thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good IPA with some somewhat interesting citrus and pine aromas. Overall, though, it just struck me as straightforward and drinkable, an IPA that I’d be happy to drink at a bar or a ballpark without thinking too much about it.
BlackHaddock (5847) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cheers Gene for leaving a 355ml can. Shared on 26th Jan 2016 at a Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting. Misty dull orange body, off-white head. Piny hops all the way with this beer, dominate both the nose and taste. Some citrus notes also within the flavour.
minutemat (3841) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml Can @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Jan 16, courtesy of the illustrious Gene Travlr. Many thanks. Pours amber with a light mist and creamy off-white head. Aroma is pine and grapefruit. Bitter pine and syrup hop in the taste. Decent hoppy IPA.
gripweed57 (1302) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can. Hazy orange Amber pour. Moderate frothy beige head. Piney hop nose. Toasted malt with grainy notes. More pine hops mixed with citrus peel. Bittersweet and bready, but easy to drink. Some nuttiness in finish.
nealblind (1613) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold orange pour. Aroma bread. Tastes orange wheat. Firm orange peel bitter. Satisfying and balanced. Light carb True east coast ipa.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden copper with apricot edges and a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little dark for the style and looks exactly like their pale ale. I don’t even think the head brewer could tell them apart.
Slightly grassy, earthy aroma with some resinous pine and floral hops but overall, the aroma of this beer is really weak for the style with a ton of malt sweetness in the nose. This was canned exactly two weeks ago and the hop presence is minimal at best. Some pine needle and spruce tip but its severely muted by lots of caramel sweetness, toffee and biscuit. Very disappointing.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with earthy hop bitterness that’s countered by a prominent sweet malt backbone. Again, there is some earthy/resinous, dry bitterness but the hops are almost completely overpowered by the strong malt flavors. Some grassy pine and sticky spruce tip followed by strong caramel sweetness, dark fruit, roasted nut, toffee and biscuit. Overall, this beer was a pretty big letdown for me. One dimensional hop profile and the malt character is way too strong for the style. Their pale ale is more complex, better balanced and possesses more interesting hop flavor.
maxwelldeux (4310) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the airport. Pours a mostly clear darker amber color with a moderate off white head on there. Nose has a bit of resin notes to it. Taste is nice and bitter, but has a weird sweetness on the finish. Ok, but not my favorite.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GBBF. Pours a hazy amber/orange with thin white head. Aroma is fresh hops, citrus fruits, grass and pine. Quite a sharp dry taste. Still, really nice. Pine, mango and citrus rind.
Inbreak (4207) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30.09.2015, 0,35l can sampled @ BBGTC tasting, courtesy of kenni:
Tiny shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry and concentrated grassy, leafs, citrus peel, hops, grass, light malts, moss, weeds, minerals, hints of alcohol. Taste is slightly dry grassy, leafs, hops, citrus peel, alcohol, weeds, bark, grass, hay. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry and medical harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour, white head. Hoppy aroma, straw, apricot, honey, fruity notes. Sweet flavour, bitter hops, honey and fruits. Sweet finish, straw.
(from draught -cask- @ GBBF ’14, London)