Ibrew2or3 (7050) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve been avoiding rating this since so many bottle on the shelves . . . well just about everywhere store this wrong and itís either difficult or impossible to tell how old it is until you open it. Well hereígoes. 12oz bottle pours deep gold with copper hues and a bit of haze supporting a thin near white head. The modest aroma has spicy almost anise like hops mixing with some floral hops and faint malt sweetness. The taste is tame for an IPA with spicy and floral sort of seeming like noble hops that are both modestly bitter and modestly flavor. Behind the hops is a nearly clean mild sweet maltiness and almost a biscuit malt quality. Old school IPA that I do not plan to seek out again.
Theydon_Bois (9695) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewpub, downtown PDX, 09/11/14.
Clear orange amber with a moderate off white covering that clears to edgeing.
Nose is caramel malt, bitter hop linger, grapefruit.
Taste comprises bitter orange, floral notes, grapefruit, pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
mattyhennessy (341) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange amber with a foamy off white head. Citrus and pine aroma that is orange dominated. Sweet caramel malt aromas that are hugely reflected in the flavour. A very pronounced malt profile, which is different to many of the dry IPA?s that I?ve had lately. Flavour is a balance of orange marmalade, toffee and stonefruit with some lingering hop bitterness. A little sweet for my taste, but that?s my personal taste. Medium carbed and full bodied. I would have again
Salmoniform (950) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy orange hue with thick fizzy white head that settled. Suspended particles. Aroma is straw, pine, lemon, peppercorn, yeast. Mouthfeel is decent with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with a spicy bitterness that extends through the finish. Overall this isnít a very good representation of an IPA. It tastes faintly like a hoppy saison. Perhaps this is just an off bottle that was exposed to Brett, but itís not very good.
I canít find a date on the bottle. The only printing is on the base: 315 D-2 1515. Perhaps this was a bad batch.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Light citrus (more orange than graperuit) on the nose with some pine. Medium-light bodied. A touch malt heavy, maybe due to age. The hops are there, but donít quite pop...though the finish is more than adequately bitter. OK."
fcjack1 (173) - Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from world beers. Ours a hazy Amber color. Thin white head. Scent is malt and hops. Taste is a piney hoppy one. Good basic ipa.
StevieT (701) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours cloudy orange, tiny white head, floral aroma, smooth with a good IPA hop punch and medium lingering bitterness. I like it and was pleasantly surprised.
brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ plane. Slightly hazed bright orange pour with a white head. Aromas of pine, candied orange, and grass. Quite spicy and floral. Some caramel and marmalade as well. Flavor is a touch on the sweet side. A bit of citric acidity and a sharp pine bitterness. Lots of flowers and grass. Sweet caramel, toast, and marmalade. Slight orange rind.
vinhol (290) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap royal mail hotel west melb slightly hoppy aroma straw yellow in colour taste is mild hops
cattrall (15) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - AUG 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma very light almost non-existent. Taste not unpleasant but a bit unbalanced - bitterness mixed with straw pale ael type flavour. Indeed more a British style ipa. Drinkable for sure but not a top choice.
CacheManyHose (228) - HONG KONG - JUL 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From QC. Hazy translucent orange-amber with thick bubbly white head. Smells of hops - floral, faint fruit, a bit of generic lager-y bitterness and corn. Tastes like a very English IPA - crisp and bitter but not much to it. Would be a pretty flavourful pale ale/lager but expect more from an IPA.