DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cole’s IPA Fest.
Soft malt nose, some hops, amber, small white head. Soft orange flavour, tiny malt too. Light bodied,sweet, tasty. Fair.
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. This couldn’t be disappointing because I wasn’t expecting anything special or even decent. Pours a cloudy amber body with thin head. Aroma is heavy with malt, light vegatable notes. Big malty body. Lot’s of off flavors and unenjoyable bitterness.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vacation 8-07. 12 oz can. Golden color, fruity citrus hop nose and mild fruit in the taste. Not bad on a very hot day in NC.
omhper (21764) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Dark amber, minimal head. Evident apricot aroma. Medium sweet with rather clean mouthfeel and evident crystal malt character. The hops are freshening, which helps when the body is a bit syrupy and boozy. Finishes with medium bitterness. Decent, if a bit edgy.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet, grainy, lightly hopped and papery. The flavor is of grapefruit and malt. The flavor is short with a medium length bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.
Radek Kliber (6709) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 18, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance :Golden, bitter ale with minimal fizz on top.3-
Aroma:Sweet toasted malt with light hint of hops. To faint for good classic IPA.
Flavour/Palate: Light bodied, noticeable carbonation. Sweet malt with weak hop profile. IPA? Nah.
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can at Coles IPA Festival. Orange amber body, with a small fluffy white head. Muted aroma, moderate notes of hops. Creamy caramel flavour with light bitterness and not a lot going on. Average palate. Disappointing.
frankenkitty (1982) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a frost-hazed golden/amber under a short, white & creamy head. Aroma rather like Juicy Fruit gum, with some orange, red grapefruit, melon and peach as well as some pink bubblegum notes. Flavor is kind of thin, both fruity and bitter like the unripened versions of the fruits mentioned above with light pepper notes. I don’t enjoy the lingering afertaste. Kind of a let-down after a promising nose.
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swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can @ Coles IPA fest Buffalo NY. malty, sweet, little hop flavor. not really an IPA IMO. slight tea flavor. not real good
Arayaga2 (1930) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malty nose with very subdued citrus and mango aroma. Nice chestnut color with a quick fading white head. Lightly sweet, and crackery... more like an apa than an ipa, but still nice. Finish is a bit grassy tho. $1.85/12oz