cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... soft sweet toffee... light passion fruit hop nose... soft zezty fruits ... light orange and floral orange ... nice
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, thanks jasonp) Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light pine. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some caramel, nectarine. Medium body, some resin, low carbonation, alcohol well contained.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Thunderhop IPA
hazy burnt orange, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace,
sweet dark caramel malt aroma with citrus hops,
lots of citrus flavor, caramel malts add a bit of sweetness and a base for the big hop flavor, light bitterness kicks in half way through and lasts for a long bitter finish, bitterness starts to take over after a while
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark reddish amber IPA with a thick moka head. In aroma, pleasant floral hops with wild grass notes. In mouth, a bitter and unbalanced version, lacking malts, bilous notes, watery. On tap at PA Flavor, April 9th, 2011.
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!...They had just run out of Wit at the Brew Works and up went the slate with IPA on it. No specs were available from the staff at the time... Crystal clear, textbook amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Cumulus lacing. Lots of fruity esters in the aroma (green banana and green apple) with notes of sweat and earth. Very nice, moderately bitter flavor. Well-balanced by a ton of malt. Toffee, pink grapefruit and pear. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, moderately bitter, dry finish. World class IPA!
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Deep copper color with a light head. Aroma is ok on this one with citrus and pine. But flavor is awful, tastes like a zip lock bad. Really really not good.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and lightly hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral, and toasted caramel. Tastes of basically the same. Alcohol content well hidden.
Drake (8992) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a large tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus and tropical hops and toffee malts. The taste matches. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, well balanced. Very nice beer.
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cappelli’s in Washington, PA. This brew pours a mostly clear dark amber color with a thin white head that dissipates slowly. Hoppy aroma with touches of pine and citrus. Medium-bodied with a moderately bitter hoppy character. Notes of pine and grapefruit with a small amount of malt in the background as well. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. Overall there is just enough malt to keep this beer from becoming overly astringent but it is still pretty close to being too far in that direction. Still it is above average.
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008-04-10. Amber body with a modest white head. (3+) Aroma of soft hops, pine but note really resiny, muddled citrus. (7+) First sip is roughly astringent bitter hopes, notes of tea. The flavour improves as you press on, light muddled citrus, sharp bitter finish is fueled in part by mild alcohol presence. (6+) Average palate. Shows potential but it doesn’t seem to bring it all together. Bottle courtesy of GregClow<P>"It’s rated higher than the Mad Man bum crack... "