Frank (3203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one IPA that’s not ashamed of being big and aggressive and I like it. It’s a gorgeous red color w/ a long lasting head. It’s nose is vaguely fruity and hoppy, good but not inspiring. When you taste it though, this sucker is huge. There’s just loads of hop bitterness and while there is a touch of malty sweetness it doesn’t come close to any sort of balance--and that’s a good thing! The bitterness clings to your tongue and begs you to take another sip. This is a dangerous one that you’ll want to suck down in volume in the hot summer son but will undoubtedly leave you w/ a headache after a couple hours sipping this and baking in the heat. Such is the life of a true beer geek. The ones of us who truly believe are willing to suffer for our love.
UXO (599) - CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, good retention and excellent lacing. (4/5) Nose is pine resin, citrus, catty, caramel malt, mild onion. (6/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderately strong bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, building bitter finish. (3/5)
Not my favourite implementation of starts-with-C hops. Too little bright citrus, too much mangy cat. Deschutes has done many better beers. (12/20)
miquelcrush (1631) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cervesa amb aroma resinós, en gust també és resinosa, però amb un toc acaramelat.
Cerveza con aroma resinoso, en sabor también es resinosa, pero con un toque acaramelado.
Idiosynkrasie (4463) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Very hazy, reddish, copper-ish, dark amber colour with average to huge, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Sweaty, fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of blood orange, red berries, gooseberry, nettle, blue-veined cheese, purulence. Taste is herbal, leafy, minimally chalky, bitter hoppy, notes of bitter orange, orange zest, gooseberry, some sweat; extremely sugarless in a way. Plays definitely on a genuine claviature, British history inspired.
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2/27/15] Draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland. Hazy reddish amber. Aroma of “green” hops, a bit oniony, with some caramelly malt. Sweetish flavor, malty, caramelly, with “green” hops, oniony, piney, and a bit citric. Medium-bodied.
vanvenlo (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leo’s Hartwell bottle(15-Mar-2015)Resin pine spirit spice aroma.Clear amber,low head&suds lace.Pine tropical floral flavour.Bitter pine floral,spice finish&resin spirit aftertaste.
Lunkie (1508) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral hop spice aroma. Murky deep Amber colour poor head and lacing. Floral hop malt spice flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
Mittenator (1500) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to pat. Fruity, deep hops and floral without being gross. Really good.
williamstome (1171) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange brown pour, small off-white head. Very mild hop citrus aroma. Flavor of citrus, grass and pine resin with a caramel backbone.
dukeandduke (97) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/7/15 (Bottle) - Nice copper beer with good texture and a rich white foam. Strong citrus and lemon scent, with noticeable hops aroma. Flavor is full and tart, crispand smooth texture and easy to drink. Overall good IPA offering.
smroush (85) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small off white head; medium Amber color; a bit cloudy.
Aromas primarily of spruce but some bread/molasses malt aromas come through as well.
Medium body; moderate sweetness; a bit acidic; fairly long bitter finish.
Overall a pretty good IPA with some nice balance from the Malta; not a one-dimensional hop bomb.