TimE (3854) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy golden color. Lovely tropical fruit, pine, with a touch of biscuit malt below it. Very nice malty start but then big tropical fruit notes with some crystal malts. Really well balanced. Lighter body than expected. Fantastic light dry finish. Superb
reebtogi (4568) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is tropical fruits, pine and caramel. Taste is a pine hop bitterness balanced nicely with a tropical fruit and malty sweetness. Medium bodied with generous carbonation. Well crafted and highly recommended.
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
India Golden, not Golden IPA, and this is reflected in the character of the beer. Has a dull gold, aroma is very bright with floral, tropical fruit hops. Taste has melon, mango and vinous hops, a fair bit of pale malt and it’s actually a little gluey. Not entirely effective - especially there is some biscuity character getting in the way of the brightness and the alcohol is quite apparent as well, lending harshness to the finished product.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014
2014-06-26 draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 8-3-8-5-16=40
Cloudy golden color with compact head. Pungent brew, probably with NZ hops, with a lean body, appreciated for showcasing good hops, moderately sweet, and very fruity (mango over all), a bit musky; drier final.
Very good, drink cold.
2014-06-07, bottle from 16th Street Liquor, West Vancouver, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Hazy golden color with medium sized head. The hop aroma is moderately fruity, some malt, and light vegetables; some piney pungent hop too. Lean body, the mouthfeel is lightly oily; mellow malt flavor, and potent hopping, very resiny, but also with fresh fruit character; long and bold final.
There are other strong IPAs with a better aroma, nevertheless this one has the quality of being quite easy to drink.
stantheman (693) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tangent Cafe in Vancouver. A pale golden beer with a bit of white head. Big citrus piney hop flavour. A bit of malt in the background. Medium length hop finish. Very nice! 3.7.
50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Fruity hop aromas. Tropical fruit and citrus hop notes. Good balance with a nice caramel malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.
Sarlacc83 (1165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Shiny gold with a thin white head.
N: Pine, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, toffee, biscuit. Earth an don’t leaf.
T: Quite sweet, sharply bitter.
M: Big alcohol burn. Resinous and medium bodied.
O: A tasty beer. Very fruity with a pleasing minerality.
after4ever (6494) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at sb. Pours a hazy medium amber with a loose white head and tons of lace. Big fruity nose, light floral notes, almost some ginger. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel with grapefruit, floral notes, and some mild dry sunflower seeds near the finish. Long dry grapefruit finish.
SudsMcDuff (6512) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice double ipa, and the only one of the day so it was greatly appreciated .. . deep gold .. medium head, strong lacing .. . crisp and sweet, with a solid bitterness .. . full body and lively finish .. . i enjoyed this one .. . . i used to play sports; then I realized you can just buy those little trophies.
bytemesis (4101) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden orange with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly and laces well. Aroma is nice and dank, citrus, passionfruit. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, lots of dank citrus flavors that I love. Medium body, a touch oily. Nice effort!