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. Thereís a good creaminess to the texture, even if it fades moderately quickly. Still, itís 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 Iíve 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 isnít 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.
markas101 (2005) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, Zingermanís Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Hazy amber. Thin head. Caramel and pine resin aroma. Balanced flavour. Honey sweetness then a building long resin and mint finish.
chicagobears (435) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy brown/yellow color with lots of sediment. They leave the good stuff in there and I love that. I know some brewers who used to leave there IPA unfiltered and after they didnít the beer lost a lot of character and ambiance. Flavor is piney, rich, and bone dry. Excellent example of an IPA.
Listigovers (515) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell: Caramel, toffee, hops. Looks vibrant, ruby red, dense creamy head. Flavour is full of hops, medium bodied, long finish, very resiny, did I mention BITTER? Malts are completely dry. A real hop punch!
wekker84 (1880) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus pineapple spicy and bitter hops
suprchunk (2607) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep coppery pour. Small fluffy white head. Plenty of lacing. Big fruity piney aroma. Bitter citrus and fruity taste.
rjplumer (668) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A malty pine aroma. Hazy burnt orange color. Thin off-white head. Bold bitter bite to start. Pine malt taste. Faint sweet note in the back of the palate. Dry to the finish. Has a good balance hop bitterness and malt so that neither is overwhelming. Solid IPA.
sawbuck (440) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint piney aroma with a note of citrus. Almost brown in color, deep amber, huge tan head that hangs for a while. Rich malt up front. Some sweet caramel. Citrus is next. Very sweet, with hints of orange. Bitterness seeps in, fairly mild, with notes of citrus throughout. Finish intensifies till the end. Lingers a bit. Rich mouth feel for an ipa. Not bad.
Savage_Night (116) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2015 Pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Head retention is great. AROMA: citrus, caramel, spruce, herbs, hop bitterness, yeasty, spice and light malt. TASTE: hop bitterness, citrus, pine, peppercorns, spice, herbs, leaves, light tropical fruit and malty. AFTER TASTE: spice, malty, hop bitterness and light citrus with an oily dry finish.
Alusmamuts (1017) - LATVIA - JUL 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with medium white head. Smell of malt and hops. Sweet malty taste followed by strong bitterness. Fruity notes. Strong bitter aftertaste.
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Paulís 30th in Croydon. Thanks to Dave. Hazy orange, small foamy white head, light lacing. Aroma is tangerine, liquorice, floral, soft pine. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is caramel, citrus and pine, light mint, soft bitter finish. Decent.