imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 473ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Hazy orange gold. Soft, fruity flavours initially, strawberry with sweet cherry came to mind, backed by a sweet toffee, caramel note. Could have done with some citrus to sharpen it up as it remained sweet and fruity. Lacks some oomph, but still drinkable.
nike (746) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, I donít know, I donít think Iím getting these organic IPAís. Pours amber/orangish, thick off white head, nice hoppy aroma (so far so good), and thenÖ.the taste falls flat. Not bad, but the brew just doesnít have that hoppy bite and profile. Definitely on the thin side, decent balance and CO2, it just seems to be missing something. A good APA maybe, I was surprised by the 7%adv.
reebtogi (3266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL bottle listed as 7.2%ABV poured a pale orange-amber color with a quickly diminishing white head that left little behind in the way of lacing. Aroma of caramel malts and some floral hops. Taste is mild malt sweetness and a mild hop bitterness. The finish is clean and crisp. Overall, a decent india pale ale, but could be better with a more assertive hop profile.
williamstome (517) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure if this is Ravensbrau; it was an organic Eel River IPA. Hazy orange pour. Aroma is sweet maltiness balancing the hops. Flavor is still sweet but with more of a hop bite. Interesting. Decently smooth mouthfeel.
johndoughty (3286) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange and clear with some hops. Quite fruity and not as much hops and bitterness as you would expect. A very easy to drink and pleasant IPA.
pinkzambia (1294) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Murky dark cider look with small off-white ring head. Dry, hoppy aroma with some cardboard thrown in. Blunt bitter flavor but not that complex. Medium body. Not super impressed.
Slayer85 (979) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (7,2% ABV). A clear medium amber beer, with a small. frothy, lightly lacing, mostly diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly to moderately malty (biscuits, caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, herbs, a touch of resin), with a hint of tea and soap. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, quite long finish with medium bitterness, lightly alcoholic. Probably the maltier (or maybe the least hoppy) American IPA I have ever tried. It has more than a resemblance of balance, but at the same time has some slight off notes and itís a bit thin. It lacks bitterness if you expect the typical Westcoast IPA, but on the other hand itís enjoyable and it could be furtherly improved.
savnac (2064) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Humpyís. Clear amber with a thick, dense off white head. Faint aroma of caramel, citrus and pine. Flavor is on the sweet side, with caramel malt, mild to medium hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a sticky, syrupy mouth feel. Not a bad IPA just a bit sweet and lacking on hop character.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours copper, dark and hazy. Aromas of, well, I am not really sure. Floral maybe. Weird smell. Taste is sweet with some bitterness. Palate is medium bodied. Finish is short and dry. Overall, I donít know about this one. After reading the description, I do taste some strawberries, but not the good sweet ones, more like the over-ripe or rotted ones. Not a fan of this one.
andyhwcinc (1138) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Purchased at Golden Leaf in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on what will hopefully be the last cool day in the city in quite a while. Appearance a slightly cloudy amber with a rich tan/off-white head. Aroma is very sweet for an IPA, a mixture of hops and baking goods, in all honesty and I never thought Iíd state this about a beer, it smells like a Krispy Kreme doughnut. I donít know if thatís a good thing or a bad thing. Taste is just weird, it is a sweet IPA, hops are present but thereís a sweet malty flavor in the back end that has an odd lingering to it. A weird malted candy type of flavor. Wouldnít really drink this one again, canít say itís íbadí though.