BucannonXC5 (1365) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass at my house on July 31, 2012 (picked it up for $4.99 at KnB Wine Cellars in San Diego, Calif., on July 28, 2012). Lots of head, maybe 3-4 fingers. Hazy, caramel, toffee color. Lots of thick, frothy, foamy, white lacing on the top. Great retention (foamy) on the sides and the top.
Smelled wet (cascade?) hops. Soap, poor manís pine, lime. Got a little mint in there as well.
Taste wasnít much better than the smell. Really bland. Got some pepper spices, which I didnít smell. Also light pine and soapy notes. Bitter on tongue after.
Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish.
Just didnít think this beer was anything special at all. Skip it!
zacgillbanks (4151) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Cloudy orange amber coloured with bitter orange marmalade and tropical fruit flavours and a sweet red fruity and grapefruit finish. Excellent!
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kingís Lynn
Hazy amber color with generous head. The aroma has both a very nice hop (fruits and resins), and dust. Dry toffee flavor, followed by an extreme resiny hopping, leading to an equally powerful and long final.
This is one of the few American beer with quite some sediment, but controlled.
Straight bold IPA, but without the freshness that it should have.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice slightly hazy copper coloured body with a large, soapy off-white head that sticks up nicely, around three centimetres. Aroma of fresh herbal and slightly earthy hops with a touch of pine in the mix and a solid base of malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong, grassy, herbal and piney hops at the front end with a good malt balance and a slight bitter and metallic note near the end. Aftertaste is nice with a lot of hops, some pine, a bit of grapefruit all meshed around the light alcohol flavour and a stronger malt backbone. Overall, a rather nice IPA - showing a ton of hop characteristics, a lot of bitterness all with a solid backbone of malt. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Super Jr Market (BestDamnBeer Store) in San Diego, California on 06-May-2012 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington on 07-July-2012.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
66 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly cloudy amber with some sediment and a decent off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is fruity and piney hops as well as some malt. Taste is fruity and piney hops and some malt.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Resinous, nutty, green, earthy. Malts are wholesome, bready and doughy, with a graham-cracker-like sweetness. Lots of hop flavors. Aromas are somewhat muted and bitterness is on the mild-to-moderate side. Nothing necessarily bad; just some subjective notes. Tastes more like a fresh hop pale ale than an IPA.
Idiosynkrasie (6055) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Cloudy orangey golden colour with average to huge firm frothy lacing white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma, peach, resin. Taste is dry to bitter hoppy, restricted variety of flavours, slightly weak malt basis. Lower average IPA.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pour with a sticky white head. The aroma is a little bit sweet and slightly hoppy with notes of orange and some light mango like character. A little bit of malt-derived sweetness but it doesnít seem under attenuated. A little touch of something approaching spiciness but itís only slightly there. Decent - if not great. I do dig that top note in here though.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Rated on 22.6.2012.
Pours a hazy, murky orange colour with a white firm head. Aroma of piney hops, floral notes and lovely exotic fruitiness. Flavour, however, is a bit messy. Strong floral hops, grapefruit, stuffy malts, yeast, some astrigent and very dry wood. Medium bodied, rough mouthfeel and a rough, dry, bitter finish with very low fruitiness. Tastes raw and yeasty. Not refreshing at all.
olio (8877) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours slightly hazy amber color with small head. Lots of sediment in the bottle. Aroma is a bit odd, some ripe peach, apricot, floral notes, grass and some hints of glueish alcohol. Flavor of hoppy fruits, resin, grass, some sweetish caramel and some orange peel. A bit disturbing "oily" notes on the hops on aroma and the taste is also a bit of a let-down.