DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2005 Dec 15, ’03: Served from a beer engine at the Map Room, and at English Ale temperature. Good thin yet persistent head. The hand pull yielded a beer with no bubbles, yet a firm mouthfeel. The IPA hops were actually subdued, nicely balanced between floral and bitter. Somehow I picked up a note of cherries, too. Color is lighter than the usual American IPA, closer to a Vienna or even a Pilsner. I had hoped to get a better impression of Bells than I did at their Eccentric Cafe taproom, and I was right.
Bottled, May 22, ’05. A slightly different experience from a chilled bottle, and no less fascinating. Unfiltered like the other bottled Bell’s, with quite a lot of bits floating around, that don’t detract in the least from the enjoyment. I may have waited a bit too long to open this bottle I got in November, as the floral hops I noted on draft are a little rougher, more piney and northwestern. But just another facet of a fascinating and complex beer.
eRock_2013 (399) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this reputable IPA with a fine view and a cool summer breeze. From the bottle, poured a hazy yellow-orange color, seems to be exceptionally hazy for an IPA, with lots of lacing and foam, which thins to slight white head. Aroma is a delicious variety of malty grain and floral citrus hops, the sweet malt and juicy hops combine to form notes of sweet orange. Flavor is a full-bodied malty smoothness with a solid pacific resin and citrus hoppy bitterness, quite the sensory combination. Finishes with a warm caramel malty accented bitterness, definitely memorable if not quite as stellar as its high reviews suggest. Definitely delicious overall.
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Gluepot (407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of points for balance, but (I can’t believe I am saying this) nothing striking me as special here. The nose features juicy citrus hops, a touch of dankness and mild malts. Undertated though. The taste profile follows from the nose with mild fruity hops, classic soft malts, a smooth body and a nice dry finish.
bastarda (421) - Freiburg, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A flawless, thoroughly balanced IPA with a unique flavour profile. Aromas of cherimoya and roses, taste of cherimoya, other tropical fruits and roses. Dry finish.
Countbeer (6083) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Served in a shaker:
Creamy head. Cloudy yellow.
Aromas of creamy hop fruits, some floral tones, clear hop tones...
Taste more like a DIPA than an IPA.
Good bitter, some hop tones, herbal and floral, light dry, bit creamy...
Aftertaste is grassy, hoppy, bitter, dry...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied.
Expected more but surely decent.
sebastokrator (60) - - AUG 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 Pours a hazy yellow with minimal head. Smells of resin, pine, apricot and a biscuity malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, biscuit, and caramel. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, and a bitter finish. Very nice, well balanced, extremely drinkable.
electrotype (642) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Merci à Simon pour celle çi! Un nez qui se rapproche des IPAs anglaises. Mais, en portant un peu plus attention, on se rend compte que le côté fruité typiquement américain se pointe le nez. Le résultat est une IPA assez balancée. Peut-être un peu trop sucrée par contre (ici encore "à la mode" des IPA anglaises), mais toutefois fort goûteuse. La lourdeur de l’alcool se fait légèrement sentir mais est au bout du compte bien contenue. Est-ce les houblons utilisés (on semble parler de Centennial dans les critiques précédantes) qui ne sont pas ma tasse de thé? Je ne saurais dire, mais il manque un petit quelque chose pour venir gagner mon coeur. C’est un peu trop lourd, trop sucré.
thirstyrabbit (1720) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pale clear orange body, medium head. Citric/resiny aroma with floral hints. Smooth taste of citrus and piney Centennial hops. Good balance, very refreshing. I love IPAs that are made with Centennial hops and this one’s a very good showcase of this hop.
HighlanderOne (1223) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at tipsy barrel. Nice malt hop aroma. Cloudy orange gold with lacing tan head. Piney, citrus and floral hops dominate with a good sweet slightly toasted malt back. Spice notes. Full flavored with great balance. Outstanding.
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has extremely beautiful white and creamy foam and aroma of pine needles and grapefruit. The taste has a little malt sweetness in the form of caramel and sweetness keeps reasonable before the hops sneak into the mouth and contributes with pine needles, grapefruit, mango and orange peel. The finish is dry and lasts long.
Jorn69 (2626) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The Bishops Arms Marina, Helsingborg 20160815. Hoppy and fruity, sweet, grapefruits, pine needles, oranges, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity.