cgarvieuk (12225) - 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 (11079) - 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 (10887) - 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 (9031) - 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 (8367) - 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!
hopdog (8225) - 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.
daknole (8005) - 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.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep copper with 2-finger off-white head and great lacing. Nose is fruity, with berries, heavy grapefruity hops, solid caramel malt. Tastes very resiny hoppy, with caramel malt, and not as much fruit in the flavor as the aroma, but notes of grapefruit and mild berries emerge throughout. Smooth, velvety palate. Nice.
jercraigs (7182) - 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... "
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a frothy, well-lacing off-white head. Aroma of crisp grapefruity hops and sweet caramel malt with some grassy notes. Body starts with good fullness and lightly sweet toasty malty flavor giving way to a more bitter, resinous citrus hoppiness. Finishes bittersweet and slightly warming. A pretty good IIPA, but could be a little cleaner and more assertive with a hoppier nose.