sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled, 0.66l) Clear amber with a medium, frothy and lacy head. Very aromatic, toffee-malty nose with pine, birch, and lavender. Dry, very bitter, pine-resiny, salty flavor with reasonable balancing maltiness, and a long, bitter finish. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Quite an enjoyable IPA, although the flavor is not quite as fresh as the aroma.
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Mass Beverage Lawrence, KS. Pours a copper color with an off white head. Oranges, tangerines, and caramel aromas. Bitter pine and tangerine fruits overtaking the caramel malts. Tasty beer that I bet its even better fresh from the tap.
agl108 (719) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Poured cloudy orange with fluffy cream colored head. Sheets of lacing. Lots of fresh cut grapefruit and citrus dominate the flavor. Finishes bitter with sticky grapefruit resins on the tongue, but amazingly drinkable. Terrific offering and exemplary of the style.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Average appearance- bright copper color, middling head that leaves a deent layer. Aromas are big and citrus-y- big shot of grapefruit followed by some sticky earthy notes and smooth sweetness. Flavor follows the nose- big helping of sharp citrus flavors, tangy aggressive bitterness all over the place. Lots of depth and hop flavor for a single hop (centennial) IPA. Smooth toasted sweetbread makes a nice backbone that mostly gets drowned out by the hops. Even and smooth on the palate with normal amounts of carbonation. Great IPA.
Bragesnak (5328) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Chas E., Aarhus, DK.
Orange with white head. Aroma of orange and malt. Flavor is hop bitter with balanced sweetness andhints of pine and spices
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours slightly hazy orange with a strong light tan head. Nose has fresh west coast hop leaves, cookie dough malt, honey and pine needles. Rounded feel. Flavor is sweet and spicy. Lots of honey-like sweetness in the body, along with butterscotch, citrus, cookie malt and a lemon cookie sharpness. Finish is spicy and piney. A bit sweet for me, but solid.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reeled this in from the Canal’s beer stream in Marlton, NJ. Deep copper pour under a tawny medium brown head with thin ribbons of lacing. Classic Southern California big citrus and pine aroma with flavors that follow along with some added sweetness (peach or apricot). Solid hoppy bite in the dry finish and a silky mouthfeel. Another fine brew from San Diego.
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
clear golden colour with nice head. Aroma is nice strong piny hops. Flavor has a nice bite in the bitterness and with strong hop flavor and a very long finish.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear amber in color with white head. Aroma sweet and citrus hops. Taste of citrus hops, hops and hops with bitter finish.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Light unclear. Dense off white head. Pine, citrus, light peach, grape and some caramel in the aroma and the flavour. The aroma a bit more subdued than flavour. Is a bit herbal and spicy in the flavour as well. Medium to full bodied. Quite dry. Loads of bitterness in the end, which to some extend is countered by a nice fruity sweetness. Nice one. Could use some of these in Bangalore!!