cfrancis (2984) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to VanJammer for this. Pours clear golden with a small white top. Aroma is orange and citrus hops. Nice a flavourful. Taste is moderate to low bitterness but high on the juicy orange and citrus hop flavours. Nice biscuit malts that balance it well.
jgb9348 (5483) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden coloured body with a large, two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of grass, fresh picked citrus hops with some tropical fruits and pine, and a good dose of perfume and strong herbal scents. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive fresh hops with a big presence of citrus and tropical fruits, some mellow malt and a light grassy finish, but finishing without bitterness. Aftertaste shows the hops without any bitterness at all - very fresh and clean flavoured with a refreshing finish. Overall, a very nice IPA with a good robust hop profile but without any bitterness - all laid out without super complexities, but it works for this one and the style. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Pear Delicatessen in Seattle, Washington [State] on 18-February-2016 for US$2,25 sampled at home in [the real] Washington on 25-May-2016.
teamsale (67) - Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured into pilsner glass. Pours clear golden with abundant white head. Smells strongly of pine, citrus, hops. Plenty of lemon and grapefruit in the flavor. Just the right bitterness. A little above average overall but really nothing to write home about.
tom10101 (4908) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (12 oz) at home. From kcherney, thanks! Clear golden with a medium persistent white head leaving good lacing. Aroma is piney hops forward, never too harsh, along grapefruits, floral hops, honeyed cereals and mild perfumy presence. Taste is slightly sweet with loads of piney hops again, a lean but nicely honeyed malt backbone, floral presence and mild bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Resinous but never harsh finish. Moderate duration of the aftertaste. I like this beer a lot, it’s not groundbreaking on any aspect but it’s so well balanced, easy drinking and quenching that it could very well be one of my go-to IPA for the summer if it was available in my area. Really nice beer.
rejtable (2182) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Bottleworks. Pours clear orange with some initial frothy head and lots of clumpy lacing. Nose is fruity and floral. Flavours of grapefruit, mango, pine. Taste medium bitter light sweet. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and a very juicy finish. So good!
thomassp (1) - OSLO, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy and fresh with a taste of grapefruit and pine. Nice mouthfeel and well balanced.
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glad to get the chance to try this. It’s such a logical idea to make a beer in the Yakima Valley that showcases all the great hops grown there, and this does a great job of that. This is a great combination of some of the world’s great hops. It goes down really easily, and if I could get it often I’d drink it often.
Panzuriel (1722) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can obtained through Tavour. Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA pours an hazy darker amber brew. The head is about a quarter inch of white foam. there is clear active carbonation. Aroma is Slightly musty pine hops with little herbal elements as well. Taste is initially sharp with good and bright acidity, pine hops come through towards the mid and again at the end. Medium malt. Body is lively and on the thinner end of the spectrum. a really nice IPA.
Braudog (6198) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Golden, slightly pale, clear. Thin but firm top. Assertive nose. Drinks with a full-frontal assault of acid on the palate. Borders on the vegetal side with so much bud ... (#6103, 1/18/2016)
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce can poured into wine glass
Appearance: Light orange with medium head some lacing
Aroma: Big smell of hops
Taste: Can be improve to match the arroma
Overrall: Very good aroma, but lacks the matching taste of good india pale ales