blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brooklyn Brewery and in bottles from the supermarket. Nice job on the aroma. Smells alcoholy but with a fruity floral scent as well, not too strong. I actually really like this beer. The bitterness lingers at the back of the mouth quite nicely. Easier to drink and less dry than many IPAs.
olliejobbins (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours hazy amber with thin soapy head. Aroma is of hops, citrus fruits and malts. Taste is very citrussy and floral. I really enjoyed this. Perhaps rating it so highly as I had it in Guatemala and compared to the lagers here, it was a revelation
sic1314 (3120) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep orange amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of light barnyard, lactose, lightly sweet citrus. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.
lillmuffin (59) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden light carbon bubbly. Smell of hops and citrus. Taste of citrus, Carbon and wheat.
MrJoller (15) - ITALY - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour amber copper body, compact lasting head, aroma is caramel and sweet, medium bodied and medium to low carbed, not lots of bitter but good hop flavors combined with caramel notes.
SG111 (53) - - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden copper color with minimal to no head. Aroma is hops, citrus (grapefruit), and some maltiness. Taste is malty up front, far more so than I expected (maybe that English malt?) and a hoppy finish, but not bitingly hoppy. Hop heads won’t love it, but people that enjoy lighter IPAs and pale ales should give it a whirl. Very refreshing.
bartholos (9) - GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a store in Paris. The hop is at work and offers a lot of fruity aromas with some malt notes in the back. It pours amber colored with a small but fine sunstaining head. The attack is quite hoppy which developes into a fruity flavor with some sweet maltiness in the middle and a pleasently bitter finish.
461er (11) - Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden light orange color with tiny head. Typical IPA with grapefruit aroma , nice carbonation and very refreshing. Willamete, East-Kent-Golding, Target and Centennial hops. 6,9%
bbertels (34) - NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite an amber variety of an ipa, sorry, rips - some malty richness but still has enough freshness to match. Good with sushi.
RumRunner101 (751) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber pour. Lightly floral and citrusy aroma. Not super intense or bitter, nice balance. Good use of Euro hops. Decent.
Shain (37) - ISRAEL - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 355ml. Pours clear dark golden-orange (really beautiful color) with a almost non-existing foamy head. Strong scent of hops and some sweet honey. Mouth feel is tangy and crisp, carbonation is soft to medium but feels stronger with the bitter hops. Tastes mostly bitter, mild sweetness. Flavors is strongly of bitter hops, very slightly citrusy, very floral, honey flavors and some herbal tones. Some very slight roasted malt. When sipped slowly, you can feel sweet honey and some floral-fruity (apple?) tones, along with some alcoholic tones (not in a bad way). When swallowed straight, strong, refreshing, crisp and bitter.
This is a good IPA, definitely not boring and yet it felt somewhat flat, I guess that the hops flavor is simply too dominant, and perhaps could use some sweetness. A good beer, but not my cup of tea.