lots of peaches, some mangoes, very light resin and some caramel.