ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
Inoven (183) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flesje gedeeld met familie. Oranjerood, helder bier met weinig schuim. Aroma en smaak zeer hoppig met een vleugje sinaasappel. Nasmaak is bitter.
chadski (47) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piney with some slight caramel notes. Feels more like an amber than an IPA. Decent but may not repeat too often.
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AndyW68 (1370) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange brown with off white head. Aroma is wood, caramel and flowers. Taste adds a bitter pine. Pretty good.
ACHops (1265) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Toronado Seattle. Pours slightly hazy dark orangish copper with medium off-white head that laces heavily. Aroma is light caramel malt, vegetal hops with faint floral tones. Taste is substantial medium roasty caramel malt, crisp piney hops on the back, finishes clean. Solid west coast IPA.
reigusez (3) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Intensa, amarga. Aroma a citricos. Muy potente y persistencia creciente eenpaladar
bobbysutts (19) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml can. Pretty mellow on the nose, appearance a deep amber, malty taste lacking the hood I was expecting. Still enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
teamsale (102) - Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a cloudy golden amber with a huge off-white head. Smells strong of grapefruit with some sweet fruit. Tastes nice with a wonderful heavy hop bitterness in the finish, but seems to be trying a bit too hard. Overly tangy in the aftertaste. Slightly above average.
Ngejo (874) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2016 Can. Clear, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
carcoma (2) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Brutal América IPA .
Aroma de malta caramelo, y lupulo mucho lúpulo, aromas cítricos.
Color ámbar oscuro cristalina, con espuma blanca y persistente.
Intenso amargor de principio a fin, toques cítricos y ligero dulzor de la malta .
Un cervezon en toda regla.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.