GIJOE (1084) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a faintly reddish amber with a frothy eggshell white head. Nose is malty with trace hints of citrus pith. Taste is rather balanced. Malty sweetness and citrus bitterness. Medium body. Decent brew.
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trapped (2308) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Cloudy bright orange with cmall foamy beige head, faint citrus aroma, high carbonation, grassy hops taste, medium bitter finish. Not very robustly hopped.
geologyguy (1354) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light smell...almost nothing, taste is bitter and not in a good way, hoppy..too much so
SG111 (1295) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dino BBQ, Brooklyn. Pours dark yellow color. Small light ring of lacing. Light bitter citrus notes. Not much there. Flavor is sweet citrus, biscuit malt, light bitter finish. Fairly sweet ipa but not English style.
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber color with notmuch head. From draft. I’m guessing maybe the keg was old because this was far from hoppy. It was malty and bitter. Only aroma/taste I got was soapy dirty dishwater and heavily bitter. Body was light and texture was thin, with a long bitter finish. I hope this isn’t their best offering....
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear orange-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of fruit, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, fruit and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at pony. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose and taste of malt, spicy rye, dry grain and wood. Medium body. Abrasive.
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Sampled at Living Social Beerfest, 12/6/2013, as Empire Crusader IPA
Aroma: The nose is mild hops, grass and floral, some caramel, citrus, and earthy notes
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a small head and some lace
Flavor: It is lightly sweet and light-medium bitter, not super hoppy, but a nice hop flavor
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a clean feel, and a light dry finish
I thought this one was a decent example of a more British style IPA. It’s not close to being a hop bomb, but it is certainly a drinkable offering.
k0mpsa (2502) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at triple crown, manhattan. Clear copper color, small white head. Aroma is mainly malty, fruits, hops. Malty body, hoppy, fruity. Dry hoppy end. Decent basic ipa.