ClarkVV (3902) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh Summer 2011 cans
Darker than a "West Coast" IPA usually is, with deeper orange and ambers. Clear, with a fair amount of white head that shows moderate retention.
Bitter, acidic hops in the nose are immediately joined by bready, earthy, dry malts. The hop pungency is mainly citric, with a touch of pine on the end, especially with warming, where I also get a touch of alcohol. Medium strength of aroma, quite hoppy, but more acidic than aromatic.
Hard crystal malt and acidic, citric hops wash over the palate, with a strong carbonation that does its best to fight the high acidity and maltiness. Citrus and pine and very straightforward, while there is probably more malt depth than hop. Sweet, candied orange is produced from the malt and citric hoppiness, while some dry, earthy flavors linger on the finish, along with a fair amount of pine sap and heavy acid bite. Way too heavy-handed for my tastes, lacking any finesse or subtlety. Seems much more in the vein of the old "East Coast" IPAs.
Minderbinder (2147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with medium beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of malt, pine, caramel, herbs, faint alcohol, pineapples. Taste is of caramel, pine, sugar, earthy bitterness, citrus, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Balance is on the sweet side. Overall: Good, but sweet. Not too "clean".
Strife21 (219) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy copper with thick frothy white head.
Smells of pine, citrus and hops
Tastes of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Bitter finish.
medium body, medium carbonation.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thrown in by Seth on an awesome trade. Aroma is muted apricot and papaya with some passionfruit and bitter grass notes as well. Pours amber with a nice frothy head. Taste follows suit. Papaya and grass stand out but not in a sweet way. Nice even bitterness. An easy sippin’ and unassuming IPA. Nice.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed from the can. Smell is very citrus forward, pine and hop resin. Taste follows with added malty sweetness. Good beer, just a little too sweet for me.
canary dog (680) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Piney and resinous hops dominate in the immediate nose and taste notes. Finish is quick, clean, and draft-like. Easy to drink. I thought this beer really hid its 6.9% pretty well.
Mep3222 (656) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty floral hop aroma. Maybe a bit if stinky feet in there but not much. Full flavored and pretty well balanced. Prefer a bit of a different hop profile but still a pretty well made ipa.
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halfonit (1199) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at battleship. Poured an amber/ yellow color with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grass. Orange peal and tropical fruit flavors which turn to rounded, increasing bitter hop and resin notes with a biscuity malt backbone. This is a very good IPA on tap right now.
bytemesis (3830) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned on 08/19 - thanks JBPortland! Pours hazy butterscotch amber with a medium creamy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is pretty standard pine and caramel. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Not too bad despite having a bit of age on it.
TBone (13231) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @Bukowski, Boston
Amber-orange color, good creamy off-white head. Piney-hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, slightly herbal, piney flavor. Ok average IPA.