Sammy (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean refreshing IPA at Moniale 2009. Grapefruit colour with a little white head. A good bitterness, though high IBU and aggressively carbonated. Moderate hop aroma. Overall, a good taste, melange of hops
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Baird Naka-Meguro Taproom. Cloudy reddish amber. Gooseberry aroma. Sweetish and fruity with caramelly malt. Restraiend hops bring out a vague dusty gooseberry flavour. The malt profile is pedestrian American style brewpub chain-like: clean and hard, in bad need of some serious hopping to cover it. Not my cup of tea.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 4 Hearts in Kofu. Amber body under nice creamy tan head. Nose is a balance of hoppy grasses, caramel and other sweet malts as well. Taste is a softening of many things into one, bitter citrus, biting greens, as well the malty side of chocolate sweets. Overall youre looking at bitter brew of course. The palate was heaven, very very soft and long lasting.
KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2011 Copper-orange color with a large off-white head. Too large, this time. Fragrant hop aroma, with decent caramel malt in the background but there as well. Citrus fruits are strong. Very hoppy flavor, with tons of hops for both bittering and aroma. Very bitter, and also very fragrant. Fruity, citrus, dark fruits, with pretty decent malt as well, and caramel and a touch of chocolate. Hoppy, citrusy finish, very dry and bitter, with a long lasting and resounding bitterness that just stays on the tongue. A very strong, well done IPA with tons of flavor. If anything, it could use a touch more malt complexity and richness.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Aldgate, Tokyo- presented there only as Baird’s IPA. Hazy copper with virtually no head. Served a bit too cold to fully appreciate the citrussy aroma.Good grapefruity hop bitterness. Medium to full body. Pacific Coast IPA, for sure (but you would not guess that it is not from the US West Coast).
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy orange, wispy beige head,
sweet crystal malt aroma with floral hops and a fruity orange character,
sweet caramel malt flavor balanced by lots of bitter hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This IPA pours a medium yellow gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is herbal and malty. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, touch of caramel and sweetness. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. A cross between a English and American IPA. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. Mild tangerine aroma. Earthy notes with caramel. The flavor was light with caramel malt and a mild bitterness on the finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 Sampled @ GJBF Yokohama: Clear copper, nice head and lacing. Nose of nice citrus, earth and nobles, very rindy with sugar and lime. Flavor is hoppy, sweet, bitter, lots of lime. Good IPA, very San Diegan.
beastiefan2k (2198) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to daijokey for bringing this to JoeMcphee’s place for CaptainCougar come to NY gathering. Orange-ish pale color. Old vegetable hops and some burnt malt. Seems more like an English Pale Ale and this is supposed to be less than a year old. Either it’s a bad IPA or one that can’t age at al, wither way should be better.