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 (1865) - 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 (1858) - 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 (1542) - 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 (366) - 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 (2594) - 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 (3908) - 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.
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear light-amber body, off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/apricot, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some herbal/pine, light bread. Medium body, some resin.
marcus (7142) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at West Coast Brewfest 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a thin beige head and a floral aroma. There is a fruity toffee flavor with a bitter hop finish.
jgb9348 (4961) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Relatively light golden coloured body with a few bubbles rising from the bottom with a thin white head. Aroma of fresh and rather potent hop flowers with some good light sweetness, a bit of drying oak or cotton and some minor malt flavours - all of that coupled with the very strong and noted hop notes of pine and flowers. Aftertaste nice as well with more drying and hop notes than anything else, leaving the palate relatively dry and refreshed after this one. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased from Bridge’s in Danville, California on 19-March-2011.