awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from OTM in Point Loma. Pours slight cloudy golden/orange with 1/2" foamy white head. Nose is delicious tangerine, citrus and passion fruit hops...one of the more inviting aromas I can recall on an IPA. Flavor is pretty much in line with the nose, decent amount of hops and a nice blend of carbonation. Finish is a little dry and earthy, a little unpleasant compared to the nose and initial taste. Overall very good IPA.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Scrizzz (Thanks!) Light pumpkin orange pour, plenty of carbonation and a good strong syrupy hops aroma. Flavor is solid, bitter hops, lemon/grapefruit with a very strong and floral finish. My 1st Caldera brew, and I canít wait to try more!
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at home ... copper ... big buubly white head ... light sweet pine hop nose ... odd musty grassy hop ... bitter linger ... some citrus
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
LIght amber color with a smallish, slightly creamy, light ecru head. Aromas of grapefruit and wet grass. Start has a bit of caramel and is quickly followed by dry grain, citrus and grass. Just a hint of fruit. A decent IPA.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THOUGHTS: Rather well balanced. Easy to drink. Nice.
TECHNICAL: Can. Poured a clear, dark, slightly brown, orange with an average to large, off-white head that mostly diminished, but left excellent lacing. The aroma was light to moderate caramel malt, grapefruit, more orange and less resinous hops that increased as it warmed. A slight funk too when it was warmer. The initial flavor was sweet, lightly acidic and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and rather bitter with an average to long duration. There was caramel malt, orange and grapefruit, leaning more to orange, piney and resinous hops. The medium body was sort of oily, then dry with fizzy carbonation and a a dry, slightly metallic, and light to moderately astringent finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. can.
Appearance: Deep gold with a touch of amber. Foamy, off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. There may be hope in this one.
Aroma: Lighter nose than I was hoping for. Pine hops, soap, and a hint of citrus.
Taste: Big, resinous pine hop flavor with notes of soap, honey, and earth. Tastes as though it was dry hopped. Unfortunately Iíve been down this road before and there isnít much new offered by this brew.
Palate: Medium-high carbonation with a medium body and a long bitter finish. A bit of unwelcome soapiness lingers on my tongue.
Overall: Welcome to another tongue lashing IPA! Okay, but it doesnít hold a candle to a Two Hearted or a Nugget Nectar.
harrisoni (14120) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl can big thaks to Reakt for this one, cheers Ang. Lovely Centennial aroma. Some toffee and a lot of sweet crystal malt. The problem is that there is not enough malt balance and character to carry the hop aroma and though there is bitter ness on the end, itís a harsh bitterness rather than a more rounded finish. Still for an IPA in a can its pretty good. Some toastiness throughout.
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned beer that I picked up from Bellingers Jet Garage, Grove, nr Wantage, Oxon 16-09-09 consumed the same day This pours for all the world looking like a classic UK bitter with just the right sized white head sitting atop as well. Wonderful hoppy aroma with pine and grapefruit lingering for a long while on the nose and a floral edge to it also. This has a nice initial hoppy sting that is tempered by a very pleasant honey sweetness, really tasty and most enjoyable. A7 A5 F7 P4 Ov 15 3.8
OldMrCrow (1945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Deep amber pour. Lovely juicy hop aroma, but lots of bitter grapefruit pith in the flavor. Pretty dry, powerfully hopped, nice and drinkable. Pretty darn solid beer.
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: Reddish brown
Aroma: Slightly musty, distinct basil, floral, fresh resinous hop
Flavor: Initially smooth fruity malt followed by an intense bittering hop attack with bitter grapefruit and grapefruit rind, basil and resins on the mid-palate and finish.
Comment: Starts with a deceptive balance of malt and hop and then the hop bitterness explodes and carries though the finish.