nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz taster at the Pittsburgh public market. Pours a deep orange with one finger of rocky, lacing head. Nice nose, big up front, citrus fruits, light line, a little perfume. Very straight forward but not aggressive. Flavor is similar, sweet, lightly bitter, actually less bitter than the nose would indicate, lemon, orange zest, light pine, some caramel. Medium bodied, lightly bitter, refreshing finish.
maneliquor (3285) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mane Liquor. Pours perfect orange with a small, firm white head. Looks amazing. Nose is very appealing. Citrus, pine and grapefruit. Everything you would expect in an IPA. Taste takes it a little further with light lemon/orange, pine through the middle, and a bitter grapefruit finish. Soft carbonation helps it flow well. Very nice IPA
Nickls (1887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Finger plus of light tan head, darker bright coppery orange. Slight citrus and pine for the hops but seem a bit stale and dusty. Citrus hos with some slight cracker and overly malted notes. Medium body with lively carbonation. Eh, can’t help but think this isn’t all that fresh. Need to retry.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. The name says it all. This one has all you’d expect in appearance, palate, and scent from an IPA, but the taste stands out. After the hay hop bomb explosion up front, there’s a brown, malty kick to finish it out.
lamas (1372) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Barley’s and Hop’s, Bethel Park, PA on 02/11/12. Poured a murky copper color with a thick beige head. The aroma consisted of a decent amount of caramel maltiness, light biscuity qualities, some grapefruits, and a little pine. Went down medium-bodied with no real surprises taste-wise. Caramel and biscuity flavors were present upfront. Bittering citrus fruits and rinds were noticeable at the end. A touch of harsh rye here and there. A splash of sour lemon in the finish. I would’ve thought that a brewery’s flagship beer should’ve been more memorable.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On keg at the Craft Beer Co. Pours a slightly cloudy golden colour with a decent white head. Lovely hoppy aroma of pine, passion fruit, pineapple and caramel. Similar flavours. Nice and bitter with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Alcohol is well balanced. Nice.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at beer temple. Nice amber body w medium head. Nose hoppy and nice taste is sweet hops with prickly texture. Really enjoyable. Nice!
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours cloudy dark amber with a good creamy beige head leaving lacing. Aroma is weak to medium fruity, malty, citric, soapy and hay. Flavor is fruity, phenolic, apples, pears, caramel, citric, piny, bitter and malty. Finishes longlived bitter and caramel sweet.
reggiedunlop (3224) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy blonde/honey color with a medium creamy white head. Aroma has some spicy and tea-like hops. Flavor has spicy, bitter hops...leafy...lightly biscuity. Mouthfeel is light/medium with a bitter, dry finish.
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beer Temple. Orange/amber color. Off white head, good lace. Aroma: sweet malt & resiny hops, nicely balanced. Flavor is medium bitter and lightly (malty) sweet. Body is fuller than I expected from 5.8%. Firm bitter finish. Nice!