Rangi (626) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poors a syrupy hazy light brown with nice white head that sticks around. Sickly and syrupy this IPA went down well on the autumn day out in the beer garden. Not a strong over the top IPA in aroma/flavour or bitterness but subtle. Think syrupy sums this one up for me.
hawthorne00 (2692) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Clear amber with a large off-white head that laces well. Aroma has sourish rye bread, caramel, grass. Never really loved the smell of rye. Smooth, medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Bready with lots of rye, grass, pepper. Some orange and grapefruit that didnít quite fit for me. Firm bitterness. Distinctive and characterful.
DedicatedToFun (3566) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Good strong india pale ale, tap at LA beer fest, hits the spot, very bitter ale, enjoyed it.
DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Medium amber-orange with a tightly packed light orange head. This is a malty IPA (and Iíve said it before, I LIKE my IPAs malty!), with sweet and spicy rye taking center stage, nicely toasted, ending in an assertively hoppy bitter finish. Really tasty malt structure here, although Iím sure a true hophead will be lamenting over the second-seating given to the hops. I loved it.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2725) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A spicy base from the rye which gives it a nice cloudy amber color. The aroma is hoppy with a slight funk. The flavor is nice, malty, sweet & spicy. A solid beer.
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 Iím not usually an IPA drinker.
ineedbeer (1013) - 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 (2583) - 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 Bistroís 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 (1532) - 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 (744) - 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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