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.
Piw (816) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Frisch gezapft. Dunkelbraun mit leichter Trübung und kleiner Schaumkrone. Fruchtig mit intensiven Citrusaromen im Antrunk, dann malzig. Gut ausbalanciert. Sehr lecker.
nj_BierMaven (122) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
For an IPA, I found it overall to be very malty, nicely balanced with hops. But doesn’t match the description, didn’t notice any hoppy bite. After saying all of that, it is a great malty-style IPA, not much in the way of aroma or hoppy finish. Maybe the cans I bought were older, so the hops had faded over time.
kaserov (117) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Naranja turbio con ligera capa de espuma blanca. Carbonatación media. Aroma a lúpulos y más lúpulos. Sabor algo típico de IPA sin demasiado amargor, lúpulo y más lúpulo. Muy fácil de beber. No es una grandísima cerveza pero es disfrutable.
joe19612 (2532) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mid brown colour with a fluffy white head, strong floral aroma, taste is medium bitterness with malt with a dry bitter finish.
aleksander9 (1343) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red with white head. Earthy, resin, toffee and dank hops. Sweet, thick, juicy and resiny finish. Wow!
PowY (146) - - JUL 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle. Pours dark orange with an off-white head. Herbal aroma with a marked sweet note of honey. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. The taste is a little surprising pretty much malty sweetness and notable alcohol with a distinctive yet not unpleasant bitterness. Aroma of caramel and honey with some overripe fruits that a little bit lingering. Easily drinkable despite the alcoholic note but a little bit atypical.
fakebeersnob (320) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a decently sticky eggshell head. I am getting citrus with a hint of floral for aroma. So, with color and aroma I was expecting a bit more citrus flavor. I instead got a pine and resiny hops with a slightly sweet malt backing. The end has n...astringent? feeling. Sticky, but there is a sharp bitterness before that.
It is not a bad beer, but I have been starting to go to more citrus styles lately.
Inoven (268) - 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 (62) - 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 (1430) - 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.