suurjuust (1361) - ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange, beige head. Nose is pine, lots of fruity sweetness, toasty malt, hops. Flavor is lots of malt and caramel, sweet fruit, some herbal piney hops in the finish. A sweeter, not as bitter IPA. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!
Mr_Abner (69) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh can. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, apricot, melon, orange. Strong apricot taste, some orange, nice malt backbone. Medium bodied and smooth, some sweetness. Wouldn’t characterize this IPA as bitter at all in comparison to the other top American-style IPAs. Very well done, but too much sweet apricot for my tastes.
atrox (286) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange color, big, great head with nice lacing. Sweet, malty aroma with lot of fruits (grapefruit, mango, pineapple, white fruits) and some caramel. Smooth, sweet taste with sweet fruits, some herbs and grass. In my opinion bitterness is to low. Very drinkable
lightbias (210) - USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can dated 12/11/14, I pour the vivid, apricot-hued beer into the tulip and am greeted with a fresh and spicy aroma; it’s almost cloyingly sweet and definitely intoxicating. I love a brew that you can stick your nose into and just breathe...you find your head swimming with the scent and almost deny yourself the initial swallow because you don’t want to stop inhaling the goodness of it.
The head is deep, porous and eggshell white, thick on the top but, I think, destined to be short-lived.
The somewhat syrupy first tip of the glass is rich, and spicy-sweet. The intense flavors are more a mixture of pomelo and tangerine than harsh grapefruit, and a fresh pine not only acts as a backdrop for the aroma, but for the flavors as well.
The head is receding to a sheet of lace across the inside of the glass, becoming a sticky glaze in no time. The medium body on this is carbed just right and carries the entire brew across the board with grace, delicate and robust in the same instant.
Dry in the finish but not harsh, the hops profile in this is creating that sheet of resin on my tongue, lovingly bitter and lasting just long enough to make me want more. I have two cans. They’re both going down tonight. Drink fresh...right?
ippopotamo36 (441) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 can consumed in Kosovo, purchased from the Hoppy Imports guys based in Thessaloniki-Greece. The can says that the beer was canned 5 months ago, I have no great expectations then. Pours hazy orange, medium white foam leaving lacing and residual traces on the surface. Nose: peach, tropical accent, amber malts calling in the background (!). Mouth: a bit below the expectations given by the average score here, perhaps due to the lack of freshness. Sweet notes and caramel malts are (sadly) there, among a quite anonymous body. The lively carbonation and a bitter grassy (and refreshing) end put this beer in an upper average position. I am quite sure that from the source it gives its best.
andrew_drinks (196) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from trade, cheers thrashD. Pale gold, clear, small head. Blended tropical juice, lots of mango on the aroma. Very oily on the palate, broken by medium-to-heavy carbonation. Flavour is big concentrated pineapple juice and fresh pineapple chunks, intense fruity hop. Finishes with a smooth bitterness. Remarkably drinkable.
Douberd (2823) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Cigar City Jai Alai India Pale Ale) Can 355 ml at home, canned on September 2nd ’14, served into a tulip glass. ABV 7.5%
Clear body, deep golden orange in colour, with a good sized and thick, white head on top. Very good retention, it leaves light lacing behind.
Nice fruity aroma, lots of tangerine, orange peel, citrus, grapefruit.
Taste follows, again plenty of tangerine and orange peel, especially on the finish, light caramel malts, citrus, little mango, passion fruit, great!
Medium thin body, carbonation on the high side.
alkolord (145) - - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden klar lm glas, feinporiger weißer Schaum, extrem süßlich fruchtig in der Nase, fruchtig im Antrunk, angenehme bittere im Abgang, leichter Körper
murran (276) - - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a little hazy amber body with a thin head. Typical IPA aroma. Nice and hoppy taste with a well balanced bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear orange, with amber notes and a creamy light tan head which left lots of lace. Aroma: big citrus, with grapefruit and orange zest, some pineapple and mango, maybe passion fruit; under all that is a bit of graham cracker. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with the fruity hop notes dominating, but with a firm graham cracker/brown bread malt base. Finish: lasting, dry, and with medium bitterness; palate is nicely balanced, giving heft without being heavy. Notes: A darn good IPA. Seems very similar to the Bells Two Hearted Ale, in color, appearance, aroma, and somewhat in flavor, but with a slightly lighter palate. Can from Knightly Spirits in Orlando, Florida.