Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 Sept 2011, bottle. orange/yellow, a little cloudy w/ a tiny bit of sediment, steady bubbles, thick rocky head. nose is initially pink grapefruit hops and then fades into an oily citrus rind. thin/med body and fizzy, almost foamy in the mouth. white grapefruit citrus hops but not too much bitter finish. enough malt profile to give it body and some balance but not enough to really talk about malt taste or be competition for dry grapefruit hops.
ROGUE (2200) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a one finger off white head that has a nice retention. The aroma has lots of citrus and a good dose of sweet malt. The taste is nicely balanced sweet malt and citrusy hops with a slight graininess as well. Mouthfeel is nice and full, very crisp, and a dry finish.
Itypedformiles (4) - - SEP 18, 2011 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
You can see right threw this golden beer. It has some hits of citrus and a strong hopi taste...
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear copper color with a large off white head of tightly packed bubbles. The nose has notes of orange, pineapple, and pine. The flavor is straight up bitterness. Not much on the malt side. There is a little sweetness when your tongue gets used to the bitterness, but not much. No subtlety here, you get smacked on the tongue with some citrus and tropical fruit plus a strong aspirin like bitterness. The lack of balance makes this brew less enjoyable than it could be. Medium bodied with average carbonation leading to a very long, bitter finish. It’s not terrible, but vastly out classed by other IPAs.
Arayaga2 (2132) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apricot color with a white had. Aroma is pleasant citrus with a bit of pineapple. Taste is biscuity with lightly resinous hops and some tropical fruit. $3/12oz
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not much of an aroma here. Not much hop flavour to it either. This drinks like an English golden ale. Quaffable but unimpressive and very misleading.
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle picked up at SL... Nice little IPA... Pours an orange color, small head. Well balanced nose of some crystal malts and some grapefruit hops... Taste is well balanced. Nice hop presence, strong bitterness with a nice mango taste... medium body.. easy to drink. Nice IPA
944play (402) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Toad in the Hole. Hazy deep gold with medium white head and some lace. Mango and woody stem nose. Strong earthy flavor dominates over a crunchy bitterness and simple, easygoing sweets. Mildly astringent. Alcohol is well-integrated enough to be felt more than tasted. EDIT: haze is apparently CHILL HAZE.
sloth (2817) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized white head with good retention, lacing is fair, lasting. Clear, gold/light copper color. Nose is weird, grapes and grassy notes. Body is medium, gentle carbonation, minerally. A bit of fruity flavors, grapes, apples and some piney notes, dry maltiness, salty. Dry finish, lightly metallic. Aint happenin. Bottle from statelineliquors.
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whole Foods Market, DC 6-pack ($12): Pours an orange color with a white head. Aroma is of piny hops, some herbal hops, and then a couple of other hops. I felt that this beer was very unbalanced towards the hops. basically, there are a few hop profiles in here (none of which are really my favorites) and then little else. Pretty bitter, but not brutally so, just extremely piny. An ok IPA with nothing bad going on, but then again not outstanding.