tom10101 (4798) - 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 (2096) - 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 (557) - 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 (1698) - 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 (6181) - 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 (265) - , 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
KansaiBeerLvrs (4005) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks goes out to my buddy Miles for hooking me up with this Top Cutter IPA from Bale Breaker Brewing Co.
A lovely light honey colored with a juicy hop bouquet featuring prickly pear and luscious tropical fruit notes (passionfruit & guava).
Fairly full bodied with a sedate raspy carbonation which seems to say "OK boys let’s scrape this tongue clean for the flavor explosion".
The taste is sweet fruity hop notes with a mild bitter bite. Very nicely balanced aromatic IPA.
This is definitely my kind of IPA big on hops, tons of flavor but the bitterness doesn’t hit you like a slap in the face.
CheersMate (1333) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can. Drinking this, while staying with family in Yakima. In the land of hops, it’s ironic that, up until this company showed, up, good Yakima-based brews were damn near impossible to come by. Typically, I can find sixers of this with a month, or less, of age on them. This has an extremely citrusy hop aroma. There’s not much else, aroma wise, but shit -- that hop profile is simply pleasant. The citrus bitterness is so fresh, and prickly on my tongue. Bits of slightly toasted bread kick in. The texture is rather mild, that is - not too carbonated, and definitely not close to flat. Citrusy goodness is dominating here. Definitely smelling and tasting the cannabis. Overall, this is one of my favorite IPAs.
BuckeyeBoy (4998) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can pours out clear crisp golden topped with a white head. nose is great hop tropical fruit citrus and a nice bread malt. Taste is great lots of fruity hops a nice bitterness with a light caramel malt.