ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a murky copper color with TONS of yeast sediment in the glass. The head is a one finger offwhite shade. There’s a good creaminess to the texture, even if it fades moderately quickly. Still, it’s not exactly an attractive beer.
S: This has a pervasive biscuit quality to the aroma; it melds reasonably well with the textbook grapefruit peel and pine qualities from the hops. The maltiness is sweet and caramel-esque, like I expect. Typical, but I really like how strongly the aroma emanates from the glass.
T: The biscuit from the aroma subsides a bit, being supplanted by some initial grapefruit qualities. Still, this is one of the most biscuity IPAs I’ve ever had. Pine bitterness pops up in the midtaste before seemingly washing away on the finish. No one note here really stands out from the pack - however, it compensates by coming across as a great thirst quencher with a modicum of complexity.
M: While the body isn’t lightweight, it manages to drink crisply anyways. Astringency is balanced well, with only a moderate bitterness accumulating on the palate. Carbonation is high yet controlled in order to preserve the refreshment qualities this provides.
O: I reckon this one would really work during the summertime - in some ways, this drinks like a saison. There are better IPAs to be found, but there are also many worse ones as well.
KamGoPro (152) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very fresh leafy aroma, lively citrus throughout. Has subtle sugars that linger with the hops on the finish
Scopey (8809) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Wingman. It pours hazy dirty gold with a small white head. The nose is soft, juicy, pine needles, oily orange, apricot, peach and light caramel. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, piney action, varnish, stewed orange, candy, pepper and light boost with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Solid ipa stuff.
mR_fr0g (5242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Paul’s many thanks to the wingman, hazed golden orange coloured pour with a thin odd white head. Aroma is nice spicy, pollen, sweet lemon citrus, floral votes. Flavour is pollen, citrus lemon, tangy, pine resin, sticky. Palate is medium bodied, little sticky, caramel, moderate carbonation.
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Ashley’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, pine and hop pellets. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long malty, citrus, grape and pine finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
danlo (1588) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Orange amber colour, off white foam head and aroma of tropical fruits & citrusy hop resins. Taste is malty caramel with peach, citrus, spice, pine, woody hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry woody dusty bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
hub66 (237) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
couleur orangée trouble; petite mousse blanche; arômes légèrement fruités; goût malté et houblonné (fruits et résine); bien équilibrée avec longue finale amère
snoworsummer (3131) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Lost Dog Cafe. Pours opaque copper with a thick bubbly beige head. Tastes like dull citrus hops, caramel, grapefruit, lightly toasted malt. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like lightly toasted malt, light grapefruit, faint caramel, and faint citrus hops.
Concealer (937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy copper with a thick, foamy, caramel white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, caramel, light biscuit and grass. Flavor is caramel, pine, spice, grapefruit and light biscuit. Medium bodied, crisp with a dry end. Moderate carbonation.
Johnsense (982) - - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/gold pour, fair sized rocky head. Tropical fruit at the forefront in both aroma and taste, mango, lemon, grapefruit rinds - fairly juicy. Caramel malt backbone, drying mouthfeel. Medium body. This would be one of my go-to IPA if I lived in Michigan.
Mjp12 (752) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange, and it’s aroma is quite malty, but the hops start to build in the final flavour