bellco33 (363) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in pint glass: Pours amber with a thick white head with good retention. Aroma of banana, caramel, and resin. Taste is very well balanced, the malt is present but is not overwhelming due to the strong presence of piney hops. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to heavy body, medium carbonation. Pretty nice beer but still pretty malty.
caiazpa (2) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my preferred IIPA. A little sweetness but the citrusy hops balance it well. Not a bitter hop bomb but definitely hop forward. 12oz bottle poured into tulip.
DrSteveBrule (23) - - AUG 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a great head but lingers well with excellent lacing. Nose of sweet English malt, hops, and a slight alcohol note. Taste of sweet malt, caramel, and fruity hops. Great, full mouthfeel. Awesome beer.
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OmgIPA (17) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Golden-Honey with a two finger creamy head
Aroma: Fresh cut grass with a banana creamsicle smell that becomes more pronounced as it warms. slight creamy orange with a piney backbone
Taste: Pine upfront with malty bitter following closely behind. Some spice and alcohol toward the end.
Palate: Creamy with some spice
liquidhedonism (94) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Uptown Market in Beaverton, OR. Very malty nose. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel. Heavy maltiness adds sweet, earthy, and robust flavors...perhaps too robust. There a lot going on in this beer, including a powerful alcohol content. Much like the 60 Minute IPA, the focus is not placed upon the hops, but they are still definitely there. I would still prefer a fuller hop profile to balance out the strong malt flavors.
ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. A March release so fingers crossed. Magic appearance. Burnished copper, bright as bright, with a fine bead. Head is a plume of snow-white foam that holds and daubs a thick lace. Aroma of toffee brittle, pale, rock candi, orange marmalade, pine-needles, tree sap, burnt toast and a thick perfume musk. Quite full bodied, oily and viscous with low carbonation. Heated, ’HOT’, liqueurish finish yields plenty of plum, apricot and peach notes that come of as fortified more than raw and fresh. Yeasty, bready mid-palate with sticky orange marmalade and plenty of toasted malts. Light on in the bitterness regime. Some peaking peppery notes but very little else. Pretty simple and straight forward. Will need a fresher sample to compare but at this stage can’t see passed it boozy character. Sweet, cloying and fuelled by fusels. (12fl. Oz, Bottled 25/03/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
kramnotwen (1) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favourite beer! In my opinion the most enjoyable IPA. Fantastic balance and taste. Love it.
R4N5H (97) - SINGAPORE - AUG 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GBBF 2014 on 13-Aug. Bottle, poured into a large glass. Good head and carbonation. Malt character, full bodied and bitter. Caramel and medium hops. Sweet aftertaste. An excellent reference double IPA.
Mikebov (8) - Grandville, USA - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn’t think I would ever find a better IPA than Bells two hearted but this might be it. Incredibly smooth despite the 9.0 abv. hoppy but not too hoppy despite being a double ipa. it’s expensive but great.
doctahdj (8) - Newport, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great flavor. Really well balanced IPA with a nice malty character to it. Hops don’t overwhelm the sweetness. A must try for anyone new to craft beer.