Fatehunter (2205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I just bought this bottle so I hope itís a 2011 because there is not a date on the label.
Poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy orange color with a half-finger of head, short retention but good lacing.
It has a musty smell, not very appealing. It has the faintest lemon smell.
The taste is nice and clean. Moderately bitter and hoppy throughout. No other real flavors coming through. Itís nice all the same.
Crisp texture. Moderate carbonation and medium bodied.
A straight up IPA. The smell was off, hopefully itís not widespread.
nealblind (1668) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange yellow pour. Aroma mango, wheat, pineapple slight husky fruit like pee. Tastes passionfruit. Crisp. Slight escarole.
maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nose has some stale hop elements to it as well as some earthiness. Taste is bitter with a hint of sweetness in the finish. Meh.
Theydon_Bois (16626) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 09/11/14.
Very lightly hazed golden with a decent off white covering.
Nose is earthy hops, mineral rinse, bitter citric peel, grapefruit.
Taste comprises citric pith, grapefruit, bitter orange, light spice, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light hop spattering.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is oxidized raisin caramel with notes of hops and malt. No too fresh anymore I guess. Flavour is better but still old.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unlike more herbal fresh hop beers this one on draft tastes like orange juice. One dimensional and sweet but not terrible.
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ all stars. Overall good IPA, easy to drink. Light transparent brown. Good white creamy head that reduces but is more than just a ring. Moderate bitterness, decent citrus hops. 8.6 bd
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange with a large white head. Aroma is full of flowers and pineapple. Flavor is very floral with some pineapple, biscuit and medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is sweet and citrusy. A pretty mild IPA.
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Haymarket. Very non-aggressive IPA - some floral hop but itís far from bold. Decent enough but far from awesome.
chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
undated 22oz bottle served in a New Glarus pint glass in April 2012.
Pours with a medium, rather creamy looking bone-colored head. The beer itself is slightly hazy golden amber. Notable and rather chunky sediment remained in the bottle after the initial pour. Lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Smells hoppy with a lot of citrus and some floral, herbal and earthy elements. Presages a taste that will be both sweet and tart. Marred by a bit of dankness.
Taste: more malt than is common for style, making for a more balanced mix of sweet malts and bitter hops. A hit of tangy hops and/or yeast towards finish, followed by an earthy and bitter (grapefruit) aftertaste from the hops.
M: nicely carbonated; medium body; rather dry finish.
O: this unfiltered Imp. IPA has a homebrew (not that that is a bad thing) look and taste, and a very fine mouthfeel.