beerskinner (24) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Big Sky IPA from the bottle. Pours a great amber/copper color. The hops and the citrus are outstanding. It is important to buy more than one sixpack, and I have a few times now. Outstanding IPA from Montana.
Update: Malt aroma is dominant. Not until you malt your own barley can you really grasp malts. Malts are the bread and butter of beers.
The lacing is minimal and the carbonation is reduced, or so I thought, but I was wrong. Not until you have a drink and savor the flavors can you really appreciate this ipa.
You gotta try some.
Davros (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet syrupy malt and some soft piny hops.
Malty flavours, quite clean. Some piny hops. Not particularly complex. An assertive bitterness in the finish.
Sevenlee (1451) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit some pine and hops. Taste is moderate sweet with a moderate hop finish.
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated based on notes taken 31 Mar 2012 -- This was the best beer available at Laughlin AFB when I first moved there. It steadily got better, but only a little bit. This beer was my savior.
Brenhophead (628) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL can. Pours a clear golden with a big off white head. A pleasant piney/stone fruit aroma with hints of toffee. That big resinous grassey/pine dominate the flavour with a decent syrupy malt backbone.
Rosslew (280) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really strong orange rind hits early. Fruity taste but a bit dry in the middle. Strong bitter end. 6.2%, 12oz, 1.7 std drks.
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AgentAle (889) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus, grass, light caramel and clove. Taste is light malts and caramel which transition to a fairly full bodied hop profile that finishes pretty smoothly. Appearance is a clear copper profile with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
razzanof (50) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Strong caramel aroma with a hint of pine. Taste is initially comprised of malt but is quickly overcome with a bitter and acrid flavor which remains on the palate. Not enough hops for an IPA; better as an ESB. Even then not the best of beers.
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Maris (1066) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 355ml bottle on 14/11/2014. Pours an almost clear darkish golden with a small uneven head. Has a curious burnt caramel aroma with some mineral notes as well. Take a sip and you get a fairly big caramel malt background, some sweet stone fruit, followed by some relatively firm, lingering piney hops, which feature a touch of spice at the end. Has a medium body and average carbonation. A decent but not altogether harmonious IPA.
AbbeyRoade (432) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet flavor and not bitter. Piney. Sticky. Herbal. Hoppy. Fresh. Good brew but not amazing.
hank37 (139) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can from mane liquor. Pours a deep golden/brownish colour with minimum head. Lowish carbonation which i think detracts from the beer a bit. Solid IPA though, especially for the price. Aromas of tinned pineapple and other tropical fruit. A surprisingly (but pleasantly) malty presence is surrounded by some sweet, burnt sugar and candy flavours.