mile (3573) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness, citrus - piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and light tropical fruitiness with citrus - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light frutiness with citrus - piney hoppynes, light alcohol. OK dryish IPA. In the finish hoppyness gets bit sharp.
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Plastic cup at a Motel 6
Price: $10.49 for the 6-pack
Misc.: Drinking out of a plastic cup in a Motel 6 might hurt the ratings Misc.: Had on Dec. 24, 2012
Caramel orange with 2-3 fingers of frothy white head. Thick white lacing on the sides with good retention on the top.
Smelled wet Cascade hops, caramel, tangerine and orange.
Tasted similar to the nose. Wet, icy Cascade hops. Also sharp citrus hops (orange and tangerine). Bitter finish.
Light body. Creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Bitter, but loner finish.
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a coppery toilet brown color with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit and hops. Taste was gritty metal and hops.
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Whole Foods. Clear, orange pour with a persistent, medium white head leaving heavy lace. Nose is pine and some citrus. Medium-light body with moderate, fine carbonation. Some pine, toast, not much else going on. This reminds me of the organic IPAs of several years ago: lightweight, lacking flavor and complexity, and overall rather unexciting. Skip it and try one of the other, much better, Bison ales.
bytemesis (5185) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours hazy orange with a large white head and decent lacing. Aroma is pine, grass and caramel. Flavor is pine, bread, metallic notes with a light bitter metallic finish. Not a good example of the style; muddled and unbalanced.
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. clean golden brown, mild head. Rich malty ipa, hops are just underbalanced. whiff of metallic malts, bittering finish. Ok
mansquito (4474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Total Wine, Chantilly 12oz ($2): Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is light citrus hops and plenty of malts. I found this to be a bland and somewhat unbalanced IPA. Beers like this are utterly forgettable to me. It’s organic... so... yeah.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a small off-white head. Light, slightly fruity aroma. Moderately sweet caramel flavor with some light grapefruit hop notes. Dry and grassy finish. A weak and rough hop profile overshadowed by the caramel malts.
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very thin and light for an IPA. Has an unusual spiciness to it but not much bitterness. Definitely not a very traditional IPA.
BrewDad (5123) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops cascade aroma and floral with a bite of fruit. Nice Malt backing citrus flavors and cascade hops flavors come out nicely. Very good beer.