maekchu (2500) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Qbrick. Very fresh hop aromas and some big fruitiness. Dark cloudy yellow, with big fat lazy bubblescoming up slowly. Smooth and deep hop flavors. Well balanced, with a long bitter aftertaste. Good West Coast IPA.
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Q-Brick. Malty, bready nose with nice hops. Copper with a nice head. Clean flavor, low bitterness. Nice balance and decent hops: grass, a bit of citrus. Well done and interesting.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Interesting. Some boysenberry, spicy and floral/citrus notes. Had a very moreish appeal. Very smooth hop, which lent itself to the high drinkability. Still, nothing to get overly excited abut in the long run.
joeneugs (3738) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Creek monkey alehouse in Martinez. It pours golden yellow with a nice white head. The aroma has tropical fruit with a little pine. The flavor is dry and very hoppy with pine, light spice and a hint of dry bread. Good strong bitter finish. This has been my favorite so far of these rebellion IPA’s from BR.
Brenhophead (632) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
IBS growler, pours hazy orange/gold with a nice sweet herbal/citrus aroma although the head is a bit soapy. The flavour is mild but enticing with spicey notes as well as a noble like hop resin flavour and bitterness.
Nik925 (769) - USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t know how to rate these as tasted over the course of the year. I gave the last one a 3.4. I remember that one as being better. Bear makes awesome IPAs, so I feel like without doing all of these as one big vertical, they are just handicapping themselves by limiting it to one hop. End rant. Good beer...but a bunch of better stuff on the board at the brewery.
sinkas (289) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft growler IBS, Perth,
rich hoppy and sweet nose, dense hoppy palate with bright sweet hop flavour and a clean and medium dry finish,
BrewBoxer (2320) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy yellow.. Not overly hoppy. More like a pale ale, really easy drinking. Definitely a good beer
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery , light orange golden pour, mild aroma, big flavor. Solid bitterness. Very enjoyable IPA