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 I’ve ever encountered in an IPA. No citrusy notes here, sadly; considering Columbus hops don’t give off much of a citrus aroma, that’s 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. It’s still a good IPA, especially if you’re into the latter.
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - from sampler pack. Copper color - clear with some chill haze. Somewhat hoppy aroma. Quite hoppy - but mainly bitterness little hop flavor. Slightly sweet finish.
Vaiz (3818) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Hazy orange pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is quite grassy, pine and resin. Flavor is quite bitter, somewhat floral and with some fresh weed. Strange hops, but well drinkable.
Imaena (2078) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ DCA Terminal B. This is a nice little IPA with a good hop punch. It will hold you for a long layover.
chinchill (2986) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can with a 22 May 2015 canning date purchased in D.C.
Orange-amber body with a large, frothy head that leaves patches of sticky lacing.
This APA has the strong aroma and taste of hops typical of an IPA but with lower, moderate bitterness. Herbal, floral, tropical fruit and pine notes.
Body: light-bodied with near medium carbonation.
Meilby (9624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ ChurchKey, Washington, DC
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of mal,t citrus and grape. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long grape and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15377) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Church Key, DC. Lightly hazy in the glass, golden on color and with a small, off-white head. Piney, grapefruity aroma with some notes of malts. It’s full bodied, soft and quite dry on the palate. Nice bitterness in the flavor, with pine cones and grapefruit. Lasting bitter finish. Tasteful and well worth a revisit. 150620
Tayeth (490) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Angenehmer Geruch nach Hopfen und weißen Trauben. Geschmack kräftig, mit einem sehr bitteren Abgang.
williamstome (1324) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour, small white head. Floral, caramel aroma. Flavor is fresh and citrusy with a sweet caramel backbone.
katrinaez (580) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great hops and orange coloring . Had nice light pine flavor. Can’t remember the rest from several years ago. Tap.
Homer321 (2744) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to bmart. Nose is moderate citrus with a light lemon note. Taste is initially grapefruit pith followed by a firm bitterness. Flavor opens up into an orange marmalade and jam which is awesome. Finished clean and quenching solid beer when it warms up.