ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is pretty tall, thanks to an aggressive pour - about two fingers high and off-white in shading. It fades at a moderate rate, and leaves behind small rings of lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is absurdly biscuity. I also pick up some floral, piny hops behind it, but wow, this has one of the strongest bread-like components Iíve ever encountered in an IPA. No citrusy notes here, sadly; considering Columbus hops donít give off much of a citrus aroma, thatís not really surprising.
T: Biscuit notes trail down into the flavor profile, and cluster near the opening. Hops last throughout the flavor profile, and are very floral in nature, perhaps even nectar-esque. Finishing bitterness is mild, balanced well by the malt backbone. I have to say, it grows on me the more I drink it.
M: The body is just a shade under medium. A clean, dry finish helps to scrub off any excess resin, but it will still linger slightly as more is consumed. Carbonation is about right, maybe 5% too low.
O: Very well made, but not my style of IPA. I prefer the lighter-colored, citrusy versions over the coppery, crystal-malt-and-pine ones. Itís still a good IPA, especially if youíre into the latter.
Inbreak (3130) - 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 (4065) - 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 í14, London)
ClubGonzo (4817) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep amber-hued orange body with a medium white head. Nose is peaches, apricot, red berries, pine and hints of pineapple and grass. Taste is catty herbs, pine, resin and hints of red berries and wet grass. Medium body and carbonation. Nice herbal IPA from the heart of political America, thanks Meilby! :-)
ej (1019) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Deep golden body with a small top. Aroma is grassy with resin and caramel malts. bitter Taste with some caramel. Medium light body, avg co2.
rejtable (1859) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer Pours orange with lots of head and tons of lacing. Nose is grapefruit, pine, some dank bitterness. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Sticky body with lively carbonation.
kramer (5435) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a clear copper body with a one finger fizzy off-white head that left some sticky lace. The nose is citrusy and bright with a little too much caramel malt sweetness. The flavor is fairly balanced between the hops and malt, maybe a bit slanted towards the malt actually. Fairly bitter and citrusy up front, but the heavy caramel sweetness takes over and really lingers on the finish. Medium bodied and fairly sturdy with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, not really my preference for the style.
Aldrichio (1) - Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just like the taste of this beer. I donít know enough about beer yet to give an analytical type of rating.
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2015 Solid ipa, on tap at the tap room, reagan airport. Solid though not exceptional . Citrus. Dry aftertaste.Also had a bottle sample, which was a bit better. Rating better.
JasonWillets (2) - - AUG 30, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As a lover of IPAs, it's kills me when I say that one is too bitter. I don't see an IBU rating on the app, but it's extremely high. Past that, it's a nice golden amber color with minimal head, a bit of lacing. Overload of hops gives it a very piney aroma (borderline excessive). Very smooth all around though and a taste that doesn't hit until it's down the hatch. Definitely a must for heavy hop heads out there.
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clarendon Trader Joeís can during my hunt for D.C. ticks. Pours out a hazy copper color with a small khaki head and nice carbonation plus some lacing. The aroma is dank, skunky hops. The flavor starts with pine and then finishes with an earthy bitterness with a little hit of alcohol at the finish. Okay.