NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found a sixpack of this in a little mom & pop store along the "Avenue of the Giants" in the redwood forest of northern CA. From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a clear ruby-amber with a nice initial, off-white head. Good lacing. Fairly strong malty & citrusy aroma. Good caramelly malt base with a nice whack of hops in the foreground as well. Some fruitiness shines through. Lingering hoppy follow-through. The hops are different than the usual northwest cascade variety; quite refreshing. Lovely beer.
sloshgator (456) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale is not a bad example of the style. Nice floral aroma rising from a golden amber color with nice foamy head. Taste is also floral with moderate complexity and a slight pine finish. Eel River IPA isn’t necessarily a standout, but worth a quaff.
DWestrick (440) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. only had a 1/3 of the beer, but what I did sample was quite nice. Big and bold IPA
ALLOVATE (2459) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little sea monkeys in suspension for this one. Misted deep orange with a soapy lather of off-white foam. Not much on the nose; perhaps some fresh cut pineapple, sour cherry, raspberry conserve, tree resin, rubber bike tyre, cardboard. Quite dry, light, heated with a good sense of the alcohol. Nutty, almond backbone with a bready hint and quite yeasty towards the tail. Pasty, buttery, diacetyl through the roof, but somehow balanced by the minty fresh, floral and almost noble hopping. Peppery, herbal finish. Minty length that is refreshing. Light bodied and spritzy up front with a soft swallow. Lacking esters, but the hops are dominant. A little of a weird one I couldn’t quite conquer. Just plain strange!! (12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. (Chip’s Wine & Beer) Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Clear deep golden colour with a small white head.
Fresh citrusy and herbal hops, mild bitterness and mild maltiness in the aroma.
The flavour is floral and citrusy hops, mild bitterness and sweet caramel maltiness. Quite easy and drinkable.
StevieT (702) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Pours slightly cloudy amber with not much head, big bitter flavours with a resin finish.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"looks and feels like a typical ipa...maybe a bit too carbonated? the aroma is pleasant, but not enough for this hop lover. the flavor is a bit of earthy hops and a sweetness that doesn’t quite add up. I’ll skip this one from now on."
Sevenlee (1382) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate hop finish. Not bad.
Bulk_Carrier (2229) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange to red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a quick thirty seconds. Light lacing speckled and then slid into the body.
The smell had a light citrus bitterness with an ample amount of sweet caramel malts.
The taste was basically the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriately styled for the beer and for me.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA that I could down again.
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a bright orange with firm white head. Great head retention! Not much to the nose at all, light pine, citrus and maybe a little honey. Quite light bodied. Light pine, honey and caramel but not much of any really. Does hide the 7.2% ABV very well tho. Incredibly easy drinking.
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rodrigorj87 (10) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma cítrico e caramelo. Cor âmbar escuro e translúcida, média formação de espuma com boa persistência. Encorpada com sabor inicial cítrico e retrogosto caramelo.