JCB (3804) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Avery kinda gets lost in the shuffle these days, but their offerings range from solid to very good. Count this IPA in the former category, but that’s not a huge knock. Bright gleaming amber pour with a medium head. Nose is floral and a bit bitter without being overwhelmingly pungent. Balanced flavors with solid malts to give some shape to the citrus and pine. Well done but there’s simply an avalanche of IPAs out there.
Doofgoblin (129) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice light amber with a golden hue. Aroma is grassy, scallions, pine, with a faint citrusy grapefruit. The scallion (like) aroma is not my favorite part. Taste is citrusy, nice malt undertone, piney, and grassy. Finish is clean and really crisp with a biting bitterness. I could certainly go for one of these with some Thai food!
ACHops (282) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours heavily clouded golden orange with thin head. Aroma is fresh herby hops. Taste is mild caramel malt and bitter punchy hops. Notes of fresh cut grass, pine, and a hint of grapefruit. Balanced, and pretty mild as IPAs go. Finishes quite bitter. Not bad, but nothing that would make me seek this out again.
bartlebier (460) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can, BB 06.2014. Thanks Allen! - Appropriately enjoyed after a concert by CO-based microtonal guitar composer Neil Haverstick.
- Pours a meticulously clean and clear golden orange with perfect head, with a lean palate to match. This could truly be considered to be a textbook old-school IPA, with all standard floral, zesty and resinous hops in confident harmony (particularly palate-numbers like Columbus and Centennial are wisely dosed) and a crisp malt base just substantial enough to transport the concomitant IBUs and style-appropriate ABVs. My ideal IPA has a slightly more cloudy look and creamy mouthfeel to it, but this one checks all boxes with expert balance and is an efficient reminder of how staisfying an original IPA can taste when having had a few too many new-fangled EU IPAs and overzealous US I/DIPAs.
Garbageman (354) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours a golden orange in color with nice white head and wonderful lacing. The aroma is on point for a floral IPA. All grapefruit, citrus and grassy notes. Very fresh. Taste is balanced with a decent malt backbone and a crisp bitter finish.
flylikeabanana (158) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pours a golden amber with a frothy white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral and citrusy hops. Taste is sweet orange, decently hoppy, pine, and a full malt balance. A great example of the style, but nothing extraordinary to me.
TURDFERGUSON (3567) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours light hazy golden orange with a small fizzy white head. Nose is light citrus, florals, grass. Flavor is similar, lightly sweet caramel, toffee, more grapefruit, light pine resin. Brewed by Jeffs for Ernests.
tia (763) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy apple cider look with light head and light lacing. First sniff is grapefruit then buttered corn bread and I get coriander (I’m on a kick). Not as hoppy as I usually like, but not bad- a tad rubbery. A rounder mouth feel than I would have expected, decent hop finish.
HopTsing (329) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle poured a hazy tan brew with a thin white head. Skunky, mellow, hoppy flavors and aromas.
Crash_the_dog (16) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can poured into a 20 oz tulip. Nose is an interesting blend of floral hops and college kegger. Beautiful golden color with soapy white head that quickly dissipates into a durable lacing. Crisp mouth - eminently drinkable.
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