islay (1067) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-19-14. Scents of toffee, rose, minerals, and orange. Metallic aroma. Pours a clear amber with a moderate amount of light taupe head. Extensive, long-lasting lacing boosts the appearance to a 4. Tangy taste features flavors of toffee, coffee (which surprised me in the English IPA style), minerals, and bran muffin. Malty base with a dry finish. Dry, mineral-y aftertaste. Light to medium body. Soft in the palate. Forgettable palate effects. Overall, pleasant enough but unmemorable.
backdaft (201) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an oily orange/amber. Thin dissapating head. Aromas of earthy hops, sweet malt, and licorice? Taste is bready malts and earthy hops with a bit of lingering bitterness. Medium bodied witha crisp finish. Very different than IPA’s I’ve been drinking..... so this is very nice!
Ratman197 (9518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, woody hops and a hint of cocoa. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and woody hops with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy caramel finish.
rubbishystuff (1809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Form Better Temple Mix a 6. More malty then US IPAs and the hops more herbal. Bitterness at the end of the sip. Serving: Bottle
notalush (4789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pours orange, with a light haze - marketed as an English IPA, but this really seems more like a malt forward American IPA - not necessarily a bad thing - flavor of toasty, bready malts and toffee, followed by fairly sharp, high hop bitterness - a lot of fruity British hop character (styrian?) - long-lingering hop bitterness in the finish - it’s alright.
BLADT (499) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Rich amber with full beige head. Webbing all the way down. Earthy hop nose. Some caramel malts. Taste shifts the focus a little more towards the malts, but retains a pleasant, grassy bitterness throughout. A bit of honey sweetness on finish. Solid.
sawbuck (297) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faint aroma of citrusy hops. Deep orange color...almost brown with a huge tan head. Caramel sweet malt is the firt taste...almost like a brown ale. Qucikly swallowed up by a dry bitterness. Finish is dry and the bitternss lingers for a long time. Not what I expected.
mstrcrwly (240) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..golden orange with fluffy white head..aroma of florals,resin,pine..crisp,dry taste with some hop bitterness..not an American IPA so I was surprised by crispness but expected a little more hop profile..just ok.
wlajwl (3764) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruit/berries, malts and a small hint of hop resin. The flavor is fruit/berries, light grapefruit, malts, oily texture, a hint of hop resin and a mix of bitter and dry in the finish.
Maverick34 (2174) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear dark amber/light brown pour. White head. light floral aromatic. Bittering hops, light caramels, clean finish. Not quite as citrusy as ohter IPAs