Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a nearly clear gold to copper hued body that supports a white head of foam. The aroma offers up inviting sweet tangelo juice, mango and pineapple as well as a modest sweet malt bill in the background. The taste delivers hoppy goodness to my senses as I take in pleasing sweetened tangelo, grapefruit and mango all heading smoothly into the malty base just as the hops turn a tad resiny with bitterness. A few more sips brings about a facet of modest spicy dank onion hoppiness. This is pretty solid. My bottle might have a bit of age on it but shame on me. Good IPA with plenty of juiciness and bitterness and body to keep me happy.
Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is lots of pine and woods.
The taste is grass and pine bitterness.
The texture is thicker.
Alengrin (3129) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
West Coast IPA with thick, irregular, off-white, moussy head and lightly hazy, light orange blonde colour with a veil of ídustí (yeast) equally divided over the liquid as the deposit is added. Based on the name, I expected this to be a wheat IPA or something, but apparently only barley is used. Lovely citrus aroma, perfumed with suggestions of mandarin liqueur, grapefruit peel, lime zest, honeydew, fresh pineapple, papaja, caramel candy, white pepper, pine wood, biscuit, peaches (esters, almost as in a Belgian tripel, especially when the deposit is added) and gin; nothing off-putting here. Vividly fruity onset, pineapple, orange, watermelon, some banana, medium carbonation, minerals, salty accent but fortunately not too strong, light and supple mouthfeel, slightly nutty and caramelly malt sweetness cleverly balanced with a resinous, spicy, citrussy hop bitterness dominating the finish and drying the back of the mouth and throat, with some of the malts timidly creeping through. This may not be the most revolutionary IPA around, pretty straightforward, but very well balanced and tasty, exemplary for its style.
cheap (4525) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Looks like any other IPA, smells like rough IPA, a little of that BO lingering in there, and itís not in a good way. Some things floating around in thar. Taste is fer sure IPA bordering on astringent and sharp. Difficult. Even after years of trying to like IPA, I just donít get them. Strong difficult and nasty nellie, almost IIPA in effect but not quite as thick. Does have some good co2. Long bitter thrashing dull thud ipa finish that lasts for a good length of time. Not impressed.
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Golden with nice creamy white head. Lovely rich hop oil aroma. Sweet oily hop, tasty relatively clean IPA. Sparkling carbonation. Orange zest, herbs, veggies note. tasty.
nealblind (1028) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
red brown pour. slow gusher and big head. Aroma pine, juniper spruce, ozone. Tastes caramel, sorta briny/meaty, big grapefruit with a touch of tomato/oxidation. This one was the last one on the shelf and it shows. hints at a well done, but mostly generic IPA.
Pailhead (5567) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, light peach, tropical fruits, and a hint of dank notes. It pours a slightly hazy amber with a decent amount of sediment floating around. It has a two finger with a yellow tinged off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. There is a good amount of soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light-moderate tropical fruits with a hint of peach. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit a hint of dank notes. Itís light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Special Brews in Lynwood, WA. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is fruit and grass. Med body. It starts bitter, gets a sweet burst, then goes eaarthy bitter. Iím thinking of Cluster. Plus a lot of other hop. Hoppy, bitter and tasty. Works for me.
Tmoney99 (11813) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a hazy light copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
aaronbr (133) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Botella Republic in Berkeley. Pours a hazy yellow in a tulip glass, little to no head. Hay on the nose, taste has a bitter finish that lacks the hoppy character I love. Good, palatable beer, but missing the well-rounded finish that would make it really special.