rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. 5.5%. From Seattle, WA, USA.
Hazy light brown colour with tiny to small off-white head.
Sweet caramel malty aroma with dark bitter hops.
Dark bitter hops, grapefruit and some malt sweetness in rather balanced flavour.
DuffMan (6751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange amber, creamy compact head. Aroma of citrus fruit, light pine, and a little plastic. Sweet toffee malts, citrus rind, resin, and a little band-aid plastic note. Finishes with astringent green-stick bitterness. I think this is on the verge of being past its prime, with the plasticcy phenols lurking in here.
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a hazy dark golden with a small white head. Fairly mild grassy hops aroma and flavour. Refreshing IPA, but nothing special here.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, peppery, citrussy. Tastes of ininspired citrus and astringent with a caramelly cloying finish.
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours crystal clear coppery medium amber. Thick, sudsy white head with streaky sedimentary lace. Bready, yeasty nose, with some dark, woody, piney hop notes. Medium body, a bit of lively carb. Woody, resiny mid-palate over a bit of biscuit. Longish resiny finish. This is a solid effort--certainly not amazing, and not the first flavor profile I would reach for (so much wood). But it’s tasty and refreshing, and offers a nice dark bitter option amonst all the bright fruit and pine.
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel and tupalev - bottle courtesy of J&K. Cloudy orange with a huge creamy white head. Earthy, funky hop aroma, decent malt backbone. Taste - same, again leafy - quite dry and bitter, and still that mild peat or earthy mineral tang. Decent body, astringent and decently bitter in the long finish, alcohol emerging a bit at the very tail end - good!
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of mabel. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a large frothy white head. Nice lacing. Hoppy aroma along with caramel malt and biscuit. Flavour of resiny hops along with caramel malt, fruit and a decent bitter finish. Average bodied. Nothing great, just a good IPA.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1310-20080418] 1pt6floz bottle. Malty hopped up citrus and tangerine juice aroma. Hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Super bitter citrus hops and heavy malt flavour. Bitter bitter medium body. Wow that’s bitter!
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 A rather standard IPA. Very easy drinking. Medium body. Good citrus/caramel malt aroma. Unlike the raters before me, I did not see this as being all that bitter. There were more hops in the nose than on the palate. This would be a nice intorductory IPA, as it is not over the top with alcohol, hops, or malts.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, pours an amber body with an off whit head. Citrus, grapefruit hoppy bitterness. A mild earthy tone. Initially its more sweet then the bitter herbal hop resinous earth y character dries it out. Nice ipa.