ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a semi-clear copper color. There’s about two fingers worth of off-white colored head, though the texture is a bit rougher than I prefer. The retention is solid enough, though, and good amounts of lacing are left behind.
S: The hops here are mostly piny, with some lemony hints and no tropical fruits (or any other citrusy notes) anywhere. Meanwhile, its malt backbone is loaded with toffee and nuttiness. I kind of wish this was less malty and more fruity, but that’s only personal preference.
T: There’s a slight opening of nutty sweetness - then boom, the hops hit. Sadly, there isn’t much hop flavor, rather it relies on grassy bitterness as a ballast toward the building caramel sweetness. There’s something past the swallow suggesting leather, and after half the bottle, becomes too malty for me. But it’s still pretty good at the end of the day.
M: Carbonation pokes through the body quite strongly, and helps to dry out the finish some. It’s also quite crisp and relatively light (if somewhat sweet on the linger), so this one is pretty drinkable.
O: This kind of IPA - sweetish, bitter from the hops, no citrus - isn’t my style, but this *is* well made considering that. I have trouble finding this one fresh, and it’s a bit pricier than the standard IPA 6-packs; as a result, this one isn’t on my ’must buy immediately’ list.
omikr0n (639) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy amber with nice white head. Aroma is hops, citrus fruits, slightly floral, nutty, herbal and malty. Flavor is bitter with hops, honey, citrus fruits and malt.
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a medium, frothy, off white head. Aroma is potent, with mango, pine, resin, orange, grapefruit, and some hints of caramel. The taste is bitter with some sweetness to it. It is heavy in mango and grapefruit, while still containing a heavy resin flavor. Lesser pine and some slight caramel as well. Lingering aftertaste is pine and grapefruit. This one has a medium to full body, while having a heavy, sticky texture, with above average carbonation. The palate gives the impression that this is stronger than it actually is. Its a good and solid IPA.
SwiatPiwa (8) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml from Świat Piwa, Cracow
Amber red color with little white head, moderate carbonation.
Light aroma of fruity and floral hops, some caramel.
Taste: medium sweet toasted malty flavour, pine and grapefruit, medium bitterness.
bartazo (87) - Esztergom, HUNGARY - FEB 22, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Számomra ez egy tökéletes IPA. A keserűsége ideális és ezt úgy öleli körbe a gyümölcsösség, hogy ívás közben nevetni támad kedvem! Ebből mindig kellene itthon néhány üveg.
fletchfighters (998) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ML can
Dark orange amber color, long lasting off white head. Brilliant lacing. Sticky and thick.
Nose is full of pine, orange, tropical fruits, caramel and resin.
Burly taste and feel. Full of resin, pine, grapefruit, orange and backed well with caramel.
Top notch IPA
Hollyw (19) - - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy malty bitter floral. Nice red amber color. Not much of a head. I like the label.
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beerman33190 (28) - FRANCE - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice palatable ipa. Not too bitter, medium citrus aroma, smooth palate. Very drinkable. Rubbish label but never judge a book etc
PriorL (1147) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small stable off white head.
NOSE: sweet, hoppy, bitter, little florar.
TASTE: sweet, dry and bitter, florar, hoppy.
zimbo (465) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thick Super easy forming off white glossy head. Glowing crystal orange golden colour. Penetrating fern hop aroma leading to a fine chewy hop oil chewing ss. Leaves big dollops of foamy head all over the glass. Very nice but the hop profile could do with some more refinement.