BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilburís Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 2, 2013
Poured a caramel hazy color with two fingers of gray bubbly head. Average lacing on the side, a bit disappointing actually. Average retention on the way down as well.
Smelled tons of hops up front. Grapefruit dominates here, but floral hops come in to mix it up. Also some orange rind, tropical notes and some spices. All leaves a lasting dry bitter finish.
Taste didnít quite live up to the smell. Got grapefruit, but not the best grapefruit Iíve ever tasted. Very dry hops. Still orange rind. Tropical hops are still noticeable, while the floral hops become less powerful. Still very bitter, although it comes in rather late. Those are still pronounced as well, but I couldnít put my finger on them. Some buttery notes as well.
Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Refreshing, slightly bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Long, bitter, watery finish.
I had higher expectations for this beer. The smell was the best part by far, the rest was just above average.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange pour witha a tight, lacing head. Fruity (pineapple and grapefruit) and piney/resiny aromas. Slight malt sweetness finishes with a bitter grapefruit quality. Godd, medium body and similar carbonation.
Daytonbeer (691) - Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with white head and no lacing. Aroma of pine hops and woodiness. Smells like a forest. Wait....it tastes like a pine forest too, with a touch of citrus hops. Very nice, but Iíll stop after one...to preserve my taste buds.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a hazy gold color with a foamy white head. Lots of sediment. Aroma is bright hops, sweet and earthy, very resiny. Flavor is dry, hoppy and bitter. Bitter finish but very hoppy.
Tide (2230) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from liquor store. Amber color, white head. Intense bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, tropical fruits, grass and a bit of grapefruit. Mellow body with hops and fruits. Bitter finish with tropical fruits and pine. Very nice and different IPA.
Ernest (6723) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, resin, grapefruit/kumquat), with light notes of mango, sour/decaying vegetable matter (onion, celery), butter.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Odd name for this one...itís more of a malt onslaught than anything, at least in the mouth (the nose is certainly very fruity-hoppy). Very sugary-syrupy sweet. Some off notes in the nose hurt the aroma score. More apparent alcohol than expected...tastes closer to 8%. Comes off more like an American Strong than an IPA.
brokensail (13201) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another can courtesy of Aaron. Amber/copper pour with a white head. Sweet malt and fruit aromas. Notes of pineapple, some grapefruit, and lots of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Sweet flavor of caramel and toffee. Notes of brown sugar and pineapple with a light grapefruit citrus character. Some light bitterness on the finish.
weihenweizen (2192) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated can obtained as free beer during free beer week from Denverdiv. Twelve ounce aluminum can poured into a shaker. Pours dense orange with lots of suspended yeast and small white head which eventually dissapates. Medium lacing, medium body, medium carbonation, and herbal hop aroma. Taste is herbal hops, evergreen hops, and nice bitter hop finish.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from adnielsen bros! Pours hazy gold. Slightly bland but fresh citrusy grass aroma. Nothing special except how fucking drinkable this shit is.
jsquire (3736) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color with a thin off white head. Piney, floral nose. Some citrus notes in the flavor but this is really a piney and floral IPA. Long bitter orange peel finish. Interesting IPA.