IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - JAN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A slightly cloudy dark amber color with a short lived light beige head. Fantastic aroma of pine tar, grapefruit and cotton candy. Crisp and hoppy up front, loads of grapefruit peel, very nice bitterness. Has some mild sweetness in the middle but it is quickly engulfed with that industrial strength hop follow. I just finished a Ballast Point 2XIPA but this is even better (IMO). Another very pricy addition to the local import beer shop.
Cimbasso (295) - - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draught at a bar in Las Vegas. Light orange/yellow colour with a white head. Aromas of fruit, and a flavour of apricots, oranges and lemons. There is also a very dry, almost astringent taste of grapefruity hops. A nicely bitter, well-made IPA in the American style.
yourilevesque (65) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now THAT IS a good IPA! Beer in the glass is magnificent: orange/golden colour, lot of carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass, nice thick white head on the top of the beer. Head disappeared quite rapidly though. Aromas of pine, citrus and mango. The mouthfeel is warm, and the mouth gets filled with this incredible hoppy flavour as the beer gets down the throat. The after taste lasts for hours and is really evolutive. Splendid!
Maris (1046) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
From a 650ml bottle on 27/1/2015. Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a big fine white head. Have been waiting to try this for ages, as their Big Eye IPA is both a regular and a big fave of mine. The aroma is exquisite, with lots of caramel malt and fruity, piney hops. In the mouth, there’s a big caramel malt backbone with some toffee, masses of tropical, stone fruit and citrus fruit (mango, peach, apricot, mandarin, grapefruit), marmalade, and big dry resiny hops. The palate is a little syrupy with average carbonation. This is a truly wonderful IPA which is difficult to fault. To me, it’s only subtly different to Big Eye - a little sweeter, smoother and ever so slightly less aggressive. Perhaps a touch more enjoyable, but only just.
andrepintado (1631) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from saveur-biere.com. Gold to orange color. Thin white head. Taste is high bitter, light sweet. Aroma is piney, orange, hop, wood, light malt, spicy. Nice!
sturmthis (637) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft. Copper color with one finger head. Citrus aroma. Very citrus taste, a little earthy. Exactly what I like in an IPA.
tonydwagner (3) - - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the first beers I tried after arriving in California, on tap at the black cat in Silverlake. A pleasure.
dhatton (73) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a handsome golden color with a slight orange hue. Limited head.
Beautiful citrus smells. Floral scents and fresh grass also come through. Crisp hop flavors include grapefruit and pine. Extremely drinkable, very refreshing. Me gusto mucho.
alkolord (134) - - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange klar im Glas, leichter weiße schaum, grassig fruchtig hopfig in der Nase, unglaublich ausgewogen, angenehme bittere bei sehr guten Körper (nicht zu leicht, nicht zu schwer), lang anhaltende Bittere, sehr schöne IPA
Gramoit (374) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can see why this is rated so highly. Big but small, flavoursome but easy drinking, very good
deftone84 (3) - Addison, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Quite possibly the best IPA I've ever tasted (haven't tried Pliny or Heady Topper though). Nevertheless it's just a damn fine IPA. Very smooth, not bitter, yet has all the citrusy, piney, hoppy flavor that you love from an IPA. Great mouthfeel. Aroma is citrus.
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