Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/orange pour with a decent white head and lace. Strong aromas of citrus, hops, caramel, vanilla, oak and pine. Wow hoppy bitterness and alcohol warmth dominate the early flavour profile. The sweet components are there but beaten down by the bitterness. JE is meaty with medium carbonation and a solid IPA.
Jagged Edge is a solid IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at Green Dragon, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of floral and piney hops, some soapy notes. Flavour of citrusy hops, with some orange / lemon zest, floral notes and buttery malt. Very solid IPA, if not generic.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Decent hops aroma and flavor. High amount of bitterness and added malt. This is a big beer and comes off mild. Very interesting brew.
after4ever (7539) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at uber. Pours a hazy medium amber with a dense and.creamy tan head. Big pine and orange nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel mid palate with lots of pine and orange. Resiny finish with a little bit of shampoo and pencil shavings, but not so acetic as to spoil the effect.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear with a gold hue. Foamy head with multi-sized bubbles. Fresh, hoppy nose. First sip unleashes assertive hops that are nice up front, but become a little rough around the edges in the finish and aftertaste. Very floral, perfume-like and grassy. Subtly sweet caramel in the malts barely keeps up. Sharp and harsh finish coats the mouth with an astringent bitterness that lingers too long. Not entirely bad, but it definitely has a jagged edge.
ben4321 (5643) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 3/19/12
Aroma: The nose has some orange/tangerine, a little grapefruit, and some malty notes too
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange color with a fizzy white head and fairly heavy lacing
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet up-front, mostly citrus, balanced by a later hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a an average-plus carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
This was my first beer from Black Diamond. I thought this was a pretty solid IPA, but it wasn’t a standout in the style.
BillKismet (3823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronzed hue with a solid, hop-pocked head. Floral, resiny nose that is redolent of fresh hop leafs and with a fluorish of summer honeysuckle. The body is considerably more dank and tannic than the aroma indicates. A touch of skunk cabbage and heavy co-humulons along with a tannic floral hop leaf flavor, ending with both acerbic, yet somehow alkaline twang that is bitter-sour and off-key.
riversideAK (6103) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity floral hop nose, some perfumey soapy notes - noticed this in the Rampage recently as well - house yeast? INteresting. Malt back bone is lightly sweet, pale perhaps a touch of caramel. Pours golden orange, nice head and lace. The flavor is nice and fruity up front with a touch of pale malt sweetness, a hint of caramel, soapy potpurri flavor - again noticed in the Rampage. Nice flavors, odd yeast esters. Dry, a little dusty as well. Not bad at all, just interesting IMO.
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fairly clear light-orange. Bitter, piney aroma, with just a bit of sweetness coming through. Flavor is super piney and bitter, with little malt sweetness, and a medium body. A good choice if you are looking for a crisp, dry, and bitter IPA.
Sledutah (6973) - Utah, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle picked up in Vacaville
Appearance: Clear golden with a small off-white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Fruity, caramel and citrus
Taste: Dusty caramel, malty and citrus
Ok, not very hoppy