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.
scotchzombie (461) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours opaque brown orange with a huge yellow white tightly bubbled foamy head. Looks awesome. Aroma is juicy tropical citrus hops. Taste is hop-forward tangy, juicy lemon citrus. Medium bitterness toward the backend and with warming. A bit of pine resin. Good for hop lovers.
Achel (274) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear medium orange color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, lemon shell. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
jksipa (615) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark orange amber with a two finger off white head that fades slowly and leaves lots of lace. Nose is pine resin and citrus with some floral notes. Very light sweet malt base under a medium bitter pine body with a hint of spice. Medium- slick mouth and average carbonation with a long bitter finish, Slightly light body doesn’t detract from this at all.
MrOrla (1170) - Odense C, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle ar work. Pours orange hazy with a white head. Aroma of hops, quite Stale, light trop, sweet malts. Quite bitter, a tad old.
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wundervoll klassisches IPA mit einem ordentlichen Bumms an Hopfen. Hohe Spritzigkeit und ein schöner Anteil an Frucht. Dazu ausgewogen im Abgang, belebend und würzig. Nicht schlecht, wirklich.
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle in rome. Aroma is resins, pine. Sticky mouthfeel with loads of resinous hops. Long bitter finish, fairly sweet. nice.
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a deep golden colour with a steady head and medium to smooth body. Aroma of hops, citrus fruits and pine. Taste of intense hops, bread, pine, flowers, grass and citrus fruits. Hoppy and intense finish. Enjoyed it.
andrepintado (2140) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from cervezalandia. Hazy dark orange. Thin white head. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Body is light sticky. Finishes a bit thin. Flavour is quite spicy, resin, malt, light chocolate, a bit bready.
procraste (304) - FRANCE - OCT 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nouveau une très chouette IPA équilibrée avec ce qu’il faut d’expression du Houblon et aussi de délicatesse; C’est sans doute l’équilibre qui est difficile à trouver entre la douceur et l’amertume sans plomber les arômes ... Ici, c’est réussi.
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very nice hoppy IPA, lots of citrus and pine in this beer. Medium body, not too dry, finished with solid bitterness. Classic IPA.