Beer5000 (5772) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle @ Patricks. Almost clear golden body with a small off-white head. Nice aroma of citric fruit and caramel with a hint of soap. Flavor is citric fruity, caramel and bitter. Medium body with a long and sweetish bitter aftertaste. Nice and refreshing IPA.
JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small yellowish head, dwindling over hazy orange beer. Discreet fruit, slightly bittersweet oranges, caramel and liqueurish. Nose being quite aromatic, if discreet on the hops. Bitter, more hop-intoned than the nose; again oranges or kumquat, orangezeste. Long, long bitterish aftertaste on the tongue. Creamy texture, but at least medium carbonated; medium bodied. Unspectacular as IPA’s (sometimes) go, but sound on all accounts.
jackl (6780) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear orange color with a moderate off-white head. The nose is fragrant, sweet malts, grassy hops, some black pepper, citrus fruits. The taste is medium sweet - some orange. The finish is bitter. The palate is medium, the texture is a bit slick. The carbonation lively. Overall, a really nice IPA.
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 Rerate: 7/3/7/3/13[3.3]
At a tasting thanks DSG, Pours deep hazy red with a medium head, aroma of peach, pineapple, pine needles and vanilla, flavor is bitter and rich with malt, tangerine, strawberries, highly carbonated with a great long and bitter aftertaste, medium to full body, very nice 8/5/8/4/13/[3.8]
caesar (6419) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ home. From de Molen. Clear orange golden color, short off-white head. Aroma of grainy and bready malt, bit citrus, some pineapple, tropical fruit. Big malty taste, medium bitter. Typical of an American IPA. Some extra fruityness in the taste. Good American IPA.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A clear pale to medium amber beer, with an average sized, frothy, lightly lacing, mostly lasting white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, cookies), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, pine needles), with notes of exotic fruits, perhaps a hint of tea. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Perfumey, good malty backbone, it must be stellar when fresh. Still very good
Mortlach (1850) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
17/12/2011 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Bevuta a Birre sotto l’albero 2011. Ambrata, abbastanza limpida, schiuma biancastra, abbastanza pronunciata, non molto persistente. Al naso è molto luppolata, intensa, agrumata, con note di malto. In bocca è bilanciata tra la componente di malto e il luppolo, che però sul finale risulta un po’ timido, lasciando il posto al caramello. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Troppo caramello, forse non freschissima. Non è il mio genere di IPA.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
decent IPA. I’m very surprised at the very high scores for this one. It seemed run of the mill to me. Strong hops, not well balanced. Pours lite with a quickly dissapating head. Good but not great.
olsvammel (5513) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. It poured a hazy red golden liquid. Hoppy with citrus, grapefruit and grass. A bit of different types of hops. Very enjoyable beer.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is pretty awesome! Typical IPA pour with some slight haze to it. Sports a medium sized white head. Citrusy spruce, wicked citrus peels, and herbal spicy hops lead to a great palate. Medium to full body with perfect carbonation. A classic IPA.