thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is literally one of my favorite IPA’s to date...the only bad thing about is it’s availability where I live. The smell has pine and and resin herb smells with some sweet toffee malts. The taste has a very crisp and refreshing hop bite that tastes herbal as well. It has a very long bitter and dry after taste digs deep into your taste buds. I also get the sweet toffee and brown honey bread like malts that add to the richness of the hops perfectly. I really think this is a perfect example of an American IPA.
adamnowek (52) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lives up to its name. Strong in hops but also quite floral, so it’s pretty well-balanced despite the bitterness.
slsenior (47) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer with great aroma and color, though the taste leaves me wanting more. Complex, but a couple of the constituents are a little too sweet and doesn’t fit well.
goudvink (4) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 Bottle. Deep yellow/gold/sunset appearance.
Smells like lemon candy.
Light, happy hops!
Greatly balanced. Bitter lemon, fruit, sweet.
Bitter sparkles. Playful.
This IPA makes me happy
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
nose: thick wafts of hoppy, caramelly decadence.
palate: perfectly balanced. all the elements are there in a carefully choreographed dance and i’m not even gonna try to analyze it. just get yourself one and marvel at the achievement.
HKdIPA (238) - HONG KONG - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Soho Wine at home. Translucent copper amber pour. Fruity malty aroma. Taste is very bitter-crisp with a bready backbone. Better than I'd expected. Very crisp with lasting bitterness. Not bad - especially given the price.
aronvarga (298) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle form Csak a Jó Sör. Cloudy, medium amber or orange color, long-life medium sized porous an solid off-white head, aroma of honey, biscuit and slight citrusy notes, medium body, soft carbonation, very sweet honey malty and moderate vibrant hoppy bitter taste, powerful honey and dry piney bitter palate with resinous notes in the background. A heavy oily, but smooth IPA. Nice one.
Concealer (775) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Clear golden copper with a foamy, off-white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of caramel, pine, and some spice. Flavor is the same. Medium bodied, smooth with a crisp and bitter end.
xXbaptisteXx (48) - - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Des des arômes de pain noisettes marron
Elle a une belle mousse blanche qui tient durablement et colle au verre
On bouche elle est assez Fleurie et peu amère pour une IPA ceci dit cela reste une IPA classique asser bonne
OllieBBommel (1088) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Rootz, The Hague
Appearance: cloudy orange yellow with off-white shrinking head.
Aroma: floral hops.
Taste: medium sour bitter.
Palate: smooth, medium lasting sour bitter body, medium CO2.
Overall: very nice.
Comandante_IPA (4) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another beautiful IPA with a huge personality. That strong floral aroma that hits you first and then the huge depth and kinda darkness to the kinda roasted honey body and then a clear crisp hoppy finish... Impressed!!