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.
gegwilson (3278) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as a birthday gift from Jill. Cheers! Amber with a cream head. Light peach aroma. The taste has pine, spice and toast. Nice easy drinking.
Lonick (1497) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. Pours orange, copper, big white head. nose is toffee, resin, pine, burnt sugar. taste is orange, big hop resin slightly astringent. [rating Backlog:Sept 2016]
acemilan (60) - POLAND - OCT 11, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2016 Bardzo dobra IPA. W zapachu kompozycja: miód, owoce, kwiaty, zioła. W barwie ciemne złoto, podchodzące wręcz pod rdzawy. Piana stabilna. W smaku wielowymiarowa
kajser27 (1404) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, copper colored, medium frothy off white head, nice lacing and lasting. Aroma is of malt and caramel, medium floral, some citrus and fruity hops. Taste is medium+ sweet, strong malt and caramel, moderate floral and fruity hops, some grapefruit, some orange candy but light, medium+ bitterness, lasting bitter dry finish. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, oily to resiny. Nice.
(bottle, Pivoljub Ljubljana)
mariuspoenari (1689) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour with an off-white head. Notes of caramel, candi sugar, dried fruit, orange zest, citrus hops, dank cellar, herbal hops. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a dark copper color with white head. Piney, caramel, hoppy, caramel sweet malt aromas. Herbal, hoppy, caramel flavors. Old school IPA.
Maakun (4063) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Albert Heijn. Light hazy dark golden with off white to light beige head. Sweet caramel, nice fresh tropical fruits with mango and passion fruit, quite some grapefruit, fresh grass, fresh baked bread. Medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied. Lots of nice fresh notes, way better than I expected!
HerrBierkoenig (1172) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l bottle from Damian Bottle Shop, Bratislava, Pours cloudy red amber liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: caramel malt, flowers, hopy, herbal, citrus, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, caramel malty, citrus, grapefruit, pine, tangerine, Palate: medium body, soft to average carbonation, slick to creamy motuhfeel, long caramel citrus bitter aftertaste, Overall: good, expected more, hopy, citrus, caramel, that s all.
sjogro (2846) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from Albert Heijn. Clear orange golden with white head. Big sweet malts, resin, honey, nectar and orangepeel fruitiness, some doughy yeastiness as well. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Full malty body with soft carbonation. Syrupy honey-like feel, more-bitter-than-sweet floral finish. Easy drinkable and enjoyable IPA.
jrvstepien (4) - BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excelente carbonatação, espuma cremosa. Malte marcante, toques cítricos e um sabor final herbáceos.