prosper0 (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer. Thought I should try this as I like more balanced IPAs that have the malt backbone to support the hops.
The pour looked great, clear amber/copper color with white head and smelt strongly of malts, maybe a hint of piney hops in the nose, but mostly the caramel & breadiness of the malts broke through. Slight hint of grapefruit in the nose, but not as much as I would have liked.
Taste wise it wasn’t at all what I was expecting, strong malt-forward beer here that had a strong caramel and breadiness/yeast like flavor with the grapefruit noticeable, but not dominate. For an IPA I was baffled as to how the hops had fallen to the back in this beer.
Mouthfeel is great, it’s a very drinkable beer that’s very smooth, almost no bitterness to this beer, probably due to the lack of dominant hops. Light carbonation.
All-in-all a good solid beer, but not at all what I expected in a balanced IPA. Most of the time I think IPAs as overly hopped up and never would have figured there’d be an IPA that was overly malted up.
CRock (174) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not gonna lie, I find this to be very similar to their Grunion Pale Ale. But it’s a very smooth IPA - it has the characteristic bitterness from an IPA but it’s light like a Pilsner.
Rviolante (2) - - JUL 23, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
love everything about this beer, one of the best IPA's around, had it on tap at the BP location in Little Italy San Diego
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tandembrauer (1059) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, caramel, pine needles. Tastes bitter with some sweetness. Bitter finish, dry mouth feel.
linusb (718) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Clear golden coloured with a white head. N: Bready, grapefruit T: Grapefruit, papaya, mango O: Nice, but some harsh bitterness.
nilsas (3294) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Citrus og honning.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Citrus og honning.
Hvor: Melkebaren, Sandnes, med Gorm.
Medium: Tapp@100ml, ABV@7%, Når@20.16.2016
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Finish is bitter with the same flavors. Medium body, average carbonation.
NORSAND (73) - Lillestrøm, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great bottle. Pours with a lovely golden colour. White, medium lasting head.
Nose: A very hoppy nose with lots of pine tree and citrus.
Taste: Almost soft, fruity arrival with quite rich carbonation. Immediately followed by a grapefruity, long lasting bitterness. Fruity, fresh and bitter. In the exit the malt appears, with notes of nice caramel mixing into the hoppy bitterness. A very good IPA but rather on the bitter side for my taste.
zubblwump (44) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Beautiful clear amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells strongly of fresh pine. Pleasant steady bitter taste without the highs and lows I get from some. Citrus comes through as it warms. Crisp fresh mouth feel with healthy carbonation. This is a really good IPA!
blackisle (1924) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35.5cl. Poured into a teku glass. Clear deep golden, good two finger frothy white to off-white head, good retention and lacing; strong hop aroma, pale malts, grapefruit, apricot, pine, grass; mild taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, fruity, hoppy, grassy; lingering dry bitter aftertaste, spicy and fruity notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; excellent elegant and well-balanced ipa.
RNDave (14) - Fillmore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very tasty beverage. Clear golden amber/orange with wispy light creamy head. Grapefruit/citrus notes through and through. Don’t really get the hoppiness until the end. Super smooth, not heavy handed or overpowering. Fine brew.