fcjack1 (134) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Red Hot. Golden in color. Thin white head. Scent is malty and hoppy. Taste is hoppy. A little citrus. Pretty good beer.
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from trade with Lothore, thanks Tyler!] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear orange color, medium sized lightly creamy white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly fruity. Taste malts, hops, moderately bitter, lightly fruity. Medium body and carbonation. A very solid IPA.
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells fresh, hops, pine, some resin, fruity, nice. Tastes bitter, hops, pine, some resin, fruity, grapefruit. Great brew. Medium to full body, great carbo.
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden amber/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipates within less than a minute.
The smell had a nice allocation of bitter piney hops to bittersweet citrus hops. It ends up allowing a decent malt background to come in as the beer warms.
The taste was mainly bittersweet leaning more towards the bitter side, but lets a decent sweet citrus and slightly maltiness come in to balance nicely. There was a nice citrusy/piney sweet aftertaste and also a nice dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability running about my mouth and tongue. It had a decent sharp bitter assault on my mouth and tongue like a good AIPA should. The carbonation is harsh just as well.
Overall, in my opinion, this was a great AIPA well worthy of having again.
Melkart (282) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - MAY 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
You can smell and taste a lot of hop. It is not a unbalanced beer. Bitter, medium body.
SNL (223) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served in Bottle.
Nice Nose, lots of citrus. Malty taste, with a long bitter finish. Not much fruit in the taste.
Medium body, average carbonation.
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
c’est une IPA résineuse et sec avec un nez plutôt subtile. J’ai bien aimé sa robustesse et son amertume prononcé
BierMeHoos (85) - Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Justin's Cafe in the Navy Yard, DC. Pours orange copper with no head really. Aroma is light malt that is dominated by hops. Taste is similar. Well balanced with good flavors. One of the better IPAs out there IMHO.
Maxbier (200) - Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden with white head. Light floral hoppy aroma and orange peals. Pleasant Bitter up front. Juicy malty middle. Citrus hoppy finish. Great Cali IPA
lightbias (76) - USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice chunky, hazy gold pour with a lovely dense white head. Literally chunks in the brew. Loved that. Bitter and lasting, this had a very piney citrus aroma, and tended to be a little on the sticky side. For an every day taste, this had just the right bitter, but not going to be my exceptional. Pleasant.