Fratto (2626) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flying Saucer Fort Worth. Smells like light fruits and hops. Sweet. Not great on the finish.
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Re-rate 11/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Maierovicz’s place. Thanks Niva & Chula. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Lovely hoppy aroma full of citrus, tropical fruits and "green" grassy notes. Flavor of fruity and "green" hops with piney notes and a bit of sweetish malt. Medium-bodied. 8/3/7/3/15=3.6
[9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of flowery hops and some citrus. Sweetish malty flavor at first, continues bitter and citrusy with light pine notes. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
pivnizub (8919) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:Solid hoppy piney nose, some fruitiness underneath; deep golden, hazy,slowly collapsing white foamy layer; solid bitter-sweet flavour,medium bodied; lingering sweetish-malty finish with a dry and hoppy aftertaste. Fine stuff.............
kappldav123 (5030) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
LCRBM 2009. The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also. Golden, small head. Starts dry and hoppy with bitter notes, a bit soapy. Finish still dry, a bit dusty. Also fresh and flowery. Not bad!
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The appearance is a cloudy orange with a good head and lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty with a nice hopiness, fruit and citrus notes come through. The flavor is fairly hoppy and well balanced with the malt, bitterness is not overwhelming. The overall is a good balanced IPA with moderate hopiness that really goes with the malt. Nice IPA.
tucsonsam (24) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
ambre pour with white head, a bit fuity and bitter. very hoppy but just a tad too bitter. Tried this at Independence, Iowa brewfest
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Chris for the bottle! Poured crystal-clear, brighter golden with a creamy, sticky cap of white head.. looked good. The aroma picked up juicy pine, grapefruit, and catty floral hoppage over sweet caramel.. balanced seemed to be there. The flavor had a little sourdough bread along with the caramel at the core.. surrounding bitterness was moderate in the form of green floral, spicy pine, and grapefruit.. finished with some resiny bitterness over candied caramel. Light-medium bodied with a dry, scratchy feel from the hops and carbonation.. balance was solid, and I could see myself drinking more.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like all IPA’s I’ve had so far, this one reminded a lot of grapefruit. The hops in this one were not as overwhelming as in the other ones, they were more well-rounded, which made it a pretty good drink!
SaintMatty (5380) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Amber with a white head. Fresh aroma with peach and grapefruit. The taste is hoppy with tangy grapefruit and peaches in syrup. The finish is hoppy with a slight sweetness and some aniseed hints.
JorisPPattyn (7971) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium, off-white head over well-carbonated, orange-golden beer. C-hops, chalk, some spices or garden herbs, not specified. Flattish-sweet, with more hoppy notes, rather than full hoppy flavour. Not a WestCoast IPA, for sure. Medium bodied, very slick. Steven, buy a good load of Amarillo and/or Simcoe, close your eyes, and start adding. No stopping.