rmarq423 (3) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark orange/copper color with a very hoppy taste. Pretty bitter, but I’m not usually an IPA drinker.
ineedbeer (734) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is dominated by malt. There is quite a bit of rye with some secondary biscuit and cracker notes. There is some muted woodsy hop notes, but this is definitely not what I think of when I think of a California IPA.
Pours a murky copper color with hints of amber. A thin slightly white head recedes steadily leaving a thin film on top and along the edges.
Flavor starts fairly sweet with some rye spice as well as some light caramel. Some faint cracker notes and moderate biscuit. Mid palate the bitterness an hop flavor hits. The hops are very woody and grassy. The bitterness is fairly strong but clean. The finish is fairly sweet but not quite sticky. The bitterness and hop flavor lingers a bit in the finish along with some rye spice and a touch of alcohol.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low but present hop astringency. Low alcohol warmth.
Overall this is a very English style IPA with a very English hop profile. The rye is different for the style but woks well with the woody hop character nice but definitely not my favorite IPA.
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jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A slightly malty aroma and flavor with some cereal. It was hard to find the hops in this one.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/29/12 notes: 16oz can poured into pint glass. In this era of ever bolder West-Coast style dry-as-hell hop bombs, it is refreshing to try a hoppy beer born of a different mother. Over a tawny amber-gold body sits a good head of sticky foam. Aromas of spicy cut grass mesh with doughy rye and a bit of caramelized pear. Flavor coats the mouth swiftly, striking with a toasty malty hit, then easing into resiny hop notes, musty red fruit and late-end grassy notes. Finish is robust and unique to the style. Recalls Hop Rod Rye, Hop Head Red, Weyerbacher Echo, and, oddly, Titan IPA.) 3.5.
high_on_hops (620) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a nice amber color with a short off-white head and lacing. It has a aroma of pine and slightly citrus hops along with some amber malt. The flavor is hoppy up front with a medium body and a spicy rye and malt finish.
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reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can pours a golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with some hints of caramel. Taste is a bold grapefruit and pine bitterness with a mild caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. This is definitely one for the hop heads as it has a bold over the top bitterness and is a little harsh on the palate. But still an all around good IPA.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bright orange with a thick frothy white head with a wafting aroma of orange peels and freshly squeezed grapefruit. The aroma is mostly of fresh citrus fruits and juicy hop resins with a hint of pine. Toasted rye bread and slightly caramalized malt flavours with a monotone citrus hop taste and prolonged moderate hop bitterness. Mild sticky and resinous hop notes accompany a moderate and lingering hop bitterness.
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
473ml can. Orange coloured brew, unfiltered with light haze. 2 fingers of creamy white foam, good stickiness. Nose has orange peels, grapefruits. Taste is of bread, toasted grains, touch of earth. Finishes with earth and rye notes, long grapefruity finish. Medium bitterness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable, hops could be a bit brighter but would have this again.
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 fl. oz. can from Asahiya. Aroma of earthy hops, some pine, with thick malt backing. Very pretty light coppper color, big fluffy white head. Aggressive hopping in the initial; mid has some peppery rye which blends well with the hops; finish is a tongue coating of hops with final of hay and earth. Tasty stuff. Might be hopped up too much. The combo of rye and bittering hops is strong.
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A joint tasting with Styrkzone via Facebook Chat. Poured a hazy orange with some darker notes with a big off-white head and good lacing. Nose of fruit, floral hops, along with some rye. The body is medium and the mouthfeel lively. The flavor is complex, with the fruit, rye, and hops producing a rich flavor. The bitterness is there from the beginning and holds up well in a long dry finish. This English IPA is made really good with the rye. Excellent beer.