ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Momar42 for the can! 12 oz can poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden copper color with a lot of sediment floating around. The head is a two finger white color. I love its thick texture, and how it leaves impressive lacing down the glass as it recedes.
S: Right off the bat, the nose is slammed with tons of grapefruit, mango, lychee, papaya, and guava. It’s a bit catty as well, but the Simcoe hops used here give of an excellent tropical vibe. As it sits in the glass, the malt profile comes through more strongly, with notes of biscuit and caramel.
T: A moderate level of tropical fruit flavors appear on the palate initially. This is soon replaced by a midtaste and finish comprised of grapefruit peel, herbs, biscuit, and caramel maltiness. Simcoe comes across as a very ’sweet’ hop to me, but these guys have done a great job extracting all the nuances out of the hops without any bitterness. I really like the hop complexity here. My only complaint is that it’s a hair too sweet for me.
M: A bit on the heavy side for my tastes. Personally, I prefer a drier, lighter IPA (see: Troegs Perpetual IPA), but the wet finish manages to be lush rather than slimy. Some hop resins linger quite well without providing any bitterness. Personal preferences aside, this is how you execute the mouthfeel of a sweet IPA, plain and simple.
O: Damn this is really good. Despite all my nitpicks, I’m really loving this one. A fantastic choice for those who want an IPA without any unpleasant bitterness.
JeffIPA28 (1) - - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
No need to comment. Favorite beer............ Fruity and hopsy. Great alcohol content. Very alive and flavorful.
Chardea overall- 12.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerluva (16) - Monroe, Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a hazy orange-yellow with a thick frothy head. instant aromas of pine and citrus rind, not sure of the ibu’s but definitely on the high end almost on the fringe of a double. Very full-bodied and bitter on the palate. A very good ipa especially for hop-heads.
fishonmyplane (440) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of citrus, very tropical, tastes downright juicy. Medium to high bitterness. Lots of depth with some pine as well. A bit resinous, light bodied but lingering. Great IPA.
Tstamba (316) - Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can into a tumbler at the Grand Floridian on the occasion of our 30th anniversary! Clear orange pour with thin white head... Nice tropical fruit and floral notes in the nose and palate. Perfect end to a warm day touring the parks. Very drinkable with dry sweet finish. Excellent IPA...
BiereLuc (898) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
La canette avait 5 mois lorsque j’ai eu l’honneur de la «psshhhiter». Peut-être que ses houblons n’étaient plus à l’honneur. Peut-être que ses lettres de noblesse avaient raté le rendez-vous. Les notes tropicales qu’on m’avait promises ont été remplacées par un vague background de malt caramel recouvert de houblon herbacés qui n’avaient plus la fougue d’antan. C’était très bon malgré tout. En-deça de mes attentes certes, mais très bon. Je promets de réviser mon «rating» lorsque j’en aurai une fraîche entre les mains.
ljthiessen (392) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. A nicely complex aroma combining tropical fruits, citrus and pine notes. Flavour is hoppy but not overpowering, well balanced. A top-notch IPA.
Lore (1064) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
golden to orange colour, 1 inch. dense off-white head; aroma and taste of overripe tropical fruits, pine resin, peach, and some caramel notes; amazing IPA from a metal can - ok, it may have importance, whether a beer is filled into metal can, or a glass, but it is excellent despite the fact that it is a canned beer...
bwa5879 (655) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice robust orange pour, mostly clear, effervescent with an inch of fluffy off-white head. Juicy hop nose: tropical fruits like pineapple, papaya, juicy grapefruit and orange too, hints of lemon, apricot and fresh peach. Average carbonation, mouthfeel slightly oily, crisp finish. Smooth almost subtle taste. Flavors of orange, grapefruit, and a little bit of pine and rind, kind of resinous. Very smooth, un-bitter IPA with a bouquet of flavors all its own. Definitely a stand out.
Criz (94) - - SEP 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I couldn’t get enough of this beer on my last trip to Florida. Poured a 12 oz can into a small mug. Pours a hazy golden orange with a foamy white head that laces as you drink it down. Love the head on this beer. Aromas of lemon and orange citrus, floral, finished by fresh hops. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, bitter hop oils, and sweet hibiscus. Light body, medium carbonation, effervescence continously bubbling to the top. This is what an IPA should be, hoppy bitterness.
djoeye (1491) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Persistent 2-finger light fawn-coloured head, near clear amber body, carpets and crocheted fields inside the mug.
Aroma of lemon, pine n resin, ashy but sweet malts, floral freshness, very inviting.
Taste is resin, lemon, roasted malts, hazelnut hints, barbecue, citrus peel.
Well bodied, fine decent carbonation, really nice on palate.
Finishes on strong hops, resin, apricot notes, or maybe faint peaches, more resiny malts to the end.
Lingering. At final end somewhat warming. Solid IPA.
[355ml can 7.5%abv BB2014-06-01 CannedNov5/2013]