WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Again, a couple of bonus points for being this good in China. New brewer, same name. Rich golden beer, small head by the time it came to the table on the third floor, great lacing. Truly massive nose of American hops, and a hop slam taste to match. Bitter, orange and grapefruit and pine tar ... among the best IPAs i have ever had, actually, and bonus points for being true to type and courageously over the top for China.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden amber IPA with a thin creamy light moka head. In aroma, good herbal c-hops with light berry nites over nice malt, In mouth, a classic IPA with nice hopping, light grapefruits, a bit thin but nice. On tap at Fu Xing brewpub, Oct. 24 2010.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange colored with hazy appearance. Little yellow head. Flowery aroma with nice grassy hops, some pine also comes up. Medium bodied, crispy palate. Flavor is also nice with same floral and lemony notes, aftertaste dries with grass and pine. Good IPA.
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange-amber. Loose, cask-like head. Very citrusy, juicy aroma with just a hint of pale malts. Has a cask mouthfeel. Juicy - rich, syrupy malts and sticky resinous hops. Bitter and herbaceous. Sticky finish is quite bitter, again with a mixed citrus accent.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub. Could have sworn it was from a hand-pump keg! Pours hazy, nearly opaque, orange with cask ale-like suds. Big PacNW hop aroma. Juicy citrus, kumquat, grapefruit. Bright but also minty aroma. Juicy palate. Low carbonation. Cask ale palate too. The flavors have an earthy foundation to carry the well-articulated hop flavors. The hops are dry, not so bitter, and not so fruity either. More cannabis like but also orange-kumquat rinds. Very nice.